Thursday, May 10, 2012

gray bookcase




I'm always drawn to a more masculine feel in interiors.  Love the art in this cozy area by Grant Gibson. Check out the small parsons tables. The bookcase, painted in Farrow and Ball's "Down Pipe" really makes a statement. Looks like the back of the shelves are mirrored. And notice how the books are stacked horizontally.

16 comments:

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

LOVE this! I love the color and the addition of the mirrors are perfect. The lighting is a lovely detail as well...

the gardener's cottage said...

love all the color with this deep charcoal color bookcase - keeps it light still.

Ann said...

Nice shade of gray...
It looks so good in there.

3 Peanuts said...

I love it. That room is beautifully layered.

Like Me Some said...

I love this color!! I also love the mirrored back, brilliant! The happy yellow garden stool is pretty great in this space, too!

Robyn said...

Simply GORGEOUS!

Vicki said...

Wow I LOVE that bookshelf. Would love to paint some furniture in that colour!

SHERRY HART said...

That vignette has so much gorgeousness in it!

gatherings home said...

Hi donna.....my dining room pics are up! I would love to hear your input too.

Have a great weekend!

Carol

pretty pink tulips said...

Donna,
My painters are still here...but when they finish I am excited to show you, of all people, what we've done. It's not enormous, but the powder bath is a dark gray and then, we used the same color in a high gloss for the cabinets above a little bar/kitchenette on the landing upstairs. Contrasting with a beautiful lighter marble, I think it's going to look sharp!

And, it reminds me a little of this bookcase!!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
xoxo Elizabeth

Splendid Willow said...

Lovely and very you!

Happy Mother's day beautiful Donna. Thinking of you today. You are one special lady.

hugshugshugs

Mon

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love the bookcase..,.love the lights...and love the mustard garden stool.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I have built in dark gray bookcases in my library and I love them. the boks and accessories really pop off of the dark color.


Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Anonymous said...

First, Love your blog. It's gorgeous and I'm impressed by your creativity. It must be difficult finding so many inspirational grey images. I think I'd run out of steam.
As for this room, it's alright but lacks soul. Like someone had a checklist of trendy items which "read classic" and just put them in the same room. Greek key? parsons? garden stool? gallery wall? etc etc. All there. None of which are bad in themselves, just all together seems a little too anal, too decorated, not organic at all.

paula said...

wow! this is stunning. I too love more masculine spaces.

Charlotta Ward said...

Me too, and I used those words verbatim when I briefed a designer the other week who is working on a new brand identity for my company.
Though there is a feminine and romantic (read bohemian arty) side to me, I too feel a lot more comfortable with a more sober base. So much more timeless and soothing than a 'frou frou' room.

Hope you had a magic mother's day!

xx Charlotta