The Grey Area

When I was in pharmacy school, my friends Nate, Pete and Husain used to joke around with this phrase a lot - less is more. At the time it just meant that we would try and work smarter, rather than harder and still get > 3.5 gpa. 

This phrase stuck with me. In truth, it was the first time I was actively using it or at the very least, the first time I had assigned meaning to it. With time though, the meaning I assigned to it changed as you probably can imagine.

Today, less is more translates to something a bit deeper - My lifestyle. I have continuously thinned out everything I own to the bare minimum, just enough to make me comfortable. When I move cities, everything I own that I plan to take with me fits in my 2008 Acura TL.

I mean this is busy, but I really like the gray couch and the seemingly minimalistic nature of the space. 

I mean this is busy, but I really like the gray couch and the seemingly minimalistic nature of the space. 

A few things have changed since then also, My favorite color use to be black&white (lol not really one color, but still). Well technically, it was red, then black&white with red floating around.

Now though, my favorite color is gray - all shades of gray and I have been updating my wardrobe to reflect that. I'll  share with you when I complete my move to Chicago. Yes I am moving again, let's not talk about that now, it's another post. 

This post is really about infusing lots of gray to my living spaces. Here are some ideas I found while looking for inspiration. 

This is one of my favorites, it is so masculine I feel and trully minimalist.

This is one of my favorites, it is so masculine I feel and trully minimalist.

I don't remember where I got this image from. A little feminine but it works.

I don't remember where I got this image from. A little feminine but it works.

Love the simplicity of this space.

Love the simplicity of this space.

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This is my favorite of all. If I can I'll use this concept for my next space. 

This is my favorite of all. If I can I'll use this concept for my next space.