Thursday, 13 October 2011

Grey

From subtle tones of the palest ash and silver to the deepest charcoal grey; the iconic French Grey, and the delightfully named Greige - that divine combination of grey and beige, all become part of a soothing and restful colour palette. Here are some of my favourites.

Above images SHOP: Affari AB
Above images: 1.SHOP: Affari AB 2.PHOTOGRAPHER: Paul Ryan-Goff 3.ANTIQUE & VINTAGE EUROPEAN TEXTILES: LoodyLady Ebay
Above image: ANTIQUE & VINTAGE EUROPEAN TEXTILES: LoodyLady Ebay
Above images: 1.BROCANTE SHOP & BLOG: G-Style 2.FABRIC: Woodford Plaid Fabrics and Papers 3.PICTURE LIBRARY: Gap Interiors 4.CREATIONS & INTERIORS:Terry John Woods 
Above image: PHOTOGRAPHER:Tessa Francesca
Above image: MAGAZINE & SHOP: Selvedge 
Above images: 1.SHOP: Baucis & Philemon 2.Cabbages & Roses FABRIC   Paris Rose 100% linen from Fabrics & Paints 3.SHOP: Olsson & Jensen 4.PHOTOGRAPHER: Tim Clinch

Above images: PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan
Above images: 1. & 2. ANTIQUES & Blog: Atelier de Campagne 3. ANTIQUE & VINTAGE EUROPEAN TEXTILES: LoodyLady Ebay
Above image: ANTIQUE & VINTAGE EUROPEAN TEXTILES: LoodyLady Ebay


Miranda at The Black Barn is creating the most divine grey fireplace as part of her room makeover to view click on the picture below




60 comments:

Tatiana Doria said...

I love greys in Decor. They are neutral and combine with almost every color. You can dress it up or down depending on your taste. Great examples.

Jade said...

My dearest Glenda,
can´t tell you, how much i loooooooooove your wonderful posts (enjoy your blog every day).......this one is heavenly again and it takes my breath away....love this french grey!!! Tomorrow i´ll post my bathroom with a little bit grey ;))! Thank you sooooooo much, for all your inspiration and your lovely words,

have a wonderful week, hugs Jade

Francy (So Beautiful Things) said...

I love the grey. I find this an elegant colour.
Francy

toves sammensurium said...

Og dear,once more your new post takes my breath away,and I am full of admiration over your hard work and briilian eye for the details!Why don't you publish a book....I 'll sign up for one right now!!!Can only say thank you,as always it's a great pleasure visiting you!
Tovehugs:)

Robynne's Nest said...

Hello there Glenda...lovely pics as always. I especially love that zinc/gal bath in the first picture, wouldn't that look amazing in any bathroom. I will have to go and visit LoodyLady on ebay as those fabrics look just beautiful...that scalloped toile with the red trim is amazing and is giving me some ideas for blinds when I return to my home in Melbourne...just don't tell hubby! Have a great week. Robx

Flora Fricker said...

Wow, these are so gorgeous! x

flora-fricker.blogspot.com

cinzia said...

Beautiful images, it's my preferred style and color!!
Gorgeous
xx

Rozmeen said...

Hi Glenda,
How are you?

I absolutly LOVE these shades of powdery grey..

Thanks for sharing..
A big hug,
Rozmeen

Thilda said...

I love these kinds of interiors; grey, old wood, linen, little bit rusty and old country style mixed some luxury maybe. Lovely weekend! :)

Kärleken till inredning said...

Lovely pictures and a wonderful blog that I will follow!

/ Linda

The enchanted home said...

As soon as I saw the title I knew I would love this post...and it did not disappoint!! Just fabulous, those chalky milky grays melt my heart. Love them you captured this look so perfectly as only you can.

Wendy Paula said...

It is always with pleasure and anticipation I visit your blog.
I love the elegance of grey, wonderful, wonderful Glenda and your Paper Mulberry logo is charming:)

Wendy x

Glenda Steel - The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh thank you so much for such generous compliments! So, so kind of you all!!! I'm thrilled that you like my new logo Wendy, I adore your graphics so your compliment means such a lot to me. A huge welcome to new followers and thank you so much for your lovely messages I will pop by your blogs today! Warmest wishes from an old farmhouse - Glenda xxx

d e l i g h t said...

