50 Shades of Gray

No I’m not talking about the book!  Which I haven’t read and am pretty sure I won’t be anytime soon.  What I am talking about is my favourite color for painting.  About 3 years ago we painted our hallway “Ashley Gray” by Benjamin Moore and it still remains one of my favourite shades.

Ashley grayOn some days it looks like a true gray and other days a warm taupe.  Which is perfect because it satisfies me and my husband who is such a taupe kinda guy :-).  Seriously everything is always beige or some variation of beige.

About 3 weeks ago my daughter and I headed out to see the Princess Margaret Showhome which is literally a hop skip and a jump from our home.    Can you say HUGE!  Most of the time I find the decorating a bit too grand but I suppose when you’re designing for a home of this size you gotta go big!

What I did like seeing was gray everywhere!  Check out the flooring in the kitchen.  I would love to have hardward in my kitchen.  I love the pattern and color of it.



The master bedroom in the home had my new favourite gray; Vintage Pewter, again by Benjamin Moore.  bedroom1


vintage pewter









Isn’t it beautiful.  Especially the floors, the drapery.  I’m  not too crazy about the bed being in the middle, but they used it in that position to have a tiny office area behind it.  As if in that huge house I couldn’t find somewhere else to work!  I tried convincing the husband to use this color in the basement but he is too afraid of taking chances and says it’ll be too dark.  I beg to differ.  We have about 30 potlights down there so there’s no shortage of light. I think it’ll be perfect but I gave him one more option of this color which is Upper West Side.  You can’t see it to well in the upstairs laundry, which by the way love!!!!

Upper West Side

laundry room











 Check out more stunning pictures of the home for inspiration or to just daydream