I have a handful of house projects to tackle in the New Year and at the tippy top of the list is a little refresh for my entry. I don’t plan on anything drastic – just a fresh coat of paint for the walls, trim, ceiling, doors and Thomasville piece, to start. For a while now, I’ve been so drawn to tone-on-tone gray paint and I’m finally going to go for it in my entryway. A subtle contrast with a couple shades of gray-blue paint will accentuate the millwork and make an elegant first impression and satisfy the craving I’ve been feeling for a while now to change things up in this space without blowing a ton of money. I also decided to go ahead and give the console table in there a makeover and paint it black (you can read more about it here) for some contrast!

I’ve got an entire folder devoted to a tone-on-tone color palette and pulled some of my favorites that have been inspiring this little change-up to share below. Per usual, all of these with the exception of two images (noted beneath the photos) are all from the portfolio of the great Steven Gambrel, my all-time favorite designer/architect, who shares the same affinity for this gorgeous color combo:

I’m also quite smitten with the progress photos of this entryway that Ocean Building Corp has been sharing regularly on their Instagram page; I’m guessing this is also a Gambrel-inspired home, as they work together quite regularly and it seems very much like his design aesthetic. I especially love the black and white marble checkerboard floor and the built-in bench and, as usual, a pop of black is so beautiful and grounding in here:

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