I may have just stumbled upon the mecca of home gallery walls! This historic South Carolina home belongs to photographer Gray Benko.
If you know me personally you know I am always on the lookout for a good painted portrait and even better if it’s oil! The Glitter Guide asked Gray: “How did you find them? What draws you to them? If someone wanted to find one for their home, where should they look?” We really enjoy Gray’s answer: “There is something so mysterious about them to me. Who are these people? What happened to them? Are they still alive? Why did no one want to keep their portraits? I have made up storylines for each and every one of them. I buy most of my portraits in different antique malls and on Etsy!”
How fun is this spaghetti guy? Although I think if I had that staring over me at my dinner table I might eat a lot more pasta than I should…
Loving the mix of art, albums, plants, and bottles that this shelving built in is adorned with.
Two rock stars, a retro record player, and gorgeous rug… I’d say thats a pretty great combo.
The Glitter Guide also asks: “Your house is 130 years old! What drew you to picking a historical home to renovate?”
Gray: “I have always had a great love for old homes. Before this, we lived in a home that was built in 2007. As nice as it was to have everything work the way it was supposed to, there was always something missing for me with that home. Turns out, I need creaky floorboards and doors that won’t shut properly, in order to function. There is something about a home that is steeped in history that you can’t replicate. We actually stumbled across our home completely by accident. I was visiting our favorite children’s book store (which has since closed down and broken my heart), when I mentioned my love of old homes to the owner, Natalie. She mentioned that she had seen the cutest little gingerbread house on the way to work that morning, listed as a for sale by owner. I drove by on the way home, called immediately and the rest is history.”
Kid’s art makes for some of the greatest decor. Please take a tip from Gray’s book and frame those master pieces and use them to decorate your children’s bedroom. And how cute is this lemon wallpaper?!
To see more of this well decorated home head to The Glitter Guide
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