Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Something's Changing at CDLV


I'll give you one good guess. Hmmm? On the count of three ... one, two, A PONY! Ok, ok, so it's a gray sofa. I know, not as exciting as a pony - but equally as difficult to fit into my current decorating scheme. I found the most perfect sofa, tight back, diminutive rolled arm, on 5" legs in the most yummy men's suiting flannel in a heather gray that is just P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N, and I had to have it.

Highly inspired by my friend Kelley of The Polished Pebble and her condo redo with her Crate and Barrel sofa and Noir chairs, I jumped at the opportunity and bought the beauty for my living room. It means some more changes for CDLV, big ones ... like the repainting of a room that was JUST painted, *DARN* but the more I lived with the color, and the longer Scott persisted that it wasn't his favorite either ... I think another coat of paint might just be the perfect solution.

I love how Kelley paired her gray sofa with linen and stripe for that comfortable California look we all know Kelley to do so well. But when I first talked to her about her project ... she was inspired by an old Navajo rug with it's rusty red and gray tones ... which has me thinking about all of the beautiful Turkish rugs that we have stacked up in the guest room closet.

One more thing to do ... are you as excited as I am? Care to help? LOL! Ok, back to work figuring it all out. If you've got suggestions, I've got an open ear.


  1. I'm surprised that I do, but I really, really like the room with the gray & white horizontal stripe walls, bow-front chest & tufted gray chairs.

    Karen T.

  2. Can't help here...not my favorite color and I find it so hard to decorate with it...anxious to see how you pull it off, because I have faith in you!! Absolutely love the terra cotta draperies and how they are hung - gorgeous!!

  3. Gray can be cold, but I KNOW for sure you'll manage this color just right. It will be so chic!

    Have a great day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  4. That first photo is one of my favorite rooms ever! I love gray and wish I had the budget for a gray sofa. Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

  5. Those gray camel back gray velvets took my breath away. If I were starting all over.... I'm jealous of your re-do! :)

  6. MmmmHmmm...you got the sofa! LOL...when you're looking for a new paint color...check out Valspar 'Ancient Stone'...love the color...saw it on a TV show (Rehab Addict, DIY network)...love the color...great contrast with white and...keeps everything kinda light...doesn't eat up all the light...:-)
    __I've seen the last pic before and loved it then but can't remember where...?

  7. Artie, I can hardly wait for the reveal. I am sure it is going to be fabulous!
    I would so love to use gray throughout my interior decor as I love its sophisication but have to admit I am somewhat reluctant to try it as I might find it too depressing in our Northern climate. I know if I decided to use it, I would definitely require the services of a color expert.
    Happy that you found a sofa,

  8. You make me love my gray sofa more and more.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting