The Happy Home of Gray Benko

Hejsan! I hope you're having a great week? I'm enjoying my last few hours on Sweden's west coast  (join me on a hike between Fiskebäckkil and Sundsvik on Instagram stories right now) - it's such a beautiful part of the world!). Even so, it's not lost on me that today is officially the first day of Sweden's coldest month of the year - so to brighten things up a little, I thought we'd escape to sunnier climes here on the blog and the fabulous home of the photographer, Gray Benko (instagram here) her husband and two children in South Carolina. Captured by Clay Austin for the Glitter Guide, Gray's home is one of those that's sunny on the outside and inside. Think a century old house with splashes of colour, one-off pieces and a lorry load of love and laughter!

This luxurious looking blue velvet sofa is the kind of piece you can dress up or dress down - and it looks soooo cosy! It goes beautifully with the Beni Ourain rug too.

This is the record player seen in the far corner. Very cool!

I love, love, LOVE the idea of a wall of portraits. Try Etsy for similar.

This is the cutest picture! I'm such a fan of Boucherouite rugs too, pick up a similar one here.

This bed is fabulous, don't you think? I found it here. And I'll never tire of the La Voliere pendant lamp

Photography: Clay Austin /  @clayaustin Design Gray Benko

Isn't it the most fabulous family home? So vibrant!

There are just millions of ideas to steal - and every time I go back through the pictures I get more inspiration!
Get The Look

1. Oneness - Anne Darby Parker
2. Rhys Chair - Anthropology
3. The Brette Sofa
4. Crosley Portfolio Portable Record Player
5. Colorful Wall Hooks
6. Metal and Wood Beaded Chandelier
7. Pink Quartz Lirit Coffee Table
8. Mick Jagger, Los Angeles, CA, 1972 - Print
9. Mid Century Modern Solid Brass Floor Lamp
10. Tidal Wave Fabric in Sea Blues
11. O'Malley Magazine Holder
12. Curved Rattan Bed

13. Large Copper Birdcage Pendant Light Chandelier
14. Bone Inlay Seven-Drawer Dresser
15. FJÄLLA Box
16. Chamber Austelle Print
17. Richmond Antiqued Gold Frame
18. Matte Black T-Post
19. Port Providence Cocktail Table
20. Kip&Co Little Flowers Yellow Duvet
21. White Wash Cabinet with Brass Cladding
22. The Writer Oak Board
23. Carmen Credenza - Navy
24. Guida Pillow Coral
25. Willow Chandelier
26. Velvet Elowen Chair
27. Scone Wall Light

You can see more of Gray's home over on her instagram feed (such a great one to follow) and read the full interview over on the Glitter Guide.

I'm skipping tomorrow's post to focus on a new (and exciting project) - plus my Mother and Father are arriving from London tonight - I can't wait!!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!


  1. I like its playful color vibe, along with all that art. Makes it so interesting!! I totally loved the dark blue walls that help create a moodier ambiance. ;)

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