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Home of Holism

Home of Holism shows how one’s day to day home and work environment can be restful, restorative and provide the solace required to recharge and relax.

Bauwerk Colour Still | Home of Holism by House of Grey
House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair

In 2021 we launched a colour collection, Visual Silence, with House of Grey, a London based design studio founded by Louisa Grey. The collaboration resulted in 9 calming colours, several of which were put to great use in House of Grey's new 'Home of Holism'. This is an innovative new environment created with intention, natural materials, and a circular salutogenic design approach. While it's part home and part workplace, ultimately it's the signature showcase of the House of Grey brand and how they approach not only the aesthetics, but a way of life when they're designing.

"At House of Grey, we have always believed in creating homes that enable a person to decompress and download the day in a nurturing environment. When we came up with the concept of the home as your own personal, daily retreat in 2018 – we wanted to demonstrate that you can build a life that you don’t want to escape from." says Louisa Grey. When faced with finding a new studio space, they quickly realised they would need to design their own creative space and revolutionise the concept of 'the work environment' at the same time. "Our collective aim at House of Grey has been to create a workplace environment that people look forward to entering into each day and then leave the studio feeling inspired and energised at the end of the day, rather than exhausted and ready to go home and get out."

Colours used in this project
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Home of Holism by House of Grey. Bauwerk Colour Quiet
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© House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
“We always want our studio space to reflect how we design, providing potential clients transparency in our working practices, showing the full spectrum of how we work.”
Louisa Grey
Founder | House of Grey
Home of Holism by House of Grey. Bauwerk Colour Quiet
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
Home of Holism by House of Grey. Bauwerk Colour Quiet
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair

The Home of Holism utilises non-toxic, natural resources which is a benefit to the environment but also the home's inhabitants with a calmer environment and improved concentration, and reduced stress levels.

"Living holistically means considering not only how items and materials look and feel, but how they perform to keep a home or workspace running. Every building has hidden features, sometimes the most crucial aspects of a well-functioning space are not on display," Louisa told us. "The materials used in the Home of Holism are chosen consciously for their fundamental benefits, such as keeping you warm and dry; they are what makes the building truly sustainable and each have inherent Circular Salutogenic Design qualities." This design principle focuses on the positive impact of design on human health, often using traditional methods in a way suitable for modern living.

Bauwerk Colour Still. Home of Holism by House of Grey
Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair

"As a design studio we intentionally seek out others with the same integrity and sense of purpose to strengthen our positive design legacy, stretching it beyond our own parameters," says Louisa Grey. During the development of Home of Holism, House of Grey was also working on three Native Elements for the home with like-minded partners. This includes a rug collection with Armadillo, a purifying air mist with Aoiro, and of course an all-natural limewash paint collection with Bauwerk Colour. All three are on display throughout the space.

Home of Holism by House of Grey. Bauwerk Colour Quiet
Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
Bauwerk Colour Balance in Home of Holism by House of Grey.
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Aucoot
Bauwerk Colour Balance. Home of Holism by House of Grey
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
Bauwerk Colour Balance. Home of Holism by House of Grey
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
Bauwerk Colour Still | Home of Holism by House of Grey
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
Modern Lime Wash Paint | Bauwerk Colour
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
Bauwerk Limewash Paint Still
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Home of Holism by House of Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
At Home with Louisa Grey in London
Step inside 'Home of Holism': Explore the Victorian home and studio space of Louisa Grey, founder of House of Grey, featuring the Visual Silence Limewash Paint Collection.
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House of Grey


HUMAN + ECOLOGICAL HEALTH

Circular Salutogenic Design

Over the past two decades, British interior design studio House of Grey have crafted a signature aesthetic which has gathered momentum across the global design community. As a pioneering design studio our fundamental aim has become the need to leave a positive design legacy when renovating and restoring modern and historic spaces, for both residential or commercial use. Our purpose is to create interior landscapes that have inherent health benefits and minimal impact on the planet. We have developed a whole-person-whole-world approach to designing and building spaces for our clients which combines our signature aesthetic with Salutogenic Design principles and cradle-to-cradle materials. We call this: Circular Salutogenic Design. 

House of Grey consistently demonstrates across our Private Client and Hospitality portfolio of work that ecological building and sustainable design doesn't mean the owner or client needs to compromise on aesthetics. A building or a space can still be practical, durable, and ethical, as well as beautiful, comfortable and luxurious.

Each of our studio members are trained in the key skills for effective design and immersed in the House of Grey philosophy. 

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Louisa Grey of House of Grey
Louisa Grey | Photo by Michael Sinclair
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