October 30, 2012

What Works

We just felt like taking a look at some things that work this morning. Like painting your doors black, or at least something darker than the traditional white. Darker doors add a richness to a space that white simply cannot achieve.  Besides, we love the added practicality of masking dirty finger prints & scuffs.

Source: etsy.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Not only should we reconsider the typical white door, we should also reconsider the typical eggshell paint finish.  Depending on the saturation of the tone you're thinking about & the amount of light in your space, going glossy just might be the way to go.

Finally, retro is soo now. Consider adding something vintage or retro-inspired into your space.  These dining chairs are the perfect example.  Add a funky lighting fixture or mix up your dining chairs, even if it's just the two end chairs, going retro is never out of style.

The possibilities are endless; The important thing is to just get started.

What works for you in your space?  We'd love to see your pics - send them to info@postandgray.com with this blog title in the subject & we just might feature your space!

Can't wait to see you . . . In The Gray!

October 26, 2012

Styling Missy

Our new Missy Console Desk is perfect as a desk, vanity or console table.  The clean-lined design is timeless, mixing well with modern to transitional pieces.  The beautiful, creamy finish is an excellent neutral and works with any color palette.

Our shop girl & photo stylist, Patti Borrelli of BeSoStyle, styled Missy in three different ways to showcase its versatility.

First the console doubles as a woman's vanity... just right for a master bath or bedroom.

Turquoise glass lamp - now on sale for $125
Nail-head trim mirror $245
Silver tray & bowls $79
Capri Blue Mercury glass candle - $15
Fashion Jewelry - starting at $20
Leopard spot X Bench - on sale for $275 ea.
Luxe throw - &75

Second, the console doubles as a petite office desk ... a perfect place to stow pencils & pens, paper, magazines, bills.

Gold "leaf" lamp - $375
Original Abstract - $300
Mother of pearl cup - $30
Mother of pearl pens - $7.50 ea.
Aqua Glass candle holder - $40
Geo cube - $75
Lime Verbena Candle - $17
Rectangular Mirrored Tray - $40
Paper Notepads - on sale for $20 ea.
Lime Zebra Ottoman with chrome base $279
Flat Weave Runner - $145

Thirdly, Missy doubles as a console . . . a warm welcome & place to drop your keys, mail & handbag.

Outpost ottoman - $650
Vintage chair - $99
Hand-carved candle holders - starting at $25
Horn bowl - $58
Leather Handbag - $78

The Missy Console retails for $3,000 but is available at Post & Gray for $1,499.

Thanks to Patti for these great images! Come by today for a fresh dose of inspiration.

Can't wait to see you . . . In The Gray!

October 23, 2012

Favorite Trends

We're well aware that not all trends are good ones, but there is one that is oh so right on right now: tie-dye & ombre.  We like to think we stay ahead of trends and this is one to prove it as we've been selling fabulous tie-dye & ombre pillows for a couple of seasons now.  We're just glad it's catching on and at Market we saw higher-end textile lines like Dransfield & Ross embracing this trend.

Take at look at some of these killer products that make it easy to incorporate this trend into your everyday.

Love this ombre leather bag & blouse.
imgfave.com via Rachel on Pinterest

                                   Source: beyondtherack.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Tie-dyed, kantha stitch quilt.

                                   Source: onekingslane.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Tie-dyed I-Pad covers
                                   Source: shopfurbish.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Gorgeous tie-dyed throw pillows.

              Source: stilinspiration.blogspot.se via Rachel on Pinterest

The good news? You don't have to bust out the RIT and do-it-yourself in the kitchen sink anymore, unless of course you want to; This trend is everywhere and it's a great way to add some casual style & color into your space or wardrobe.

Come on in and see what other gems & trends you can find!

Can't wait to see you  . . . In The Gray!

October 19, 2012

Market Madness

We came, we saw, we drooled and most importantly, we gained inspiration.  Market has come and gone, but we are still reveling.  Our take-away?  Keep it neutral with punches of fun color.  The best & most inspiring showrooms kept a neutral color story and amped up the style with bright accents.

We want to share our favorite & easiest ways to add style to your neutral space & let you see some gems from Market, by Dransfield & Ross, Natural Curiosities & Verellan.

In a neutral space, bright pillows & accents provide the perfect punch.

                    Eclectic Living Room design by Toronto Interior Designer Meredith Heron

Add some drama through new artwork.
                            Source: cozamia.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Add some color with new chairs or better yet, have an old pair re-covered at your local upholstery shop.
                                  Source: frenchbydesign.blogspot.com via Rachel on Pinterest

We loved the pops of color brightening up Market this fall.  How have you added style with color?We'd love to see pictures of your space - send them to info@postandgray.com and you just might be featured in an upcoming blog!

