10 Favorite Gray Kitchens

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Karr Bick

 

Good morning, chic readers! Did you have a great weekend! We sure hope so. 

I had a spectacular one because the major demo at my house (partly post-hurricane Florence and partly an addition we were planning anyway) started on Friday! Hooray!

 

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Beth Webb Interiors

 

It is crazy how, after months and months and months and months of waiting around, a crew tore down our shed and our screened porch in a matter of hours! It’s kind of like cooking dinner: It takes forever for it to come together and like a minute and a half for everyone to scarf it down and you to be left with a big, fat pile of dirty dishes. (Although, yeah… The pile of stuff in the yard that used to be our house is way worse than any dirty dishes!)

 

 

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Threshold Interiors

 

I can’t even believe it, but I actually miss cooking and doing that big pile of dishes in my very own kitchen–even though my rental kitchen is very nice. In the spirit of kitchens, we thought we’d explore some of our favorites, gray kitchens, and our favorite sidekicks that take them up a notch. Whether you’re looking to do a complete kitchen overhaul, a tiny remodel or just love pretty things, take a look at our favorite ways to bring out that gray–in a good way!

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

  1. A bit of brass. Brass and gray is one of our favorite combos. We hope this is a trend that sticks around!

 

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Martha Stewart Design

 

2. A fabulous farmhouse sinkSpeaking of washing dishes… This sink is big enough to hold them all–and looks pretty in the process!

 

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Suzanne Kasler for Southern Living Showhouse

 

3. Open shelving. Kitchen things are so pretty. Why not display them? Bonus points for this trend for being budget friendly! 

 

Traditional Home Show House – Emily Followill Photography

 

4. A touch of black. This fume hood and range would look amazing with any color scheme, but we particularly love it with gray!

 

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Alison Cayne Kitchen – One Kings Lane

 

5. Subway tile! (With or without gray grout.): We’re still loving simple subway tile. And that dark grout really makes it pop and accents the other grays. 

 

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Nora Murphy

 

6. Natural wood. No one knows farmhouse chic quite like Nora Murphy. She mixes wood and gray with impeccable results! We love the distressed feel.

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Are you a fan of gray kitchens? What’s your favorite gray kitchen accent?

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Also, don’t forget… 

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From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

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House Tour: Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence kitchen

Smith Hanes Studio is known for its “soft industrial style,” and this incredible Epple Residence is an absolutely perfect example. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence kitchen

We don’t know about you, but we absolutely love industrial chic

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The clean lines and contrasting colors make the entire scheme feel streamlined–

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And very modern

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Everything about this house is in keeping with the very current sensibility of clutter-free chic with lots of personality. 

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Bright pops of color,

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And unexpected touches like this folding door, really set this home apart. 

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We talked yesterday about unity in design, and this is a prime example. Even the shower door fits in with the rest of the steel doors and windows in the house. 

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Simple but chic,

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And totally relaxing, 

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Each detail of this house is perfectly choreographed. 

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Even the family dog has a special spot! 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

From bedrooms to bathrooms, kitchens to hallways, every space in this stunning home is cooler than the last. Are you a fan of industrial chic style? For more inspiration visit our Instagram and Pinterest!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 

 

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In Good Taste: Beau Clowney Architects

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Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

When it comes to standing out, it’s the little things in a home that can make the biggest impact.

dining room Sullivan's Island- Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

And creating memorable details is what Beau Clowney Architects do so incredibly well.

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Julia Lynn Photography

 

Painted beams and a water blue backsplash add beachy beauty to this lovely space. 

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J. Savage Gibson

 

And natural elements from the sea combine with traditional blues for a unique feel that is casual and a little dressy all at once. 

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J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

A pretty banquette is even more beautiful in blue and white, while statement lighting unifies the space. 

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Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

For added privacy for kids and adults alike, it’s hard to beat these adorable drapes on the built-in bunks. Rope handles finish off the look in style! 

Beau Clooney Architect for living room
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

A beautiful fireplace with a stunning piece of art is always a favorite focal point for us. And the symmetry in this room is absolutely stunning. 

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Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

We love a house that’s designed to take advantage of every square inch of view–and shiplap ceilings lend a coastal feel. 

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J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

Porches and patios are hard to beat when it comes to taking advantage of living in gorgeous places. These shutters are a chic and convenient way to close it up when it’s time to go home. 

Whether on the front, back or side, these architects really know how to make an entrance .

This classic style is so well done. We love the black and white with touches of copper. 

Speaking of welcoming, who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this gorgeous home? We know we would! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you. For more of these stunning designs follow Beau Clowney on Instagram!

 


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Black and Blue

We are so excited to have our friend, Kathysue Perdue from Good Life of Design, on Design Chic today! We love, love, love Kathysue and her fabulous blog. It’s a daily indulgence, and if it isn’t one of yours, it should be!  Kathysue and her precious husband are in the process of leaving their home of 37 years and building a new dream home. There is nothing we love quite as much as watching a house come to life! Don’t you? She is so organized about every bit of the process that we are learning a lot from her too! So, take a peek at her amazing black and blue and then head over to Good Life of Design! 

Have you heard the saying he is Black and blue all over? Well this girl loves the color of a bruise.

Black and white have always been a favorite color base for my home, and in my wardrobe. 
I find it so fun to add other colors to this mix, but I must say there is one color in particular that I love mixing with black and white and that is…
Dark Blues

 

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I tend to like a crisp, fresh, clean, traditional look in my décor, and I would have to add that description to my wardrobe as well, but I would have to add I am a bit of a grown-up preppy gal when it comes to my  personal style.

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I can remember when it was a faux paux to wear black, and navy together, and now it is considered quite chic.
This color combination can be fresh, and crisp, or it can create drama, depending on which color you choose as your dominant color.

Martin Grant:

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In Good Taste: Leo Design

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Photographer Adam Jablonski

When the inside is as good as the outside? That’s the goal, right?

Photographer Adam Jablonski

And it’s one we’d say Leo Designs pulls off with grace, elegance and utter style.

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Beautiful Black in Every Room!

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Hayburn and Co

 Inside, outside, in the front or in the back, nothing, oh nothing, is quite as fabulous as a touch of beautiful black!

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Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 A gorgeous wood door or a set of brick or concrete steps get a fresh facelift with the addition of a little paint.

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