Lovely! Gray is my favorite color and it is soothing and restful! Love your logo and header!!!

Greet said...

Dear Glenda,
You always make my day with your post!! Again the most beautiful post in blogger land this week! I am truly looking forward to your postings!! You always find the most beautiful images!!
Love love love this post and your entire blog! It is a real design resource online book!
Thank you for all your work you put into your posts and for sharing all the sources!
Warmest,
Greet

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wonderful pictures! Grey is one of my favorite colours in my interior!

Many hugs, Ingrid

THE BLACK BARN said...

I am now painting my living room. I have my chimney painted old grey.
My outside doors are also painted grey.
I often read your blog again for ideas for my living room/bedroom.
I love you style that shows you on your blog!!

Sweet hugs,

Miranda

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I was shocked back into reality when the last picture went by! I was completely transported by your wonderful selections, and I didn't want an end! I have to go find some grey paint! Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration!!

karen - Simply Inspired said...

glenda,
thank you kindly for the peaceful, inspirational words, photos and palette...
autumn joys to you...

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

A lovely post full of glorious grey goodness! x Sharon

manon 21 said...

une belle symphonie en gris,toujours agréable de te visiter.

Belle soirée

manon

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

I really don't know how to thank you for such kindness your wonderful messages have really made my day!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Glenda you post the most wonderful pictures! I adore all the fabrics you posted especially the bird print with some red in it. The room that has the large white beams and tile floors is beautiful...I would love to live in a home like that. Thanks for sharing the things you love...they are beautiful!

Rachel~

Pamela said...

Gorgeous post Glenda!
These images are just beautiful!!
Pamela xo

Kris said...

Glenda,

Your posts are so inspiring and lovely, I am always looking forward to your next post and this one is no exception.

I love the color grey in every shade. I think this color adds warmth and comfort to a room. I feel at home when I see rooms such as these.

Kris

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Glenda, dear, ironically, my family and I had quite a discussion about "grey" this morning over coffee, and then I came and opened my email and there was this WonDerFul post!!! I had to rush out, but now that I am home I have opened your blog and shared these tasteful, elegant photos with my daughter and husband. They both agree: This selection of images would be so gorgeous published in a coffee table book. Really, you do share the most lovely , dreamy photos! Thank you!

Jennelise said...

I love small silver frames. :) I have collected them on travels mostly - they are harder to find where I live. I think they look beautiful in a group.
Jennelise

desde my ventana said...

Hello Glenda,
Thank you !!!! You ever have very beautiful pictures and very interesting links....I love your posts.

Hugs

Cecilia

Tricia Rose said...

These greys and naturals feel so wonderfully autumnal, gentle and soft... thinking time~

Ann said...

As always-
stunning images, generous sources.

Your research shows...and we appreciate it!

Atelier de Campagne said...

Wonderful posting again, always an inspiration. Would love to decorate this empty old house, with your blog as a guidance.
Looking forward what you will bring us in your next posting.
Have a great weekend in autumn England
Johan

Dentelline said...

I love, I love!!!
It's too beautiful!
These photos are stunning!
Have a good day!

Susan T said...

Hello dear one, I am behind with my comments TUT! It has been a funny old week.

There I was with my F&B match pots, thinking of the perfect grey, and then came your lovely post. I am going to bite the bullet and paint our dining room another colour, stark white is too harsh in our wintry light, you have given me wonderful inspiration.

Your posts are like a fabulous box of chocolates, undo the ribbon - (scroll down)and feast your eyes on such delights, so heavenly, so very tempting. I try and ration myself but I keep popping back, thank goodness it isn't fattening!xx

5th and State said...

oh glenda what a way to begin my day with such serene and stimulating images; inspiration galore.
have a wonderful weekend
debra

chasing lightning bugs said...

these are lovely lovely lovely.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Just hopped on over from Atelier de Campagne... Sooo Glad I Did!*!*! Just FaB Blog Spot... and I just LoVe the Euro Textile with BiRdS!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

THE BLACK BARN said...

GLENDA,
THANKS FOR YOUR NICE COMPLEMENTS ON MY CHIMNEY.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR POSTING MY PICTURE ON YOU NICE BLOG.
I WAS VERY SURPRISED AND HONORED TO BE ON YOU NICE BLOG.

I AM ALSO VERY CURIOUS HOW YOU LIVE.
HOW YOUR HOUSE LOOK ON THE INSIDE.
I HOPE YOU WIL SOME DAY SHOW US SOME PHOTOS OF YOUR HOUS ON YOUR BLOG.

SWEET HUGS,

MIRANDA

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh Miranda thank you so much for your lovely message, your fireplace is fabulous! I have a few photographs showing my home in this post http://thepapermulberry.blogspot.com/2011/07/500-year-old-farmhouse-full-of-french.html

Hugs and warmest of wishes - Glenda xxx

Ivy Clad said...

Hi Glenda, another great post! I posted a link to your blog on my latest post. Yours is so inspiring.

-Keri

Katty's cosy cove said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for all your inspiration. I'm your newest follower. ~Have a wonderful day and blessings always~

LatteLisa said...

show me soaps and my knees go weak!

Hope you are enjoying a fine Sunday in your beautiful house ;-)

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh Lisa I know what you mean, thank you so much for such a lovely message! Welcome Katty's Cosy Cove and thank you too! I am popping across to see your blog straight away! Warmest of wishes - Glenda xxx

Monica said...

Dearest Glenda,
your posts are always sooo inspiring! Thanks for sharing beauty!
Sending hugs,
Monica xo

Evi said...

you and Jade inspire me to paint my half bath a soft gray. Interesting, because gray was never even in the running.
I just fairly recently found your blog and I adore it !!!!!!!!
Love to see also how you are coming along with your home.
Best regards, Evi

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Glenda, These are now some of my favorites too. Just gorgeous...every image. Details that make me swoon. XO, Mona

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love all the images you posted. They are beautiful. The fabric above is gorgeous.

deb mills said...

you always put together the most wonderful images. i know ahead of time that i will love each post. i always feel i have been transported away to a magical place for a brief time when i visit. thank you...

summersoul said...

this post is breathtaking. I am a follower now! thank you.

Manasi said...

The first 2 images of the bathroom are fantastic! Straight out of a period story. Also love the dark contrast of heavy, rough timber beams against lighter walls.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Dear Glenda,
All images are so beautiful...I could not help but link to you today! You inspire!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Candylei said...

A wonderful collection of inspiration for decorating! Now i'm off to see the link of you home interior. I'll be back again. I signed up to follow so I won't miss anything of yours.

helen tilston said...

Hello Glenda

Another breathtaking stunning post. I love it and too many items of beauty to mention. I love your layout of images - I know you put a lot of work into each post and I am truly grateful for the joy your posts bring.

I have been travelling this past week and now I am settled.
My best
Helen xx

The Cloth Shed said...

I agree totally Glenda, the grey palette is just so restful on the eye... and classy too.

Great inspirational choice of pics as usual, thanks for sharing.
Julie x

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Hi Glenda! Lovely images, as usual! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. You can check out the details on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Glenda- I just discovered your beautiful blog and I LOVE it!!!This gray post is fantastic.

Have a wonderful weekend
~Cheryl
FreshVanillaForC

Nordisk gammelt said...

Lovely blog - I will show some of your pictures on my blog and link to your blog. Have a wonderful day.

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for such lovely messages! A huge thank you to Nordisk & gammelt for featuring me post with such a lovely link to my blog and to Carolyn for the award nomination, so kind and thoughtful of you! Warmest of wishes - Glenda

Rose said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! xx

http://www.thelondoner.me/

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely! It is amazing how the rustic style brings it all together. Love that tub! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

matind'hiver said...

Superbe !
Les matières, les mises en scène, les objets ... tout me laisse RêVeuse.
Merci une nouvelle fois pour ce joli post. Bon week end *

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