Fifty Shades of Gray by Nandina Home & Design

Monochrome Masterpiece

A masterfully subtle collection of grays, nickel and chrome comes to life in this modern space by South Carolina’s Nandina Home & Design  (whose flagship store is in Aiken, SC, though they also have a thriving Atlanta location). Lead designer Susan Victor wove together this lovely monochromatic palette-which she humorously refers to as simply, “fifty shades of gray”–for a client who desired a very modern, European aesthetic. The REstyle team loves this living space for its simplicity, which feels streamlined but never stark. Softened by layers of texture in the form of cozy upholstery and pillows, plus some well-placed pops of color, the great room feels warm and inviting. Also taken into consideration were the client’s personal interests; as a polo player and avid patron of the sport, equestrian touches feel right at home. Keep reading for more visual inspiration, as well as our notes from the designer!


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The most interesting challenge of this project was that the designer had never met the client in person–instead, Susan based the design on his personality, hobbies and style preferences.

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“The client preferred a monochromatic color palette of neutrals and gray tones. The only color in the project came from the abstract artworks hanging in the great space.”

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With so many shades of gray dominating the design, texture was introduced wherever possible to make this modern space feel more comfortable and inviting.

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Designer Favorites?

“Love the full hide herringbone rug from Madisons Inc!” Susan’s picks also include a compact modern sectional by Vanguard, leather & chrome counter stools by Nuevo, live-edge dining table and media unit also by Nuevo, and upholstered chairs by LEE.

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Aiken, SC

803 649 0616

Nandina Home & Design is a premier home furnishings store and full service interior design firm. Our retail locations offer a collection of custom fine home furnishings,original art and and one of kind accessories and gifts. Our highly qualified interior designers use their skills to create stylish interiors that delight even the most discerning aficionado.

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