Friday, September 30, 2011

Streets of Paris..






I cannot thank you all enough for your sweet comments and emails from the last two days..

I hope you are getting ready for a nice relaxing weekend..

This weekend my littlest one is having girls weekend with me and I am very excited.  Shopping and sweets and all kinds of girls only stuff!  

I am dreaming of Paris right now too, I wish I could take her there for the weekend! 

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Putting it out there...


So here it goes..  I know I don't say much about myself but sometimes I want to spill some of the beans...  I am curious about you my lovely readers so I figure I have to let you know a little something about me right..
So here we go.. I have a list, sometimes it's just a mental list, sometimes it is a written list (but rarely).  It is a list of things I want to do in this life and let's face it, life is moving by pretty quickly around here so I have to keep working on making this list happen just about every day.  I did not think of it that way until my Mom said to me "if she wants to do it she will make it happen" in reference to a buying trip I want to take in France.  This is part of my to do list for myself- my personal goals so to speak....
  1. Have a space I have designed published
  2. Take a buying Trip to France and bring back a whole container full of goodness
  3. Have a shop (even if just for a little while)
  4. Live in France for 6 months with my family (in a gorgeous space like the one above)
  5. Learn French and Spanish
  6. Write/publish a beautiful design book
  7. Expand greige studio to include upholstery and accessories
  8. Finish my house (ha ha)
  9. Stop and smell the roses
  10. Travel to Africa
Okay so now I simply must know if you will share with me what your to do list holds right now!!!  {Please} I would love to know what others are thinking they would like to accomplish with their lives.


Also, don't forget to enter our little giveaway..

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For more information on advertising please check here.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Atelier...




For the past few months I have been considering seriously moving into a little studio space to spread out a little bit.  I would love to have a studio or shop in the front with an office and then a design space in the back for work.  Things around here are very busy and I have not had the time to really think this through.  I am curious to know if you have an office, shop or studio that you rent/own?  If you do how do you like it?  Would you recommend it?  I can use all the input that I can get!

I love this space with the industrial furnishings and the warm feeling of the flooring texture what a great and inspiring workspace.


dreamy shop images via Mires Paris


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Parisian Chic book {giveaway}

Just a little thank you to all of you wonderful followers here on greige!
(look over 1800 of you over there) 
One of my favorite books.. Parisian Chic.
The perfect book to get you on track with your fall fashion fix!


Best of  luck!  




For a chance to win please visit shop greige and leave a comment below, for an additional chances to win you can tweet (easy to tweet just hit retweet at the bottom of the post), follow us here on the blog or on twitter or blog about our giveaway.  The winner will be chosen at random on October 5th .  
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

  **Don't forget I have to be able to contact you...  Please leave your name and some type of contact information if you are not able to be contacted with your profile** 

Congratulations to Karlie who won our giveaway!



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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Living room and Family room Design




I had the recent pleasure of working on multiple spaces for a client who was looking for a style that I really enjoy.  For their living room I suggested a clean slightly dressier look with greys and linens and to carry the feeling through into their family room we toned down the formality for a comfortable family space that will be used every day.  
In the larger family room I suggested paneling on the large open wall opposite the fire place and seating with artwork to add some weight.  It was a fun space to create.

I am always so amazed by how much fun it is to create a space for a family that they can use and the best part is getting to know my clients.



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Monday, September 26, 2011

Style in the entry


Another week is upon us and I am not sure I feel like I am accomplishing much around here.
I am complete in awe of the this beautiful entryway and the mirror, it is so very lovely and unique, the things that make a house a home.  

There is a lot going on around here and I am wondering something.. as I start to do some long awaited work on our home, if you are interested in seeing the changes taking place?  I have not really explored that here on the blog as it has been a lot of inspiration and work ideas.  I am just curious if you, my lovely reader, are interested in this type of addition. 

Also, this week look for a little giveaway here and some other fun things!

Wishing you a lovely Monday to start off the week.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

greige fairytale...


I think this picture sums up what I have been inspired by this past week.. the dark molding, the  patterned floor and the beautiful dress..  

I hope you are having  wonderful day.. 
I will be recovering from a 7 year old girls slumber party today!!

image via pinterest

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pool house cozy...


This looks like the perfect place to spend the weekend.
I think I need one for sure, a little fire, a little pool, a little time to spend with friends and family.

Wishing you a magical weekend!

image via pinterest

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Light Oak Wood Flooring



I have had wood flooring on my mind this week as I am specifying a big design job and have chosen to use a light oak wood flooring.  The flooring pictured above is by far one of my favorites and I have used it several times over the years.  We are debating on the chevron or some other pattern for the space as it is quite large.  I am looking to install this same floor in my Living and Dining area in the coming months also- which I am even more excited about.  Do you have a favorite that you have used?  If you do I would love to hear about it!

images via pinterest and Provenza

flooring shown in 3rd photo is Provenza Old World Collection Fossil Stone

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Feeling Fall...



I am so in love with the feeling of this photo!  The grapes look heavenly and the texture is amazing.
 Wouldn't this be a great kitchen work space.

I hope your week is moving along well!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dark Details..


I love the classic feeling of all of the dark trim and detailing in this space and how it carries through.

I have always been one to paint the walls not the trim with color.  I may need to change that idea out once and a while and see how it goes.

image via pinterest

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So loving this!








I find it interesting how my taste varies.. I know that there are people who like one thing and one thing only, but I swing back and forth.  I love clean beautiful spaces and old crumbly spaces at the same time.  I think when a space is well done it really speaks for itself.  Now there are somethings I just don't like but to each his own.

What about you?  Do you have one style that you like or do you like more than one or even a mix?

image via pinterest and cherner chair



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Monday, September 19, 2011

unplanned...



I love the idea that design would be unplanned.. I guess that then you would call it something else right?  Because Design is really the idea of planning out the space..
image via Brown dress with white dots

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

greige fairytale...



Sparkles are so much fun!!!  
Either of these would work I think..

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

images via pinterest and the Alternative wife

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Vintage love


I have this thing about Vintage... I love it!
I love to go to the flea market and find something discarded and make it into a special something..

Something for me, something for my home, something as a gift..

Do you do Vintage? 

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Grey Doors...


Lately I have been seriously considering painting some of my interior doors a light grey.
This is hard because my walls all have a color on them so I would definitely have to change that to a cleaner color a light creamy white or a slightly darker grey.  I just love this look and am completely afraid to commit to it.. 

What about you?  Do you have color on your doors?  Do you love it if you do?

Oh last chances to enter our giveaway!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Grey in the entryway...


How yummy is all of that moulding and the bike is very sweet too!!

Sometimes I wish that I lived in a big city so that I could ride my bike around and then store it in my beautifully detailed entryway.. but then I come back to reality and I live here...
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Inspiration (commercially speaking)






I am knee deep in the process of designing a commercial space right now and I am completely inspired by the work of AvroKO.  We are taking the darker library approach with an industrial modern twist.  I am excited to use some wood flooring treatments for paneling on the walls and adding a brick to the space to create a sense of age that is not already there.  All of the details are like a layering effect in the space.  I have found so many ideas and they are all swimming around up there just waiting to get down on paper and made in physical forms.
It should be fun to say the least!

Don't miss your chance to enter our giveaway!

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