Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dark walls in a classic home...

I love the feel of this classic home with all of it's more modern touches.  So fun to see the way it can update it to something more transitional.



Monday, May 12, 2014

Travel daydreams.. Portugal

How is it Monday again?  It might be time to plan a trip....  maybe Portugal again.  It has been years since my last visit and I loved every bit of it!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

weekend wishes..

Happy Mother's day weekend to everyone!  I like to consider it more of a holiday weekend than just one day- mom's are too special for just one day.  We are planning a little hike and a hilltop picnic for tomorrow- I am so excited!

I hope you are enjoying it so far!  It has been a busy one over here- so sorry for the delay!

I attended another workshop at Design Love Fest today on social media.. I like to brush up on these things and Bri had some great tips to keep me on my game.
I fell hard for this blog by Fieldwork Flowers- um please!
Did  a little shopping too..  shameful I know.. but I picked up some super cute crop jeans and this cutie pie!
Pretty sure this would work for breakfast in bed for me- you?

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jord Wood Watches {giveaway}

Spring is here and I always seem to want to stock up on new accessories and clothes.  It just makes everything better don't you think?  I have been on the look out for a lightweight casual watch and I fell in love with this little wood number from Jord!  Can you believe it is made of Maple wood?  The Ely watch is perfect size for ladies and works with pretty much everything.

The best part about it is that Jord has offered to gift one of their Ely watches to one of our readers here on greige.  Check out the details in the widget below for all the ways to enter to win. 

a Raffle copter giveaway

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5 things: Clare Elsaesser

I am so excited to share a new series here on the blog with you.  I have been working with some wonderfully creative people over the last few years, and have met so many of them through blogging and the interwebs, that I thought it might be fun to do an interview series and share it that same way with you.  So here we go.. to kick it off I asked one of my all time favorite artists Clare Elsaesser 5 things...

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I don't know if I ever had a concrete idea about this when I was really little, but by the time I was in junior high I kind of had an idea I wanted to be an artist of some type. I took my first photography class around this time, and loved it.

  Where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration all over the place: the internet of course, books, daydreams, and movies. And I get a ton of inspiration and encouragement from studying the work of successful, established artists- my husband Kai (also a painter) and I are amassing a collection of big, fancy art books/watching our bank accounts dwindle.


Do you work from home?  Office?  Studio?

My studio is right next to my home, in a tiny little guest house. We are hoping to move shortly to a home where both Kai and I can have bigger studios. Right now I have stacks of paintings everywhere, and am constantly tripping over things!

 Are you a City girl or a Country girl?

I am definitely a country girl! I grew up in LA, and went to college in Boston, and realized in my late twenties I am more and more happy the farther away I get from the hustle and bustle. I love open space, and spend most of my free time just spacing out, which is a lot easier to do when it is quiet and I am surrounded by nature, which I definitely am here, on the Sonoma coast.

 What are you reading right now?

I am on a naturalist kick! I just finished reading A Lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird, and am currently listening to a John Muir audio book, but not doing so well because I seem to fall asleep about five minutes in every night. John Muir is really compelling, but the narrator has such a soothing drawl it's like instant slumber when I press play!





All images from Clare Elsaesser

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Design Library: circular bookcase

How is it already mid week?  Even though it feels like we have squeezed in 2 weeks into the past few days... I have seen this pic floating around and I love the modern fun feel to the space and that unique bookcase doesn't hurt it!   

We have so much more to come for this week so don't miss out- a great giveaway and a new series here on the blog over the next few days.