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Jan 16, 2012

Decorating with grey

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Decorating with grey Author: Style At Home

Colour
Jan 16, 2012

Decorating with grey

By: Cindy Jacobelli
Grey gets a bad rap for being dull and downright gloomy. But not anymore! Beautiful decor accessories in this lovely shade can add a calm and soothing effect to your home. It’s a fresh alternative to the neutral palette of browns, beiges and taupes. And whether you’re looking for a subtle complement or bold statement piece, the variety of grey makes it easy. It stands its ground with bright colours and blends elegantly with softer neutrals. So take a chance on grey! You’ll be surprised how it makes your space…and makes your day!

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Aidan Gray wooden mirror
This rustic wood-framed mirror with fleur-de-lis pattern hearkens back to old-world France. But the ornate styling is nicely muted by the soft grey colour, making it a perfect modern accessory for any sitting area. laylagrayce.com, $188. grey-decor-stripe-shower-curtain.jpg
Stripe shower curtain
The bold stripes on this shower curtain makes an impact without being overwhelming to your tired senses in the morning. West Elm, $40.50. grey-decor-charleston-bedding.jpg
Charleston bedding
We have two words for this bedding: Eye Candy! By mixing patterns and textures, an already beautiful hue is elevated to regal elegance. Horchow, $75-$1012 US. grey-decor-union-jack-cushion.jpg
Union Jack cushion cover
Add subtle whimsy to your living room, office or bedroom with these hand-printed grey union jack cushion covers. They make grey anything but dull, standing out while blending in. Helkat Design on etsy.com, $72 US. grey-decor-essex-bench.jpg
Essex bench
This bench is the perfect complement to bold colour. The grey pops against the bright hue while the print begs your attention. It’s an extremely versatile piece – perfect for the end of the bed, a living room ottoman or a welcoming entryway seat. West Elm, $310.50. grey-decor-shag-rug.jpg
Drake grey shag rug
From your kitchen to your living room to your bedroom, this gorgeous grey shag rug will add just the right amount of flair. Between the soft, luxurious feel and the rich colour, you’ll want to stay home all the time! CB2, $499-$799. grey-decor-linen-cotton-drapes.jpg
Linen cotton drapes
These finely woven drapes bring majesty to primarily neutral rooms. The luxurious brushed texture and the strong colour are both dramatic and soothing. Restoration Hardware, $159-$409. grey-decor-felt-wool-stone.jpg
Felted wool stones
Add some nature-inspired decor to your living space with these felted wool stones that look deceptively like huge river rocks. They are visually soothing and provide physical relief as you sink into their plush softness. They’re easily moulded to support your seat and back. vivaterra.com, $298-$695. grey-decor-xray-dinnerware.jpg
Xray dinnerware
A modern take on floral patterns, the negative image of spider mums on this dinnerware is very striking. The medium grey offers a great backdrop for colourful meals, which will wow your guests and make their mouths water. CB2, $5.95-$8.95. grey-decor-edwardian-knob.jpg
Edwardian knob
Sometimes the smallest detail can be the most eye-catching. Give furniture or cabinets a lift with this grey stone hardware. This subtle touch is bound to delight you day in and day out. Anthropologie, $12.

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