Thursday, September 1, 2016

Suellen Gregory Designs A Pretty-In-Pink Virginia Townhouse

House Beautiful is one of my favorite magazines, and the September issue may be the best yet. I am a huge fan of designer Suellen Gregory, whom I featured last month, and I adore this ultra-feminine Virginia townhouse she designed which graces the magazine's cover. It is like a delicious piece of candy!

Suellen's client, Katie Ukrop, owns a local art gallery and is the creative force behind Richmon's Quirk Hotel. Known for her sense of style and flair, pink has always been Katie's favorite color. However, her home was full of neutrals - mostly black, white, and gray - as she felt this was the best backdrop for her contemporary art collection. Suellen believed her client needed a home more reflective of her personality.

The center parlor is painted in a custom high-gloss pink from Fine Paints of Europe. 

A Montferrat chandelier by Vaughan and vintage chairs in Chivasso's Fancy Flower. 

Katie showcases her children's art and framed toy on the glossy pink shelves.

The floors throughout the house are painted in Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore mixed with clear stain.

The dining room curtains are Schumacher's Pyne Hollyhock, and a French bench is covered in Fabricut's Provost. 

Pink accents in the living room include a Kate Spade New York table lamp from Visual Comfort. 

The teen-friendly sunroom is like an indoor garden, with Meadow wallpaper by Peter Fasano on a custom pink ground. 

Shelves filled with Katie's collection of ironstone china decorate the new mudroom, which doubles as a place to arrange flowers. Her favorite pale pink geraniums inspired some of the hues in the house. 

Nina Campbell's Ornella wallpaper adds contrast to the powder room's bright pink curtain.

The master bedroom's walls and ceiling are covered in Colefax and Fowler's Bowood wallpaper, my favorite! Thomas O'Brien's Paolo sconces are topped with a pink shades.

The 19th-century townhouse is located in Richmond, Virginia's Fan District neighborhood.

I am completely in love with this stunning home!! For additional information and an interview with Suellen Gregory about this project, click here. You can take a full home tour here, and click here to read my earlier profile on Suellen. Photography by Annie Schlecter.


  1. Richmond's Fan district is such a beautiful area - I love all the pink but my husband would veto it right away. I am looking forward to checking out Quirk one of these days, however! xoxo

  2. I thought of you when I got to that picture of the Bowood wallpaper in the magazine this month! This house is perfection!

  3. It reminds me of Shirley MacLaine's pink house in What a Way to Go.

  4. Ahh, the power of pink. I am a definite fan, but I like it best when it is paired with a strong color like black, chartreuse, or that deep fuchsia. I am a color evangelist. There isn't one I don't like. Thanks for the inspiring images.

  5. I've known Sueellen via the design industry for many years. Not only does she have a keen eye and great style, she is a wonderful person and a whole lot of fun! This project exemplifies her unique translation of a client's taste, brilliantly mixing a touch of whimsy & sophistication, while successfully curating awesome art and accessories. That fleur chandelier is the best! Great work!


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