Fifty shades of grey.


Stop now if you think this post is a book review on the famed book. I’ve been told the writing is average but who cares if the sex bits are hot, right? Unfortunately I’ve been told the sex bits are also a bit average, so I think I’ll pass for now. You don’t need to read books to spark up your sex life. If you have desires, do as Nike does and “Just do it!”.

I thought the title for this post was apt as I am currently having a visual love affair for all things grey (in furnishing).

We have finally (after five years) found the perfect place to live and have the exciting task of decorating the unfurnished flat. London abodes are pretty much all furnished when it comes to rentals, so we were delighted to find a great flat with our desired specs that came unfurnished!

So for the past week we have been furniture perving and started to purchase a few items.

I’ve ordered a few swatches for our grey headboard. We decided to go for a divan bed with drawers on the base for more storage as space is limited in London flats. Our headboard is going to look something like this.

No bedroom suite is complete without bedside tables, so we will get these babies.

This is our current sofa.

CHESTER 3 seat sofa

Ours have black legs.

I think a darker grey arm chair with accents of colour would go well. Or something completely different to brighten up and break up the monotone.


After much deliberation we decided to go with this dining table. It fits our dining area and will go well with the floorboards which are a dark walnut shade. If we upgrade to a bigger place, this will make a stylish study desk.

And these are the chairs we are getting  to complete the dining set. Maybe.

Or it could be these…

To offset the dark and grey colours, I plan to inject the living spaces and bedroom with bold coloured accessories. Think Designers Guild, think Kate Spade, think Diane von Furstenburg.

Now the task is to allow my purse to stretch as far as my vision.

To be continued…

p.s. apologies for the late post. Still here in Sydney and still having a fabulous time.


2 thoughts on “Fifty shades of grey.

  1. So sad that you’re gone, miss you heaps already 😦 Hope you had a comfy trip back and are settling back into cool cool London! Waiting for the next post! xo

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