March 28, 2013

DESIGN SERIES: Vintage + Modern

Mixing styles is a great way to add interest to your interiors. Mixing a vintage piece with a story (whether it's a family heirloom or an amazing find from a flea market) along with a modern piece makes for a very fresh, current look.

We found some inspiring images to showcase how beautiful the mix can be...

(image via lovelybride)

Don't you just love the mix of vintage + modern?...both in the art + furnishings? 
And the exposed brick, painted white...what's not to love?

We happen to have those gorgeous Natural Curiosities Geometric Prints at Post & Gray.

...and here are even more images to inspire...

(image via pinkwallpaper)

Vintage wood + modern white is always a stunning combination.

(image via lisasherryinterieurs)
Lisa Sherry designed the above loft space with an intriguing mix of vintage + modern and lots of layers of rich texture! We love the mix of ghost chairs with vintage tufted velvet.

Notice the hide rugs on all of the above images. We have a wide range of hide rugs, from classic to modern as well, here at Post & Gray.

Another fun way to add a little vintage vibe to an interior is with a styled Bar Cart. 
Think Mad Men, with a modern twist...  

(image via theglitterguide)

We played and styled our very own bar cart just recently... Check-out the results...

What do you think? Isn't that a killer tray table turned bar cart?

Come in and see us soon.  We always have new ideas for styling your home in fresh new ways.

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

March 13, 2013

DESIGN SERIES: Global Influences

Global influences are everywhere in interior design.

The mix of items makes for an intriguing, well-traveled style.  Whether you actually collect items on your travels (always a great way to add personal memories and "stories" to your interiors) or find globally-inspired items at your local market, this eclectic, bohemian style is very on-trend.

Take a peek at some of the inspiring global chic interiors we found...

(image via pinterest)
(image via chilli-charm)
Do you see the common denominator?...that amazing accent table in both of the above images!  Guess what? We just happen to have a very similar table here at Post & Gray. 
Take a look...

This Brass Tray on Carved Teak Stand is the perfect accent table to add a global vibe to your interior.
...Or add layers of rugs and a mix of different pillows to create that textured bohemian look...
All of the above accents & accessories are available now at Post & Gray.
We also have a special Post & Gray Pillow Event this Saturday, March 16th, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Select from a vast array of fabrics and pillow with our us your inspiration images or paint/upholstery swatches...and we'll guide you in making the right choices.  Order your custom pillows Saturday and have them in no time...just in time to freshen-up your home for Spring.
Here are a few more eclectic finds here at Post & Gray...
...And even more images of inspiration.  Use them to create your own mood board for a global chic look.  Don't forget to follow us on pinterest for even more interior ideas.

(image via bellevivir)

(image via imgfave)
Notice the layers!  Layering area rugs is very on trend and definitely contributes to creating an ethnic feel.

(image via elramlahamra)

(image via themarionhousebook)
Textures + Layers + Pillows Galore = Global Decor

(image via from-london-with-love)
We hope to see you at our Pillow Event this Saturday March 16th. Like us on facebook to learn about more great events and sales (Enter drawing now through this Saturday to win $100 Post & Gray gift card + many more fabulous prizes...Come see us!)

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


March 7, 2013

DESIGN SERIES: Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern is a term used in architecture, as well as in graphic, interior and furniture design. As the name implies it refers to a distinct era in design, from mid 1930's through mid 1960's. It is characterized by clean lines, low-slung furniture, lots of wood details and Danish influences. 

(via apartmenttherapy)
Some key signature pieces that help define this look are the modern classic Tulip Table by Eero Saarinen and chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames, including the Molded Plastic Eames Chairs (which we happen to have right now at Post & Gray).  Here's a look at the Saarinen table + Eames chairs...

(via pinterest)
We found a few sources on-line that might be helpful if you wish to incorporate this great style into your home design. Take a peek here and here for a little Mid-Century Modern inspiration.

And of course we searched Post & Gray for our own Mid-Century Modern pieces. Here's what we have in the shop now to help you re-create a retro modern vibe...

Sleek table and White Eames Chairs

Retro-Inspired Sofa. 
Select the fabric and this custom sofa can be yours in just 10 days. 
This collection of items make a great Mid-Century Modern statement.
All available at Post & Gray.
 ...So... are you ready to add some modern influences to your spaces?

Let us know what you think of this design style. Do you like to stick with one style or mix it up?

Also, we are offering 10% off all Original Art this weekend.  Come pick out something fabulous!

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