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Base Color Gray—just add Yellow, Red, Blue
Tony Stavish (awstavishdesigns.com) draped the walls and windows in this room with kilimesque striped cotton by Andrew Martin for Lee Jofa and played off its colors when choosing other fabrics. The rich gray in the nubby cotton is echoed in the headboard, making for a pleasing backdrop to the room’s brighter shades—which would have been overwhelming against a lighter canvas.
“I’m using gray as the neutral instead of black or white or beige. It’s sort of muddy, and it makes the other colors come alive. I use it a lot with reds and yellows and pinks. It adds energy to the other colors.” —Tony Stavish
GRAY—Get the Look
Vintage-washed Belgian linen shams and quilt in Fog, $49 to $279, at Restoration Hardware.
Capri bottle lamp with polished nickel accents, 33½ inches tall, $275, at Jonathan Adler.
Jaipur printed dhurrie wool-cotton blend rug, $29 to $199, at West Elm.
Tate upholstered platform bed in Charcoal, $1,399 to $1,599, at Crate & Barrel.
Silver-painted resin Timber end table, $399, at Z Gallerie.
Dransfield & Ross Corcovado flame-stitch pillow, 12 by 18 inches, $190, at Elements.
Dahlia cotton fabric in Dove, $29.59 per yard, at Calico Corners.
Mrs. Godfrey chair in Cashin Ocean, $1,695, at Jonathan Adler.
Archive credenza in mango wood with a gray wash and “grellow” powder-coated steel pulls, $899, at CB2.
National Geographic grass-cloth wallpaper, $51.78 per bolt (20½ inches wide, 33 feet long), at The Home Depot.
PHOTOGRAPH craig dugan/hedrich blessing