While pops of black add a modern, graphic note to the freshly painted white rooms of Connecticut Country House, touches of warm gray, a wonderful neutral, add a soft sophistication and a soothing sense of calm.

Elements of silvery weathered wood, and the baskets in particular, give the spaces an outdoor garden vibe that I love so much.

Go ahead. Add a little gray to your life. It’s not a dark cloud anymore…it really lightens things up!

Happy decorating!

Love, Nora


  1. Nan, Odessa, De on October 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    It appears that your gray is natural grays; baskets, buckets, placemats, etc.
    I didn’t see any paint in gray. Is this correct? You will need to show us the use of grays.

    • Nora on October 17, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Hi Nan! I painted a few furniture pieces gray with Annie Sloane Chalk Paint, Color: French Linen. They’re in there! 🙂
      Thanks Nan! Love, Nora

  2. Sally Kennedy on October 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I have had different shades of grey for about 7 or 8 yrs. now,and will never have anything else. White or cream trim and your accessoriy colors are endless. What fun.

  3. Sharon Hennis on October 18, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Love the photos…beautiful!

  4. Diana Edwards on October 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Love it. Very soft and the lavender flowers on chairs are so nice.

  5. BeverlyMurphy on August 24, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Which paint company offers the donkey grey color on the paint chip in photo?

    • Nora on August 25, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Hi Beverly! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Great paint…..very easy to apply and finishes beautifully! LOve, Nora

  6. Linda on July 24, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Love the gray

  7. donald & kathleen Adams on March 22, 2024 at 11:39 am

    I realize this is an old post, & since we have been thru the “all gray, everything gray” trend now for several years, I almost passed it up. So glad I didn’t! I LOVE your use of grays. I do this in my home also. No gray walls or upholstered furniture or flooring. Just the natural weathered stuff. Thanks for this!

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