Grey by Design

Following yesterday’s post on the magic of the color grey, here’s a recent design favorite where grey was used as a stunning backdrop. It’s the home British interior designer DAVID FLINT WOOD decorated for BROOKE SHIELDS. When I first saw Brooke’s Greenwich Village townhouse in Architectural Digest, I remember thinking that her home would be my ideal if I lived in New York City. I love the mix of modern and traditional furnishings and the overall feeling of comfort. The townhouse was styled for the photos, but still has that sense of a warm and welcoming family home and, I believe, that’s the highest compliment you can pay to any designer.

Traditional element: Louis XVI-style armchairs
Modern element: Lucite cocktail table

Traditional element: Ralph Lauren marble-top pedestal table
Modern element: Stained wide-plank floors in Sydney Harbour Palm Beach Black

Traditional element: George III-style dining chairs
Modern element: Glazed tile fireplace

Traditional element: Black & White photography by Richard Avedon
Modern element: Black & White photography by Annie Leibovitz

Modern elements: Keith Haring artwork + chrome metal bench

Traditional elements: Antique Chinese desk + blue & white vases

Traditional element: Italian neoclassical secretary

Traditional element: Vintage Louis Vuitton trunk
Modern element: Ruhlmann-style tub chairs

Traditional element: Anglo-Indian tester bed
Modern element: John Robshaw bed linens

Traditional element: Brass bouillotte lamps
Modern element: Benjamin Moore Grizzly Bear Brown paint

Photos: William Waldron

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