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Here’s to Going Grey

Annie’s new Gradation design world is getting lots of attention these days (just check out Maxwell’s Daily find on Apartment Therapy), and for great reason: it’s an easy, sumptuous look that’s full of depth, warmth, and coziness. If you’re a fan of neutrals, it’s an especially nice way to venture beyond beige and into a range of goes-with-anything greys, from smoke to shale and gunmetal. Here are Annie’s simple tips for getting the look at home:

  1. Layer textures and patterns. Inviting, touchable textures keep the greys from seeming chilly, and a mix of texture and pattern in the same palette gives a rich, chic feel. Annie loves a smooth cotton duvet paired with a linen spread and shams, or a cozy, drapey matelassé combined with a plush, luxe bedcover and piles of pillows. The possibilities are almost endless!
  2. Pop it. Contrast darker greys against white or ivory, or toss in a brightly colored accent, like a decorative pillow or a throw in fuchsia, for maximum impact.
  3. Go for a neutral fusion. Don’t be afraid to mix grey with tan, khaki, and sand tones for added visual depth.
  4. Don’t forget the details. What makes your bedroom décor really stand out? The attention to special details like pintucks, topstitching, quilting, embroidery, and embellishments. These elevate the look from subtle to sensational, and are easy to accomplish in both the focal pieces (think duvets) and the accents (like decorative pillows).

Savannah Imperial Damask

Gradation Linen

Manor House

Painted Stripes

Seychelles Smocked

Smocked Baja

 

Love what you see? Stay tuned over the coming weeks for Annie’s new Steal This Look series, featuring tons of fresh new bedding looks!

 

Links:

 Savannah Imperial Damask

Gradation Linen

Manor House

Painted Stripes

Seychelles Smocked

Smocked Baja

Stonewashed Linen Shale Gradation

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2 comments

Beth Barrington April 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

In the first picture is that a grey bedskirt or a bedspread with a white top and grey skirting? It looks great!

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Lynn Shotton May 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

For the DIY Fabric Boxes Giveaway, My favorite is Toadstool Peacock! But I also love – and have used before – the graphic Tin Cut series.

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