Friday, December 10, 2010

BLUE SMOKE


I had the dress and a beautiful pair of heels but something was missing. A quick trip to my favorite cosmetics counter and I found the answer.  "Smokey eyes," the young woman behind the counter enthused.  Ten minutes later I left the store with a pair of smokey, sultry eyes, the perfect compliment to my cocktail dress, and a shopping bag filled with little tins: pewter, French grey and blue smoke, all waiting to create their evening magic!

That smokey palette translates beautifully to interiors.  I've always found shades of grey  soothing and sophisticated on their own or with a pop of color (turquoise, plum!) sophisticated and elegant. Smokey eyes, smokey interiors-you decide!













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16 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Barbara, I agree with you. I especially love a smokey gray. These images are beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Teresa

I Dream Of said...

So pretty! I actually got distracted by the first photo. Would love to find that little bauble of a necklace under the tree! Have a merry weekend. Jeanne

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

These are lovely! and I'm sure you looked just as beautiful with your sultry smoky eyes! Have a great weekend ...

C Pohl said...

Definately Gray is one of my fav's...so relaxing!

Thanks

c

The Buzz said...

Your inspiration is smokin! Have a great weekend, Barbara.
xxoo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I like the look of the smokey eye but when I tried to do it myself it was a hot mess - operator error for sure. Love that painting over the fireplace in the second room and the last room is just my style.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love grey paired with turquoise or plum! I am so bad with makeup-- but have always wanted to try smoky eyes!! Take care, Caroline

pretty pink tulips said...

Love a smokey eye - but haven't figured out how to do it myself! Love those smokey interiors!!! I'm sure YOU will look smokin' this weekend.

merry merry!!

Hamptontoes said...

I wish I knew how to pull off the smokey eye look...could be fun for a night out with my hubby! The interiors are gorgeous. You'll look smashing at your event this weekend.

Stitchfork said...

When smoke gets in your eyes - great oldie song! Love the grays!Have a merry weekend Barbara!
xo Cathy

Town and Country Mom said...

Beautiful grays and hazy browns look so sophisticated and warm, I think, for interiors. May have to try smoky eyes for Saturday night party!

24 Corners said...

So nice to meet you and thank you for the follow!
Smokey eyes are tricky...I think creating a smokey interiour might be slightly easier! Hope you were able to achieved the sultry smokey look your heart and dress desired!
xo J~

shari @ little blue deer said...

We have gray in our dining room and sunroom, I adore it! Love a smoky palatte! XX!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love these interiors... very sophisticated and urban... hope you had a great weekend!

Interiors by Sandra Funk Levy said...

This is a great group of photos. I love the pop of color. I am just wrapping a project with tons of grey/geige and am inspired to accessorize with some strong color. Thanks!
Sandra

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I do love a smokey palette. There is something very relaxing about that shade. I especially adore it paired with a deep plum.
I really like the look of the sultry smokey eyes. Great evening look.