Shades of Grey

As the many shades of grey prevail as the leading colors for both the fashion and home interiors market,  there is no doubt that grey is the new neutral!  With the era of taupe and beige long behind us, we step into the chic and lovely world of grey interiors.

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This calming color while being so subtle can add such a powerful impact.  From a middle tone grey in a stylish rustic modern home, or adding a relaxed elegance to a more traditional home, this versatile color has no boundaries.

Rustic Modern Grey

Traditional living room lvt floors

The list of fabulous grey paint colors is endless, however we will discuss a few of the Jigsaw Designers favorite and most requested shades.  We’ll explore shades from lightest to darkest.  Starting with Farrow and Ball’s light grey called Skimming Stone that is almost taupe for those lovers of all things taupe.  This shade is perfect for those looking for a change, but nothing too drastic.

Skimming Stone Farrow and Ball chip

Farrow and Ball Skimming stone bedroom

Culmulous Cloud entry way

Our most beloved shade in light grey is by Benjamin Moore called Grey Owl. It’s understated yet perfectly sophisticated for a calm and airy bedroom or luxurious living room.

Grey Owl chip

Grey owl living room

If you are seeking a bit of drama especially for a feature wall, then a darker grey or charcoal would be a great choice.  The shade Monument by Pantone Universe is our absolute favorite.  A darker color makes a big impact in a small space too, so don’t be afraid to paint your bathroom, home office or other petite location in a striking charcoal color.

Pantone universe monument

Pantone Universe Monument Bedroom


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Complete your serene room with an overall grey palette.  We love this room for it’s dark grey panels, paired with the soft grey sofa and charcoal chevron rug.  There is nothing dull about this grey room where depth and elegance abound.

grey sofa chevron rug

Layer on the grey from floor to ceiling to create an inviting and sophisticated world.  The charcoal beam ceilings and grey washed hardwood floors set the tone for this modern yet seemingly cozy space.  The grey sofa, white walls, and dramatic black-and-white art all blend together for an elevated look.

Grey ceiling and floors herringbon

Grey is a safe color that plays wells with many other colors like black, white, yellow, pinks, blues and most neutrals.  Depending on your style it can be a graceful backdrop for a monochromatic pallet or bold accent colors like acid yellow for a fun and arty look.   Wherever your love of grey may lie, this new neutral is a color you need now, so grab your paintbrush and get painting.  Enjoy, and don’t forget to subscribe!

Grey and Yellow

Chelsea Grey Cabinets bath


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grey walls headboard bedroom


How to Disguise Your TV

Let’s all agree, when it comes to your television, size does matter!  Are small televisions even made anymore?  However fantastic for game day the interim is rather unsightly.  So as designers we find ourselves wanting to hide away the big black box on the wall which we can’t live without when we find ourselves some downtime.  In this post, we explore some exciting and new ways to keep that enormous television and make it livable while not in use.

TV mirror Framed pink chairs

TV Livingroom blended by dark

A relatively quick and easy way to blend that electronic eye sore into the room is simply by framing it out to match the rest of your space.  If your windows and crown molding are white, then try matching a similar style white frame and place it on the wall surrounding your TV.  Using a bright accent color will add to the room’s charm and help the TV flow together with its surroundings.

Framed TV white modern bedroom


TV Fun Bright Yellow Living room frame


Framed TV bedroom

We see this scenario all the time…he wants the biggest TV he can find, and she wants a serene living room to relax or entertain in. Therefore one trend that is growing quickly in popularity we find is a happy marriage blending design aesthetics and technology.  Companies like Frame My TV in Massachusetts have methods of making your Tv transition from television to mirror or framed art in an instant.

tV mirror framed

TV hidden Art Atlanta Art Install


The framed mirror version is done by split beam technology that uses the black surface as the backing.   The effect is incredibly clear and make for a perfect solution for a clean fluid look.

TV mirror living

The instillation of art as a cover for the TV is also framed like the mirror, yet at the click of a button the motorized frame will slowly scroll out the image to cover the TV.  Hidden tv companies coast to coast have thousands of images to choose from and can be founds rather easily online.

TV art motorized lift


Imagine having the luxury of watching your favorite show and being able to completely stow it away before guests arrive for dinner.  Well, now it can be done.  The TV is mounted onto a rotating swivel built into the wall to be completely hidden.  This is a great space saving solution for a city apartment or simply a place you’d rather not stare at a TV all day, like the kitchen.

TV out of sight kitchen

The Jigsaw Designers love these innovative ideas as we are always looking for more functional ways to help people live with harmony in their homes.  Please let us know how you disguised your TV.  We love hearing from you.  Don’t forget to subscribe!

Framed TV Bdroom w seating


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TV out of sight Horchow tv cabinet mirror



Upholstery-The New Wallpaper

Stepping into world renowned hotels like the George V Paris, Danieli in Venice, or Ritz London you are surrounded by European elegance from the “authorities”.  You take in the rich timeless furniture, draperies, and details.  Yet at the heart of it are the gorgeous upholstered walls that exude luxury and lay the canvas for precious art, and to ultimately elevate style and mood.  This added layer of texture creates the feeling of being wrapped in comfort while remaining stately and distinguished.

George V Paris blue fabric wall paper


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The fabric wall covering trend however popular for centuries is making a resurgence as we find ourselves more environmentally conscious in using less paper, and as always searching for the added touch of luxury to surround ourselves with in this busy world we live in.

pinstripe sitting

The added comfort of the upholstered wall are ideal for the bedroom with the texture of the fabric naturally absorbing sound and making the room quieter for a more peaceful sleep.  Not to mention how down right sexy the look is whether it’s a feature wall behind the bed or an entire room, you feel pampered and royal in a room like this.

Blk wht bedroom

Adding fabric wall coverings are an ideal solution for acoustics in game rooms and home theaters.  Likewise, rooms with round or curved walls can easily be covered for a flawless look.

home theatre

The misconception that a fabric covered wall lies only in the area of traditional home is highly mistaken.  Upholstery can be easily translated into contemporary and modern homes giving an added warmth to a minimal space with clean lines.  Whether creating a backdrop for a bedroom or being the art in and of itself in the following two dining rooms, it’s as if the walls are alive with creativity and make way for furniture to be simple and not fussy.




A fabric wall can be playful and light like in the sitting area below.  The fabric is outlined with studs, and antlers were added for a touch of whimsy to keep the room from being too serious.

living antlers

If you want to get the look but not committed to an entire room with upholstered walls, try creating a tufted wall to be your headboard.  This will create a striking affect and be functional for comfort and quiet. Adding a tufted wall or panel to a reading area can bring warmth to the space while adding visual interest as well.

Bedroom Photo


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While you may question if the upholstered wall is for you, the variety of fabric available to hang today might just change your mind.  From silk to wool almost any fabric can be hung with the clean edge style for a flawless look.  Share with us how you upholstered your wall, we like hearing from you.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog!

blk wht fabric

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