gray baths


a few new favorite gray bathrooms


sofa nook in a built-in bookcase

Elle Decor

 Angie Hranowsky
Matthew Patrick Smyth

House Beautiful
If money grew on trees...I'd flip the built-ins in my den.
My sofa is on the opposite wall and I'd love to have a nook like these.
Cozy, huh?

a winner and a weekend...

congratulations to zoe, winner of
$125 gift card.
thank you ALL for entering!
have a wonderful weekend.

Win a $125 gift card from!

I'm so excited...
The great folks at are offering a $125 gift card to one lucky
a perfect gray reader!
How's that for some awesome mid-summer news...?
Check out the lamps above, they're just a few of my favorites. 
I've had a pair of these lamps for a couple of years and I love them in my bedroom.
my lamp 
When I bring folks through to show off my new master bath,
they always comment on my lamps.
Now, go check out all the great lamps at
...then enter to win by leaving a comment below.
It's that easy.
Just make sure to include your e-mail address
(or a link to your site with an easy-to-find e-mail).
United States only, please.
You get one extra entry each for a Tweet, a Pin, or a Facebook post about the giveaway.
Comments close at midnight (EST) on Thursday, July 18th, and we'll announce the winner on Friday.
Good luck, you guys...
And thanks,!

white baths

light and airy bath spaces are where it's at today
have a great weekend and see you on Monday when I'll have an awesome give-away for YOU!
see you then,

moody gray bedrooms

 Annie Brahler
House Beautiful



Give me some dark and moody gray bedrooms and I'll pretend it's not ninety degrees with ninety percent humidity here in good ole SC.


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I'm crazy for tortoise right about now.
This coffee table top isn't helping any.

One of the last times I was at Scott Antique Market in Atlanta,
I found this vintage tortoise shell cuff.
I wear it almost every day.

 my tortoise cuff 

Check out these heart-stopping antique tortoise shell pieces...

...a beautiful tea caddy

and a tortoise shell cameo from the 1700's.

(found these on pinterest, of course) 

I'm also crazy for vintage bamboo pieces with that tortoise shell look.

The Glitter Guide

I found this great English coat/umbrella stand at an antiques auction
 several years back. 
The bamboo has that light-and-dark amber tortoise shell look. 

my tortoise bamboo coat/umbrella stand 

And, of course, my bar cart has a little tortoise on it...

 my bar cart

Elle Decor

Are you convinced yet?

black and white stripes