Happy Friday! Today’s post is brought to you by Mari from Arcadian Home blog. It’s a fabulous place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from cool modern pendant lighting to colorful decorative accessories that work beautifully in gray spaces. I’m excited to share a little design inspiration using my favorite color, gray. Thanks Mari for your contribution!
Today, we’re going to explore the color gray of course—gray rooms with a vintage look, some with more gray and some with less, but all with the lovely appeal of our favorite neutral. Please enjoy!
A black Papa Bear Chair, sometimes called The Teddy Bear Chair, takes this lovely gray bedroom all the way to vintage awesome. We love this chair designed in 1951 by Hans Wegner.
Just a touch of deep blue makes the gray pop in this eclectic living room. Modern white buffet lamps give balance across the room.
Going gray on the ceiling and walls gives this open living space a moody masculine vibe. A white Saarinen Tulip table and Eames charcoal molded plastic chairs with wood legs are a never-fail duo. The gray rug is perfect for the space—beautiful color and texture.
Mid-Century modern meets contemporary in an 1899 brownstone home office. The vintage or vintage-inspired pendant light is the crowning touch for this gray room.
Can a white space with exposed brick read gray? I originally chose this room to illustrate a pale gray color palette, but as I look more closely I can see it isn’t gray at all—except for the large cityscape on the wall and the watery gray-blue tones in the rug. It seems gray doesn’t have to be in your face to be beautiful. I love the vintage metal chairs with the Tulip table.
This screening room in celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s home is vintage, Old Hollywood, and so…well, just so Bullard. It’s a true beauty in gray and silver. Did you notice Johnny Depp and Elizabeth Taylor both make an appearance in the space?
The dining room of Elle Décor’s Designer Visions warehouse space is decked out in lacy wallpaper reminiscent of vintage doilies. The dining chairs upholstered in the perfect shade of gray are vintage, as is the metal console.
From floor to ceiling and wall to wall, this beautiful bedroom is all about gray and lovely eclectic style. Paul McCobb vintage bedside tables marry beautifully with a classic French bench at the foot of the bed. The modern pendant light adds a light-hearted touch to this elegant space. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
What do you think of these vintage gray spaces? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to stop by our blog for more home decor, lighting, and interior spaces!