Living in grayscale

Living Room Tour

“Mom…preschoolers don’t wear gray!”

That is a quote by yours truly when I was 4 years old after my Mom bought me a gray colored sweat outfit. Quite the little snotty comment. :) Little did I know that my future house would be built upon the color gray. My Mom would probably be cracking up about now. :)

I used a gray palette as my inspiration for my new townhouse for a couple reasons.

  1. There was a lot of gray accents already built in (kitchen countertops, bathroom tiles, etc.)
  2. Gray is SO neutral. I like the versatility because Lord knows I change my mind often about my decor.

All this didn’t come together overnight. I’ve slowly worked up my collection, and really focused in on a cohesive theme this time around. Before I moved I had a few things to start with, one of which was an unframed black, gray, and white patterned Herman Miller vintage poster that I bought off ebay. This artwork was the main inspiration for my living room.

I hung the photos off center of the L-shaped couch, balancing it with a Wire Circle Shelf from Urban Outfitters. I use this to showcase a few keepsakes…family photos, and some vintage cameras from my Dad.

Below the shelf, I put my Tiered Side Table and Pop Light from Schoolhouse Electric. It’s a great place for storing magazines or blankets when they aren’t in use.

Opposite the couch and lounge chair, is my entertainment center…which I love, however it’s not so interesting to photograph. And as much as I love watching a good movie or the latest season of Game of Thrones…I won’t bore you with photos of my Costco TV.

I will however mention my new hobby which is bringing it back old school. I picked up an Akai Turntable, and connected it to a Vifa Copenhagen Wireless Speaker from Design Life Kids. Playing vinyl records brings me back to growing up, and I was lucky to snag a few of my Dad’s old records.

Lastly, I’ll sit on my bench to slip on some tennis shoes as I’m on my way out to walk around Green Lake. :)


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