Ever hear of the book 50 Shades of Grey? Why, of course you have. It's all anyone seems to be talking about. I'm not going to add to the chatter about the book as bondage doesn't seem to be an appropriate topic for a design blog. (And the reason I know what it's about is not because I've read it. I learned about it from the New York Times. Really.)
I will pass along a funny story about the book, though. My good friend recently told me about her co-worker who bought the book for a retiring elementary school teacher because she thought it was a book about decorating! 50 Shades of Grey would be a great title for a book about color, so I don't think the co-worker was completely off her rocker!
The shades of grey in this post? Now these are some that we most definitely should discuss.
A Roman apartment
The home of Ramon Osuna, decorated by Antony Childs.
Tablesetting by Jean-François Daigre.
A room by Joseph D'Urso.
The home of Angelo Donghia.
The San Francisco home of John Dickinson.
Photo #1: Les Reussites De La Decoration Francaise: 1950-1960; #2: House & Garden Guide to Interior Decoration; #3: House and Garden's Best in Decoration; #4: Tiffany Taste; #5: Architectural Digest New York Interiors; #6 and #7: The New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration.