Homes We Love: A stylish grey home

Emma’s home celebrates open plan living and smart grey styling.

Emma Pacey

Nail technician from Chatteris in Cambridgeshire

Creating a fresh and modern home

Cosy neutral living room which opens up into the patio
Cosy neutral living room which opens up into the patio

Inspired by sleek and modern design, Emma Pacey and her family set out to transform their home into a contemporary living space.

After three years of renovating, they are now enjoying their chic and trendy home updates. Taking inspiration from stylish Instagram and Pinterest interior decorating accounts, her home is now filled with lots of natural light and features clean white and grey finishes. “I wanted lots of white, grey charcoal colours throughout my home,” she explains. “I also love the white walls which make the space so fresh and bright.”

Embracing open plan living

Contemporary open plan grey and white kitchen with granite tops
Grey and white kitchen with sleek granite tops

Since Emma’s old kitchen had a separate conservatory that was underused, she decided to turn the space into an open-plan kitchen-diner and living room that seamlessly flows into her garden.

“We’re so happy with the kitchen-diner as it brings the family together and it’s so social,” she says. “Having lots of light was important to me so we now have white walls and big windows. And with the white granite worktops and spotlights, the light bounces around.”

Glass and chrome dining table with grey velvet chrome chairs
The Lunar glass and chrome table with Perth dining chairs

With this stylish update, Emma’s contemporary kitchen now opens into her equally slick dining area which features our Lunar dining table with Perth grey velvet chairs. The Lunar’s sophisticated glass and chrome aesthetic fits right into her space.

“We wanted a glass table so we could see the floor and not close the space in,” she explains. “It’s the perfect shape and style with its sleek and sumptuous finish. The chairs are also the style I wanted, they are so comfy and a perfect shade of grey.”

Keeping the kitchen pantry organised

Stylish and organised charcoal floor to ceiling cupboards in a contemporary kitchen
Stylish and organised charcoal floor to ceiling cupboards

Living with family makes it easy for clutter to pile up so Emma makes organisation a priority. With that in mind, she incorporated top to bottom cupboards as part of her Instagram-worthy kitchen pantry design.

Built-in breakfast cupboard in stylish kitchen pantry
Carefully organised kitchen storage space

Her matt-style monochrome cupboards keep everything hidden while fully utilising storage space. One important feature is Emma’s built-in breakfast cupboard. “My breakfast cupboard is designed so that the toaster, kettle and tea area can be shut away so as not to take up valuable workspace,” she explains.

Softening a grey space

Contemporary open plan kitchen diner with greenery and flowers
Contemporary open-spaced kitchen-diner with flowers and greenery

With a contemporary grey and metallic colour scheme throughout her home, Emma uses greenery and flowers to soften the space. Sage green, faux flowers and stems such as eucalyptus are some of her favourite picks.

Neutral bedroom with grey velvet bed and mirrored wardrobe
A grey velvet bed and mirrored wardrobe with black accents

In her bedroom, balance is key in achieving a cosy yet modern feel. She complements her grey velvet bed with white walls and a shiny mirrored wardrobe. And for a chic contemporary statement, she has abstract wall art to match the neutral palette.

Shop The Look

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  1. Lunar Chrome and Glass 140cm Dining Table by Furniture And Choice
  2. Hotel Squares Multi Wall Mirror by Dunelm
  3. Line Art Couple Poster by Desenio
  4. Simply Brilliant White with Jasmine White Tape Blinds by Make My Blinds
  5. Downton Large Antique White Vase by Rosey Wood Interiors
  6. Howdens Holdenby Oak Door by Howdens

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