Favorite color

I am not sure how this started, my friends Tessa and Camille both love this color too so maybe I got it from them.  Or maybe from this Southern Living article but I am obsessed with Chelsea Gray.

Vintage Style Island

Actually two colours;  Revere Pewter and Chelsea Gray both by Benj Moore…these colors just work everywhere. Chelsea is great on furniture on shutters and especially on kitchen islands like pictured in this article. I think I have blogged this before but it deserves an encore because whenever I see it on pinterest or anywhere my heart goes pitter patter.  dork I know right?! but its true.

Cape Cod-Style Makeover

And with that Carrera counters ..yum!  The cabinets and walls are Revere Pewter and again the island is the darker Chelsea Gray…love it with the dark hardware especially!

Kitchen After

love the wood walls (its all painted Revere Pewter the trim and shelves and doors and cabinets!)  in the Butler’s pantry and wood counters in that space.

Butler’s Pantry

and then the  dining walls are CHELSEA GRAY..those slipcovers slay me too!

Dining Room After

Photos by Laurey W. Glenn for SL

Oh and for a bit more Chelsea gray click here.  It is great on walls too like in Brooke Shields home.

Brooke Shields NY townhouse living room ~ Benjamin Moires ~ Chelsea Gray


A perfect gray: Chelsea gray by BM. My living room happens to be the exact same layout too.

and I have done interior doors in this color too (when I did it we didn’t paint the trim in the gray as well but I like how it is done below by Room Seventeen Style)

Love this! Paint doors and trim rich dark gray.  Can't find name of this color but it's close to Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore.


Oh and FYI, if you want a SW color similar to Revere Pewter check SW Amazing Gray..it is nearly spot on to Revere Pewter in my view…also Martha’s “sharkey gray” is almost the same to amazing gray and revere pewter!

What are your favorite light grays, dark grays?  I know many of my design friends love BM Gray Owl, BM flagstone, SW anonymous, online and chat room! I also like some of the Restoration Hardware grays like Graphite and gravel! What are YOUR faves?

Simple Before & After

We are recovering from being out of town and getting little boys ready to start school but I wanted to pop in and share this simple update! This house I am working on is really a nice home but the wood builtins were dragging it down and dating it a bit.



And after, along with some extra board and batten over mantle and wood floors to match the rest of the downstairs…



PAINT CHANGES THINGS Y’ALL, if you don’t believe it you need to follow Whitney English on instagram..that girl is painting everything right now and lovin it! She even whitewashed the brick on her house. This home above (not Whitney’s home btw) has great brick around the firebox so we left it unpainted.  The color is BM Chelsea gray in full strength! We haven’t even finished this room or styled it and it already looks so much better and updated…I will be sure and share once the room is finished.

Blessing to all you mamas and families starting school this week and next.  I am now taking bookings for the fall.  Most (not all but spots are going fast) of Sept is full so email Leslie or I asap if you want to get on the fall schedule! email via clients@hollymathisinteriors.com

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