Since my episode of HGTV’s MY Favorite Place has aired I’ve gotten tons of emails, comments and tweets about some of the items from my apartment that were featured in the episode so I decided to devote a special edition of Ask Nicole to answering your questions. Read on to learn more about some of the sources I used to furnish my space!

Paint Color

Ralph Lauren’s Forde Abbey is one of my favorite shades of gray for interior walls.

Q: Nicole – I saw you for the first time on My Favorite Place. I LOVE everything I saw in your home but especially was drawn to your wall color. Would you consider sharing what color it is?

Linda O’Neill, Reston VA

A: The paint color is a beige-ish gray color called Forde Abbey from Ralph Lauren Paints. You can click here to find it at a store in your area.


Q: Nicole – The segment was wonderful. We felt your space was the most creative. Would you please share with us the resource for the invisible book holder?

Steven Burns

L: The Sapien bookcase from DWR. R: CB2’s Array bookcase.

A: My bookcase was from West Elm and sadly they no longer sell it but lucky for you DWR and CB2 have identical options! The Sapien bookcase from DWR comes in  both white and grey and is available in two heights and the Array bookcase from CB2 is available in a 5 foot tall silver version.


Pottery Barn’s Grand Embroidered Duvet & Shams on my bed as seen on HGTV’s My Favorite Place

Q: @SoHaute – Just saw your segment! Love your style and how you mix high and low pieces. Where did u get your bedding?

@DressMyRoom (via Twitter)

A: My bedding is from Pottery Barn! It’s the Grand Embroidered Duvet with matching Shams and I chose the embroidery color porcelain blue. You can view it here.

Keep Calm & Drink Wine Print

Keep Calm & Drink Wine!

Q: Hi Nicole! Where oh where did you get the “Keep Calm and Drink Wine” print? I need it in my life now. xoxo

Neahle Ize

A: I got the print from the Keep Calm Shop on Etsy! They have variations of the popular “Keep Calm” posters to suit any personality! You can shop the assortment here.


  1. Thanks for all of the tips! Your home is quite amazing and I’m so happy you got to share it with us! I adore that paint color by the way… I hope you have a great day.

  2. Thank you for sharing your sources! I’ll definitely be picking up a Keep Calm poster from the Etsy shop. 🙂

  3. I really like the bookcase. We are getting crowded out by books. The one question I have though, is if you want a book that is at the bottom. Is it easy to get it out?

    BTW I really like the Keep Calm Wine and Travel posters I have the carry on one but I didn’t see the others when I was in London this year.

  4. If only I could find a similar holder for magazines. Although I have tons of books. I think I have more magazines that I’m not ready to part with 🙂

  5. Hi Nicole,
    I saw your segment on HGTV’s My Favorite Place and I loved your eclectic style. Your dining room chairs immediately caught my eye. Would you mind revealing where you found the chairs? I’m also looking for an upholstered headboard. I liked yours but would like to find one that is tufted, such as the one that was shown in the Jill Zarin segment. Do you have any suggestions on where I could find a similar headboard for a king size bed?
    Thank you!

  6. Veronica

    Hi Nicole,

    I love the chair. I also purchased two great chairs that need tlc and was wondering whether you used spray paint or regular paint for the frame? What brand and color? I love the final result.