British interior design studio House of Grey presents homes with a clear purpose. A good harmony between your work and private life are very important to them, as is the use of sustainable materials that not only look beautiful but are also ecologically sound. A home should have a positive impact on people and nature. With that vision comes a distinct aesthetic style that will be a source of inspiration for many.
In 2018, interior designer Louisa Grey decided to change her life completely. With House of Grey, she aims to design interiors that create a sense of holistic satisfaction in their occupants. A feature of our society, according to the designer, is that people often feel the need to escape from their everyday life. Therefore, a home should be designed as a personal, everyday haven where you can unwind. This ideology, which the studio itself calls Circular Salutogenic Design, is based on a unique confluence of aesthetics, ethics and experience, where stress has no chance. To achieve this, they have developed a specific design philosophy that turns an interior into a salubrious place where the promotion of health is a top priority. Using materials of natural origin, a calm environment is created, ensuring better concentration and less stress. In a holistic view, a good work-life balance is central. Here, it is not only important how materials in the home feel and look, but also how they keep a home running. Indeed, every residence has hidden elements, some of which are crucial to the project as a whole. In this interior, the materials were chosen because of their fundamental benefits for people and the environment. After all, the relationship between our human health and nature’s wellbeing are in close contact, so sustainability is a crucial aspect. With their circular design, House of Grey also wants to avoid as much waste as possible.
Circular Salutogenic Design is based on a unique confluence of aesthetics, ethics and experience
In reality, this manifests itself in a home that uses soft colours such as beige, white, brown, and a few shades of light green. Also striking are the many organic shapes, which primarily offer extra softness and comfort. It is also immediately clear that only the most luxurious materials in a natural state were chosen here. In addition, the studio prefers working with companies that share their vision, such as the carpet company Armadillo, natural lime and paint company Bauwerk, and fragrance brand Aoiro. With all three, they have since developed several products, including a collection of carpets, lime paint, and air purification mist. All three can be admired in this Home of Holism. Grey managed to give this interior an elegant femininity that not only provides the necessary calm, but also impresses aesthetically. In other words, this home has everything you could want: a sense of calm, exceptional beauty and attention to the environment.
Photography by Michael Sinclair