January 30, 2013

Fresh Pops of Green

Yes, emerald green has been named the color of the year for 2013. But, trend or not, we always love the fresh, crisp look of green...in a spectrum of shades, from pale lime to deep emerald. 

Green adds an element of nature and freshness to any living space. 

We've come across a lot of inspiration lately, from reading local design blogs like Laura Casey Interiors and BeSoStyle.... to seeing many-a-green-themed pin on pinterest  (be sure to link here to follow us).

And, of course, most inspiring are the new products that come into Post & Gray on a daily basis.  Take a peek at this gorgeous Regent Arm Chair in Kiwi...

Perfect for a desk vignette, like this...

(image via the decorista)
...Or as a side chair in your bedroom, like this...

(image via decorpad)
We have all the essentials to re-create these looks in your color scheme. We have draperies (or fabric to custom-make your own), lighting, desks, side tables, headboards...and accent pillows galore.  Notice the luxurious velvet headboard on the image above.  As luck would have it, we have some beautiful upholstered headboards, JUST IN this week at Post & Gray...
Get one ready-made, or have one tailored to your liking by choosing a fabric, shape, style and finish (the options are endless).

Another great way to add a pop of green to your interior is with the right accent piece. 

Check-out these amazing Emerald Green Folding Stools, featuring hand-crafted pony hyde...

Use them as seating or side tables. They're especially great in pairs.

...Or, add a touch of green and think Spring with this classic garden stool...
Be inspired by images like this...

(image via home and stone)
...Or, add some rich green color and texture with these incredible Refurbished Italian Glass Lamps, new this past week at P&G...

Picture them in your home, on a foyer console or dresser.  Imagine them in a real-life scenario, like this...
(image via paloma81)

Are you ready to go green? 

Add just a hint or be dramatic and go bold.  As your interiors evolve, please be sure to share your progress.  We love seeing how our clients create their own individual home designs.
One last thought before you go, please be sure to check us out, along with other area shops at The Nearby, a great way to keep up-to-the-minute on all the great finds in #Charlotte.  Be sure to download the app today and follow us.
More inspiration coming soon.
We can't wait to see you...In the Gray!


January 24, 2013

Gold + Brass Touches


(image via beachchicdesign)

 Another design trend we've been noticing a lot lately is touches of gold and brass.  Bright metallics are back.  And as you'd expect, with a fresh  new interpretation.
Lighting is the perfect way to incorporate golden influences, whether with a striking pendant or an interesting task lamp.
Here are two great examples of how pretty pendant lighting completes the room design...
(image via notes.analogdialog)

(image via houzz)

And you're in luck.  We have just the pendant here at Post & Gray that will add shine and style to your living space.  These beautiful gold fixtures feature an intricate woven pattern. 
Take a look...
Check-out this gorgeous fashion inspiration of great golden texture...
(image via pinterest)
We love when interiors and fashion mix for stunning results.
Another great way to add a splash of sparkle is with gold or brass task lamps.
Here are two beautiful examples...

(image via bellevivir)
(image via jaclynpaige)
Notice how the shape, form and shine add depth and dimension,
making an ordinary space extraordinary.
We also just spied one of our very own chain-link floor lamps showcased in this interior shot...
(image via cotedetexas)
And if you just want to add a little touch of gold until your remodeling budget grows, how about adding a few golden accessories or the glow of candlelight (we have all kinds of candles hand-made here in Charlotte).
Here are more golden inspirations...

(image via bjdhausdesign)
Pops of gold and brass add character to this styled etagere...
and to this warm candlelight vignette...

(image via styleswoon)

... Or, make your own gold statement with a little crafty creativity.
 Create metallic books from gold wrapping paper (or spray-painted kraft paper)...


 So, what do you think? Are you ready to add some golden touches to your interiors?
Come visit us soon and see more ways to enhance, embellish and accessorize your home. (Don't forget to follow us on pinterest to see more
images of inspiration.)
We can't wait to see you...In the Gray!

