Elegance en Gris

The chic apartment of Austrlian stylist Kristen Bookallil is a true testament to her craft – styled vignettes layer texture, color, and character in her home. She lives in the three bedroom flat with her two daughters and cat, in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. The apartment has a fresh modern feel, with European textures and accents. The living and dining rooms feature fabulous (and moody) grey walls, a color I’ve been digging lately! Grey can be such a cold color, but in a living room filled with warm neutrals, it feels cozy. The ceiling and trim provide a nice clean contrast to the grey. To the right, Kristen in her living room.



Below, a beautifully styled console table provides the backdrop for linen-covered dining table and wishbone dining chairs. A simple pendant light hangs above the table.

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A warm grouping of accents decorate a restored French console table in the entry. I love the playful nature the glass lamp and crystal candle holders add, not to mention the fun gold piñata! All the classical elements are contrasted by a contemporary abstract painting above the table.

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(via Home Life, photography by Prue Ruscoe)



  1. María wrote:

    Gorgeous decor! Love the bathroom
    Lots of love, xx


    Posted 10.24.14
  2. Grey is definitely an underrated color! Btw, the layout of this post is so cool! 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 10.23.14
  3. I know the focus should be on the decor (which is beautiful), but those green pants got me staring at them for at least one full minute! 🙂

    Posted 10.21.14

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