Monday, August 8, 2011

Love The One You're With- A Perfect Gray

Today I am happy to say Donna from A Perfect Gray is my guest blogger!
From my very first post I have proclaimed my love of gray so naturally I knew I would love Donna's blog when I saw the name. But the mutual love of a color is not what kept me coming back, it is the realness you sense, she is so genuine and sweet. This guest post is a perfect example....

I freely admit it. I am so guilty of lusting after OPH. Other People's Homes.

Daily.

If I stop to think of the spaces I love the most, I think the more I see the homeowner's personality, the more I like the space. In other words, it's personality and not perfection that I love. So what makes me 'love the one I'm with' the most?

I think it's this wall:
Just off the hall in our house you'll find this corner wall
where we mark each birthday that our son has.

It's one of the places that we've truly made our very own. If our kitchen is the heart of our home, I think this spot is the soul.

This wall really does make it easy to love the one I'm with.

Marianne, thanks so much for having me. I am honored.

Maybe you'll do a similar wall.....?

best wishes! Donna

Thank you Donna, I will certainly do a wall like that, I could not love it more. I agree with you, the best homes are the ones that show the owner's personality and real live along with great style.

21 comments:

the gardener's cottage said...

this is Adorable! talk about personality.

Ashley said...

What a great reminder to love the spaces we're in, and to make them our own. Such a great idea!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This is one of the sweetest thing I ever seen in a house! It truly is!

Have a blessed week, sweetie!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

La Maison Boheme said...

Oh, I love this! Thank you so much for sharing this sweet corner of your home, Donna! XO

under spanish moss said...

The wall is so wonderful! So creative. Think we'll give it a try. Angela and Renee

Karena said...

Donna I always knew how special you are!! This wall is wonderful. I wish my children weren't grown, will pass along though!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Karena said...

PS Thanks Marianne for featuring our friend Donna!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

love the tracings of his hand. what a great idea!

Roseanna said...

We have a double door clost in the foyer. On the back of one of the doors are tick marks for every year and every member of our immediate family. Five children and seven grandchildren are measured every year at Thankgiving. The children have topped out...but those grandchildren keep growing and coming!!

Tricia Rose said...

It makes it so hard to move house! I don't know who would have the foresight to put a panel up beforehand, I didn't...

I love that Donna simply painted around it~

paula said...

Donna this is just wonderful!!! What a great idea.

Landscape Art said...

We have a similar spot where we've marked the heights of our kids at certain ages. Very cool.

Il Mare Atelier said...

Of most of the home decor blogs I read, this is extremely heartwarming!

~Su
Il Mare Atelier

SHERRY HART said...

I love Donna, she truly speaks from the heat and that wall I very special.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

cute! love the hand prints too!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh I just love that wall!!
That is such a wonderful reminder of what is the most important in life ~

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a precious idea for young families. I have no doubt that all of the expectant moms reading this (like you!) are trying to figure out where this would work in their homes.

A Perfect Gray said...

Marianne, thanks so much for having me. all my best wishes for a healthy and happy baby...donna

penelopebianchi said...

What a wonderful idea! Will start with 7 grandchildren! Better late than never!!

Wonderful!

Rachel Gray said...

Oh I love this! The hands are so cute! I've always loved Donna's blog too!

for the love of a house said...

how perfectly sweet and charming! love this and Donna's blog!

joan