Shades of Gray

STYLE ROOM – September 2013
By Susan Grisanti, Editor-in-Chief


“The time to fantasize about the design of the living room of my ‘new’ very old house on Munjoy Hill is just right. While I’m painstakingly picking through an overwhelming jumble of unwanted items and junk left behind to save a few treasures from being hauled away with the debris of the demolition, it offers some welcome respite to focus on the finished product. Here I have collected some of the items that will make up the design of the living room at the front of the house, just off the entryway. An Angela Adams hand-tufted wool rug is the natural choice. Adams and her husband, Sherwood Hamil, my new neighbors, have been living and working on the Hill for many years, designing beautifully crafted rugs, furniture, and accessories. The bold pattern and the  colors of the rug blend well with my palette of grays and whites with pops of yellow. I have chosen to keep the original wide-plank pine floors and plan to paint them either a bright white or pale gray. I considered decorating one wall with a hand-stenciled herringbone design by Krista Stokes in three shades of gray, choosing the palest gray shade for the other three walls and floor. Instead, I landed on a Graham and Brown wallpaper that creates a better balance with the graphic pattern of the rug—saving the herringbone pattern for the den or entryway. A sofa and ottoman in gray linen from Simply Home will sit in front of the funky white woodstove that will be lit on any cool night year-round, setting the stage for the works of two masters of the contemporary Maine art scene: artists Alan Bray and Aaron Stephan.”

The Forest for the TreesAlan Cumulus Puff RugAngela Graham & Brown WallpaperAvailable from Chatfield Roost Bar CartSpaces Kennebunkport  Gray with Yellow Stripes ThrowSwans Island Wide-Plank Floor PaintThe Paint Curtain & RodsMaine Street Design Co. Ribbed Pendant SconcePigeon Toe Ceramics Madeline Weinrib Pillow FabricsHurlbutt GWPE Folded and Fanned IIAaron T StephanRepresented by Aucocisco Roost Carved Wood Noble StagDaytrip The Old Wood Company Cavern Coffee TableJames Light, Simply Fire Drum 2Malm Verellen SofaLinda Banks, Simply



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