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When in Doubt, Grey it Out

Grey is a wonderful color. Lambasted for being boring or cold, the right shade can really warm up a room. I recommend Benjamin Moore’s First Snowfall, Violet Sparkle, and Whirlpool.

Great ottomans via Live. Like. You.

Pale grey walls – via Swank Lighting

I love the intaglios display – via French Madame

Elegant headboard and bed sheets – via French Madame

This grey color is the perfect shade to display the art – via

Grey stripes – via Nathalie Vingot Mei

Grey walls and thin stripe – via Nathalie Vingot Mei

I learned from the best – via Charles Spada

via City Charles, Country Charles

Let Me Hear You Roar

How amazing are these?

I was never a tiger/animal print person before but after being inspired by these few things while at Charles Spada, I think I’m converted:

Charles’s home in Normandy

Charles’s home in Milton

Designed by Charles Spada

18th century Louis XV antique upholstered in Loro Piana Safari

I want to take these home with me

Be at Peace in Your Home

I recently did a serious and much needed revamping of my bedroom. From lime green walls and multi-color plaid blinds to ice blue walls and sheer white curtains, my attitude and feeling when in my bedroom has changed drastically. While I love bright colors and there are some colorful fabrics that I’m instantly drawn to, there is nothing quite like a calm, serene home that you can return to at the end of a long day and just feel at peace.

Whether it be your bedroom, bath, kitchen, or living room, I think it is important to have that one room in your home that instantly lifts your spirits.

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those curtains blowing in the breeze… Troy Campbell

Patricia McDonagh

this entire home is white and serene

Karl Anderson Photography

thinking about getting this IKEA light for my bedroom (similar option by Stylish Furniture & Decor here)… Norm Architecture

check this beautiful space out!

Leslie Fine interiors

Annsley Interiors

a little color can still be calming… Christine Lane

the man, the myth, the lengend… Charles Spada

Charles Spada Free Samples

The selfish side of me is hesitant to share this because the more people signed on, the faster the samples go… the blogger in me knows I should. I warned you all earlier, but unfortunately an unlucky streak of “free online cooking books” deterred a few of you from committing. But if the loot above doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. Signing up for emails is zee best (as Mr. Spada would say). Every day you get an email with a free sample of the day… anywhere from Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner samples to Emergen-c samples to 20 Chicken Recipes (some recipe books are good!). So SIGN UP! Because sometimes the free samples are so good you get an ENTIRE MAKEUP BAG of samples like the one above! Also, no junk email! Only the one email a day… win-win, my friends.

Get Inspired: Mary Drysdale

With her sunny disposition, yet classic use of antiques, Mary Drysdale is refreshingly “normal” without ever being boring. A friend of Charles Spada‘s, I see a similarity in their work. Classic and timeless.  The above is my favorite image. Perfection in colors and setting.

Adorable yellow polka dot wallpaper is a playful way to “dress down” a more formal home.

Images via Simplified Bee. To see Simplified Bee’s interview with Mary Drysdale, click here.

Iconic Designs… At Iconic Prices

If you remember my post from last week on Stylish Furniture and Decor, you should be excited to hear that I’m back with more! When I spoke with the owner, Annabelle, last week, I asked what she thought was the most unique part of her company and what she thinks sets her line apart from others. She mentioned the Iconic Designs that she is able to offer her clients at a fraction of the price of the originals. Take a look at the pieces she offers and how the iconic pieces work in interiors. For 10% off your order, enter the code INSPIRE at checkout!

Animate Transparent Chair vs. Kartell Louis Ghost Chair

Seen here in Charles Spada‘s clients dining room

Danube dining table vs. Tulip Table

Aaron Hom

Siren Chair

Arne Jacobson

Celestial Chandelier vs. Satellite Chandelier

The Edelmans via EOS

Cascade Console Table

Charles Spada Showhouse featured in House Beautiful

Tobias side table

Driftwood stool vs. Butterfly Chair by Sori Yanagi, 1956 (molded plywood with brazz stretcher)

Arco Style Floor Lamp vs. Monty Task Lamp

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood and Glass Coffee Table