Thursday, June 30, 2011

fantastic stairs

Monday, June 27, 2011

personality in a room

more than a particular style or trend, I just love to see personality in a room...

Friday, June 24, 2011


have a great weekend...

Thursday, June 23, 2011



I have a little 'thing' for bottles and glassware lately. I have collected far more cloches than I need and antique apothecary bottles seem to call my name. anyone else sharing this obsession...? 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

gray with a little boho vibe...

love that comfy feel... 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

add it to your bookshelf...

congratulations to kimberly (kymberli21)!
you are the lucky winner of  Meghan's book, The Meghan Method.
Kimberly, please shoot me an e-mail with your mailing address.

Thanks to everyone who entered and for all your kind comments.

love to you all, donna

Monday, June 20, 2011

a thank you and a give away...

My sincere thanks to Meghan Carter, author of the new book The Meghan Method for featuring
a perfect gray as one of her recommended go-to blogs for decor and design inspiration. Meghan's new book contains 400 pages  packed with information, ideas, and the how-tos of determining the decor you want, creating a plan, and making it happen in your home.

Meghan has graciously offered a signed copy of her new book to a lucky reader of a perfect gray.
To enter, just leave a comment to this post. Make sure you leave your name and e-mail address with your comment.  Contest closes Tuesday, June 21 at noon EST. US residents only, please.
Good luck! You're gonna love Meghan's book.

Friday, June 17, 2011

antique gray

hoping you have a wonderful weekend...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

old domes and cloches...


Monday, June 13, 2011

my hat's off to you...

a little progress in our master bath fearless design bloggers who have the courage and confidence to blog about your own homes. I have even more respect for you after contemplating blogging my master bath re-do. Will it be good enough? What will they think? What will they say? Thanks to all of you who have gone before and given us all such treats.

We are slowly coming along. I am in love with my calcutta gold marble shower floor. Last fall, I found a great vintage french chest at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta which will be made into the vanity. Here are two drawers from the chest. I really like the pulls and the sweet blue and cream paper lining. Our home was built in the early 1940's so having an older piece in the new bathroom is going to give the feel I want.

Not much else to show right now. Did I mention progress was slow?

Now I just need to choose a gray for the walls.....that should be easy, right????

Friday, June 10, 2011

cozy gray

...a cozy weekend...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

an open letter to sixx design

Dear Cortney and Robert, I really like the way you sign your designs with a huge, funky art piece. It's gotta be hard to constantly find fresh pieces. Let me introduce you to Randel Plowman of A Collage A Day. I think one of these pieces, blown up to size, would really set a room on fire. You can thank me later. A little finders fee would do nicely. Or, Randel could whip me up a little sumpin' for that space over my mantel that has been empty for years now. Call me. I have even more ideas. Yours truly, donna  


thirty three pick up


the shout out

All by Randel Plowman

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

more unframed art...

via my friend james at

an unframed singleton. still nice. especially on gray.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

out of the frame...

Not too long ago, ally featured a grouping of unframed landscape paintings. They really caught my eye. Here is a grouping of portraits, all unframed, and I really like the look. Makes me want to start a new collection... 

Monday, June 6, 2011

hello, it's me calling...

After finding myself without too many times, I asked Pamela Sherry of Pixelimpress for some help with calling cards. Here are just a few of her awesome calling card designs....

And here is what we came up with - Pam's square, two color ikat cards in olive and gray (of course)...

I just love them. And I am crazy happy to welcome Pixeimpress as a new sponsor of a perfect gray. Be sure to check out all of Pam's paper goods including note cards, bookmarks and tags. And don't wait like I did! Get your calling cards NOW, before you need them...!

Friday, June 3, 2011

gray and a little drink...

have a great weekend...

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