Can't wait to see you . . . In The Gray!

October 12, 2012

Seeing Sisal

The Fall Rug Event is here at Post & Gray, but only while supplies last.  For a short time only, you can get a 4 x 6 sisal free when you purchase an 8 x10 or larger! Sisal carpets are so versatile and look great alone or layered, room-sized or as a runner in your hallway or staircase.  Check out some images and see how you can use these rugs in any space.

Warm up your foyer, landing or hallway with sisal - great for high-traffic areas. A banded sisal is the perfect neutral to set off your architectural details and patterned upholstered pieces.

                                 Eclectic Living Room design by San Francisco Interior Designer Valerie Wills Interiors

A sisal rug adds texture, interest & warmth in an otherwise black & white color story.

Contemporary Bedroom design by Atlanta Interior Designer Yvonne McFadden LLC

Try layering a few sisals for a cozy & casual feel in your space.

Eclectic Dining Room design by Chicago Kitchen And Bath Rebekah Zaveloff

Finally, use a sisal runner for your staircase; It's beautiful, textural & very durable.

           Traditional Staircase design by Charleston Architect The Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design

Stop in today, because our supplies won't last long and bring in pictures of your space - we'd love to help.

Can't wait to see you . . . In The Gray!

October 9, 2012

A Warm Welcome

With the Holidays approaching we're all abuzz with seasonal decor ideas for our home and with guests coming in from out of town, there's nothing more important than creating a warm welcome. We decided to take a look at some our favorite entries, and if you haven't been in lately, you need to stop by as we have some fabulous new merchandise to warm up any welcome.

This first space has a comfy place to sit and take of  your shoes, drop your keys and plenty of room to gather and say hello.

                   Source: mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com via Rachel on Pinterest

We love everything about this second entry.  The greenery feels so fresh, the natural textures and accessories, casual and inviting.

                     Source: remodelaholic.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Sometimes, all the entry needs is a great wallpaper. . .  but fabulous accents don't hurt either.

                               Source: google.com via Rachel on Pinterest

While the last entryway isn't as spacious as the others, it has all the warmness the others have with the most fabulous place to plop.

                    Eclectic Entry design by Atlanta Photographer Erica George Dines Photography

Stop by soon to see what we have to cozy up your entry and make your Holiday welcome a bit warmer.

Can't wait to see you . . . In The Gray!

October 5, 2012

P&G Lately

Things are sure looking good around here & if you haven't been in lately, you are missing out because we've gotten in some pretty fabulous new merchandise. With new fabrics and rugs arriving weekly and merchants bringing their latest wares throughout the week, you shouldn't go too long without visiting.

Just this week some new case goods have arrived and are being sold at or below wholesale and exclusively at Post & Gray. Check out some of the pieces we have in stock right now and ready to take home.
retail $3,300 P&G price $1,699

retail $3,00 P&G price $1,499

Not only do we have great new merchandise, but the rearranged floor is looking great and our art gallery install is almost finished!

stylist: Rachel Noreika
stylist: Rachel Noreika
stylist: Rachel Noreika
stylist: Rachel Noreika
stylist: Rachel Noreika
Whether your shopping list & budget is big or small and whether you need design help from us or not, come in and find what you're looking for.

Can't wait to see you  . . . In The Gray!

October 2, 2012

Fall Hues

As October is officially here, we couldn't help but notice the abundance of traditional fall hues popping up.  While we love the traditional rich golds and auburns, we can't help but be excited about the blues and greens popping up in people's autumn decor.

Check out some of our current favorite color combinations that work all year round. Speaking of all year round, this covered porch looks like the perfect perch for all four seasons.

Contemporary Porch design by Austin General Contractor Texas Construction Company

This kitchen is playful and fresh with its mix of colors but the chandeliers and marble keep it sophisticated - a happy-feeling space we'd say.

Contemporary Kitchen design by Denver Interior Designer Andrea Schumacher

We saw this piece of artwork on flickr, it's called "at peace" by Jong Ro.  It would be a gorgeous focal point in any room with its rich hues of blues and greens.

                         Source: flickr.com via Rachel on Pinterest

And finally, some of our favorite color combinations for seasonal decor. Go ahead and get creative this season, we sure are!

                                 Source: thefoundblog.com via Rachel on Pinterest

                                              Source: realsimple.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Happy Decorating!

Can't wait to see you  . . . In The Gray!