GREEN AND GRAY




Hola chickadees .....we are getting right to it today!

Green and gray.  After I spent all of my design smarts on putting together the family room of my project then I had to move right to the living room.  No time for jumping up and down with glee.....

I felt spent and did not think there was enough Ritalin in Georgia to help me focus on another large plan so soon.  

But as they say....there is no crying in design:)

My starting point:


View from the foyer.

The gray ceilings were definitely a factor. 
 

SW Repose Gray

The wood on the wall will be stained kind of a dark gray driftwood. 

 

We started with soft blues and greens [cause you know I am a fan] but let's push it people.....so I suggested  "How about gray and green"..... in my best sing songy sell it voice.

After a trip to ADAC I realized that I might have boxed myself into a corner....yikes.

I found gray and green fabrics of course but not too many with both colors that wasn't a floral.

I posted this on instagram on my first go....


I then decided to see what other green and gray rooms I could find.

Who doesn't remember this gorgeous room by Kay Douglass


Windsor Smith



source: House Beautiful

Source?

Source:  Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Veranda

Source: Sarah Richardson

Source: Nancy Braithwaite




What do you think....are you a fan?

I've been tweaking all week and we are almost there.

It's a Scott's weekend!

Shayray













24 comments

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the same house with the pommegranite color in the kitchen and if it is, I thought you'd shown us another group of fabrics - or am I confused? Please straighten me out - but make no mistake when I say it's going to be gorgeous! Thanks for the update.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

This space is amazing so far! I love the green and gray combo. I have no doubt this will turn out beautiful.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Lacefield Designs has some nice gray and green combos!

Natalie said...

I have green and grays in my home right now! I love it! Can't wait to see what you do!

Rhonda said...

I literally had to prop my chin up to keep my mouth from hanging open and drooling. The combo of gray and green is awesome and your post is like an answer from the decorating angels. I have been struggling with how to merge my newly painted SW Agreeable Gray walls with my green kitchen cabinets which I absolutely love. I have a cream and green toile fabric that I wanted to use in the dining and kitchen areas long before I decided to go gray in my open living plan. You have affirmed to me that I am not nuts for trying such a combo. Thank you, thank you, and thank you !!! This is the first time I visit your blog (via edith&evelyn) and I will be back again and again. Have a very beautiful and blessed day !!!
Rhonda

Maureen Richmond said...

Love it! Love that powder room you featured.

therelishedroost said...

I absolutely love deep moss green and gray tones its stunning!! I think you choices are a breath of fresh air adding a bit of green warmth to the gray just wonderful!

Leslie Harris said...

What a great combo, green is so classic it never goes out of style in my book. And that gray ceiling is gorgeous. I can't wait to see this room when it's finished.

Jenny said...

Yum! What a great color combination! So fresh and modern, I love it!

Jessie said...

The space is fabulous to start with and I love where you are heading. This is going to be fantastic, I can't wait to see how it all turned out!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

This looks amazing and I love green and gray! I planing adding lots of green in our new master bedroom! Great work!

Tracey said...

Positively stunning. Can you please tell us who designed the gilded curly light fixture in the shot of the gray ceiling color? It's so unique! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The curly light fixture is called ringmaster by Currey and Company.

Jennifer Dennis said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! That chandelier is to die for! I NEED! This is by far the best project I have seen of yours so far!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you have seen this Lacefield fabric, but it is a great option:
http://lsfabrics.com/fabric/madras-cotton-1
I used this in my green and grey dining room. love this color combo, fresh and timeless!http://lsfabrics.com/fabric/madras-cotton-1
Maria

Anonymous said...

Love it. Gray and green is almost the perfect color combination, both restful and fresh. You're a genius. xo, N.

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry, I didn't think I was a fan of gray & green until I saw your post!! Now I'm loving it! Also, love that gray-ish weathered wood! Have a nice weekend!
Holly

designchic said...

It looks amazing Sherry and I LOVE the chandelier…can't wait to see more!!

Kim said...

This is such a fun project to follow along with you! I love the pops of fresh green with gray and know this is going to be a show stopper!

Deborah said...

This project is amazing. I am in love with the chandelier! Definetly a fan of gray and green. Used same colors in my open kitchen, dining, & living area. Originally was going to go with yellow and gray because there were more fabric options, but it just seemed a little boring. So happy I embraced the green instead.

Karena Albert said...

Sherry I really like the deeper greens for contrast and also adding some gorgeous green plants, like the Fiddle Leaf Fig!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

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Melanie Renn said...

The sitting area with the gallery wall (image 9) is featured in the book "Charlotte Moss Decorates". You can see several views of the room here: http://www.mrsblandings.com/2011/04/i-am-wanderer/

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