January 16, 2013

Statement Art

One of the DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH in 2013 from  House Beautiful is an  EMPHASIS ON ART. According to the article, "Everyone will be focusing on art... ”

We love that idea. We love how art personalizes your space.
ART, especially large, bold art makes a statement. It creates the "wow factor" when you enter a room. And often art is a conversation-starter.

ORIGINAL art adds depth, meaning and texture to your home.  Especially when personally-selected or created by you, art reflects your personality and truly adds interest and culture to your home.

A few images of INSPIRATION have caught our attention recently and we wanted to share them with you.  

Notice how the art, especially on GRAND SCALE, really makes an impact and completes the design in all of these scenarios…

both images via  traditional home

 Whether your design style is more traditional like the images above, or a mix of traditional and modern...
via apartment therapy

via the d pages

...Or all about comfort and neutrals...

via dailydreamdecor

...Or a bit retro and edgy...

via elle decor

...ART truly makes the difference. It defines your interiors, your style and the feeling of your home.

Here at Post & Gray you can find original art by very talented artists.  See this post about our new gallery space and some of our newest artists, or better yet come visit us to get a first-hand take on the most current art additions.

We would love to guide you in selecting the perfect piece for your home.

More inspiring ideas are soon to come.  

We can't wait to see you...In the Gray!

January 3, 2013

Visions in Gray & Gold

Hello, everyone! It's Mari from Arcadian Home blog, a fabulous place to find beautiful home decor inspirations. I'm so happy to be visiting here at In The Gray to share a guest post about rooms with gray and gold color palettes. This lovely color combination is one of my favorites. Today, I've brought along eight room images that will surely inspire your own interior design dreams. Please enjoy!

Gray and Gold

A decidedly feminine sitting room is meticulously dressed in soft neutrals. Even the gold accents are beautifully understated, contributing to the appealing delicate look of this design.

Gray and Gold

This eclectic space is charming in shades of gray with gold accents. The golden oval mirror is simply stunning and a gorgeous addition above the fireplace.

Gray and Gold

From gray-washed rustic beams to chic charcoal velvet sofa, this inviting living space is lovely in many shades of gray. Restrained use of gold accents strikes just the right tone.

Gray and Gold

Gray walls are the perfect backdrop for a stunning contemporary range hood in bold brass-gorgeous and functional.

Gray and Gold

No gold-toned metallics are seen in this chic dining room. Mellow gold upholstery on the chairs and pops of gold in wall art contrasts beautifully with gray wall and drapery panels.

Gray and Gold

Gray and gold vie for attention in this glamorous bedroom. A lovely gray cut-out headboard is beautiful against deep gold draperies.

Gray and Gold

This stylishly glam bedroom is definitely one of the best of our visions in gray and gold today. It's hard to choose which element we love the most. Velvety headboard with nailhead trim, golden pillow shams, gorgeous brass floor lamp-all are gorgeous.

Gray and Gold

Gray and gold metallic wallpaper is a perfect design choice for this exquisitely detailed bath. The tall mirror and slender wall sconces are a stunning combination. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 What do you think of these gray and gold spaces? Leave us your thoughts below, and be sure to visit Arcadian Home for more home accessories,†lighting†fixtures, and interior inspirations!

Thank you Mari! We love our guest bloggers and as always...

We can't wait to see you . . . In The Gray!

January 1, 2013

In With The New

Out with the old & in with the new . . . Happy New Year everyone! Now that the tree is down we are are seeing some room for opportunity and will welcome some change this year.

Like adding some whimsical artwork in the little one's room.

Finally get that sectional or pair of chairs you've been looking at for months.

Source: houzz.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Our Mr. Gray Custom High Back Chairs are perfect...

Buy those lamps & accessories that you know your space needs to be complete.

Get everything you need to fill the space your tree has left at Post & Gray! We've got the artwork, the sectional and all the accessories under one roof & ready to take home.

Keep it simple this year.

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