Grey may have fallen out of favour as the fashionable colour du jour for interiors, but there’s nothing throwaway about the work of the interior design/styling studio of House of Grey founded by Louisa Grey in 2013. As most recently evidenced by the ‘In the Neighbourhood’ exhibition for the London Design Festival 2018, its work is the epitome of timeless style. Here, House of Grey took over an elegant North London townhouse and used it to showcase the work of emerging local and international designers, artists and makers. Curated with an emphasis on handcrafted and natural materials, the result is warm, elegant and calm. Surely the holy grail of the sort of homes we’re all working towards! And a look I loved so much, I felt compelled to post an entire picture story about it!
Why do I like it so much? Well, in its exploration of what I’d describe as a sort of Soft Scandi style, I’d say this exhibition showed an inkling of what the Next Big Trend in interiors might look like. As I’ve stated before, the current preoccupation with brights and boisterous pattern is mere reaction to our precarious political state. It will pass. And in its place will come a new texture heavy look, big on comfort, big on warmth, and back to a more traditional palette of skintone-inspired neutrals, complemented by blues and every shade of green.
Grey House features work by Mass Productions, Frama, Henry Wilson, Tycjan Knut, Natascha Madeiski, Nest Design, Noorstad, Edward Collinson, Stitch by Stitch, London House Rugs, Roomi Apparel at Mahala and House of Grey, with botanical displays by the Urban Flower Company. And all pieces are available to purchase directly via House of Grey.