At Home With Gray Malin

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When the husband and I first got married there was not too much we wanted to hang on to from our past apartments (we lived separately), so we decided to start with a clean slate when it came to decorating our first home. As much time as it takes to decorate a home (I don’t think we will ever be done), we really enjoyed picking out pieces that we both ‘approved’ of and loved together. If I have learned anything from the entire process is that it takes forever and patience is a virtue.

Out of anything that we have gotten along the way for our house, I will say the one thing that has made our house into a home is what is hanging on our walls. Over the years we have been following and collecting pieces from a few artists and one of our favorite photographers, Gray Malin.

Almost exactly 3 years ago to the day the husband and I were doing bit a of shopping and we came across one of Grays pieces in a Dallas favorite spot. We asked who did the piece and the sweet girl in the shop explained that it was a photographer from Dallas who now lives in L.A. and that we HAD to get one of his pieces. After leaving the shop, we went home and I immedielty got online and did a little more research.

I felt like a kid in a (online) candy shop when I landed on his site. I scrolled through page after page, image after image and I literally wanted everything. Everything was so beautiful, striking and like nothing I had ever seen before. After scouring his site for hours, we decided on a piece from the Prada Marfa series. We both felt that it would be a great focal point for our home and a wonderful conversation piece. We ended up getting it for our first ‘married’ christmas and it has been one of my favorites ever since.

As a long time fan of Gray Malins work, I cannot tell you how excited I was when Gray reached out and asked if I would like to be apart of his Inspiration Spotlight series.Trust me when I say there is nothing more flattering than a photographer whom you are a huge fan of and have collected his pieces for years wants to feature you on his blog. (enter: happy dance)

 Gray Malin is one of those guys that have been so fun to watch. From his incredible photography, surfboards, wallpaper, phone covers, and even now wrapping paper; he never ceases to amaze me. Fast forward 3 years and we just got our 4th photograph from the oh so talented Mr. Malin but I assure you that will not be our last!

Make sure to pop over to Gray Malin’s site and see the full post

photos by Jay Briggs Photography

10 Responses to At Home With Gray Malin

  1. Rach says:

    Your home is gorgeous!! my fiance and I recently moved in together and couldn’t agree more than when it comes to decorating it ‘our home that’ patience is virtue.

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  2. Liz says:

    The husband and I just booked a trip to Marfa and we’re so excited to see the Prada in person! You have a beautiful home.

    Liz
    http://www.liztheaustinite.com

  3. It is amazing how a house turns into a home when there is artwork on the walls! My husband and I try to pick up original pieces from every country we visit as a reminder of our trips together.

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  4. leah says:

    where is the johnny depp piece from ? love that!

  5. leah says:

    where is the johnny depp piece from? love that!!

  6. Sarah says:

    I really like your art work by Gray Malin, but I can’t say I’m fond of the art above your dining room table. Honestly, I always thought you were a classy person. Especially by the way you dressed. I’m disappointed.

  7. Kierra says:

    Your kitchen is stunning! I love how you said that the art work is the most personable part of your house, you would be surprised how much time and energy people out into creating a killer family room or a grand kitchen. Its nice to see someone do something different and really invest in amazing artist!
    BTW love the tuffted chairs in your dining room! My fav!
    XO
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  8. Monica says:

    Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing Gray Malin’s photography with us. It’s always inspiring to find new artists.

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  9. Huong says:

    Wow! Your home is absolutely beautiful, Amy! I’ve been following Gray on Instagram myself. His work truly is amazing. I can only hope that I’ll get my home to look likes yours one day because it’s Clutterville, haha!

  10. Brooke says:

    Your kitchen is a DREAM!

    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

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