Between my own blog and my role as editor for Style Me Pretty Living, I’ve been exposed to a lot when it comes to home tours. It’s been an absolute pleasure to get lost in the world of beautiful interiors, but I’d be lying if I said that my bar for pretty hasn’t been set incredibly high. These days, there are few places that leave me breathless. But Greige Design has done just that. With photos from Ashlee Raubach, let’s get lost.
From Greige Design… Our kitchen had not been touched since the house was built and was basically open but a very boring 90’s design style. We decided that as time went by we would be using the space in various ways and wanted to have a larger bar for everyday use and for entertaining. We leveled out the bar area and expanded it by a few feet on each side. This is one of the best changes for this space as it has opened up the kitchen and added storage on both sides as well as under the islands seating area. I like things pretty simple and did not want to commit to a color on the cabinetry throughout, so I did a creamy white on the main cabinetry and a light grey on the island with a small bead detail and shaker style doors.
When we started we had a large pantry in the nook area, it was huge but the distance to the work space in the kitchen was inconvenient so we replaced that with a custom glass topped cabinet, the bottom has drawers and solid doors to keep the clutter hidden as well as my abundant amount of table linens and napkins, while the top holds our everyday dishes along with my collection of serving pieces and glassware.
The Bling chandelier in the nook is a great little glam contrast with the vintage pendants that hang over the island. I have had a crush on that piece forever and needed to find a spot for it. It is a little larger than most pieces that you might find over a smaller dining table but it makes the statement that I was looking for in there as my colors and overall design style was pretty simple. The nook table was a piece I had made based off of a table I saw but could not get my hands on and is a fun and durable contrast to the Klismos style chairs.
Our living room is a combination of some of my favorite things. I have a deep love for vintage batik and have collected the sofa pillows and other pieces over the years hear and there. The two lounge chairs are vintage French pieces that I brought back last summer after a buying trip in Paris and had recovered in vintage linen sourced on the same trip. Our cocktail table is a custom piece I had made years ago and is a little worse for wear but I love the shape and the off beat feeling that it gives.
I have added and subtracted pieces over the years in this space and it continues to evolve as I find treasure currently we have the lucite cube and a small garden stool as side tables in there which are fun and a little off beat. The collection of vintage frames and mirrors is a organically growing piece that I try to add to as I find new pieces.
This was the first room I furnished with new pieces when we moved to this house. I had never had a formal dining room and I was so excited to make a statement. The table is a teak slab that has gotten more attention than any piece I have ever shown in my portfolio, it is a great piece that is so simple but unique. I picked up the vintage chairs at the flea market for a steal and had them recovered in vintage grain sacks that had a heavy texture. The Palecek head chairs are from ages ago and were one of my first major furniture pieces when I first started as a designer on my own. This space was challenging for artwork as the window is high but it is not conducive to having a really tall art or architectural piece there. I feel for these two art pieces at a show and it took me months to take the plunge and finally have them made for this space.
When we bought this house we were not looking to move but could not pass up the size of the yard in our existing neighborhood. The space screamed for a pool but our ideas were not realized until last year when we put the pool and cabana in. The space is oddly shaped and it was a challenge to get all that we wanted into the space in a layout that felt like it fit the style of our home and design concept. The cabana is a perfect way to draw the eye out to the back of the space without having you focus on the proximity of the neighbors behind. We completely re-landscaped the space and as the landscape matures it is creating a great feeling of a true outdoor room.
Table: custom available on shop greige | Chairs: Noir furniture | Chandelier: Robert Abbey available on shop greige | Custom dish cabinet | Market tote: shop greige