Wednesday, August 29, 2012

dark gray kitchen cabinets

especially good with that gray/blue rug...


Monday, August 27, 2012

monday freshness

Isn't California designer Catherine Kwong's living room in this month's House Beautiful really fresh?
As usual, the black and white curtains do me in. 


Friday, August 24, 2012

guess what I want...



mirrors over the bedside tables. they don't even need to be matching.
I think the key is getting the right scale.
you like?
have a wonderful weekend...donna

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

stunning stairs

Monday, August 20, 2012


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

stonington gray

Designer Claudia Benvenuto's home 

I thought this room in the recent Elle Decor was great. The walls are painted Stonington Gray (HC-170) from Benjamin Moore, a terrific, light gray. As a matter of fact, the whole house is painted Stonington Gray, in lighter and darker shades.

My magazine is open to this page; I haven't been able to get past it yet.

Isn't that art over the mantel just the thing?
The whole room is, really.

Monday, August 13, 2012

what a little black and white can do...

original source unknown

Thursday, August 9, 2012

if this room was a drink...

tricia guild

....margarita rocks!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

an old favorite for your tuesday

hello, old favorite.
I still love your neutral beauty.
 I like looking at you during these hot, dog days of summer. 
your paper lantern is so light and airy; and those icy gray silk curtains?
 well, yum.
thanks for dropping by on a tuesday, old fave.
I might just survive this summer yet.

your friend, donna

Monday, August 6, 2012

thank you

A big thank you to Robin Houghton for including 'a perfect gray' in her new book Blogging For Creatives. I'm so honored to have been included.

And trust me; this is one great book packed with tips and information on starting and maintaining a blog. I realized quickly that, even as a blogger who has been at it a while, I could use a lot of these valuable tips and insights.
I'll be referring to this book a lot!

Thanks, Robin!

Friday, August 3, 2012


the textures in this room are calling me: raw wood desk, bamboo blinds, rough linen curtains, and the paper-covered pin board. all wonderful elements against the white wall...

hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

lovely old things

a little beauty (including more grisaille) from Antiq BR