We want you to truly LOVE your home and we're excited to get you there.
We're Leah and Sonia, the principal designers of Gray Oak Studio. In 2017, we pivoted our careers, took a major leap and established Gray Oak Studio. Two years later, we’re so happy, so inspired, and so busy! With each completed project, we affirm our belief that everyone can and should truly LOVE their home. Home is where you bring your newborn baby, you carve your Thanksgiving turkey, and you can’t wait to get back even after the best vacation. It’s the space where you live out your most intimate, joyful and memorable moments. So, yeah, you should love it. If you’re not quite there yet, we’re so glad you found us. With a little guidance, expertise and creative vision, we will get you there. Promise.
We believe your home should be beautiful, functional and unique - a true reflection of your style and the way your family lives. Not only can we create this space for you, but we’ll do it in a way that is stress-free and enjoyable. We know your time is valuable. The endless decisions involved in decorating, renovating, and building a home can truly be daunting, not to mention crazy time consuming. We relieve the overwhelming process and make it easy. Even fun. With our experience and skill, we efficiently guide those difficult decisions, coordinate all the moving parts and handle every last detail. Your hardest job will be to decide which side of the gorgeous, cozy, new sofa to sit on for family movie night…they’re both really comfortable…hmmm…
Our aesthetic can best be described as modern with strong roots in the easy, transitional style that works so well for today’s family. We create inviting, fresh, and clean spaces. Our use of texture, whether overt or subtle, adds a welcoming and cozy feel. It’s fundamental to our philosophy that we design practical, livable spaces - we create gorgeous homes where real people sleep and eat and watch TV. And, sometimes, real little kids forget to take off muddy boots or accidentally color outside the lines and onto the coffee table. We’re both moms of 3, we get it. These everyday uses are considered with each stylistic choice - it’s gotta be gorgeous and it’s gotta be practical.
Head to our FAQs page for details on how our process works from your initial inquiry through Install Day.
Our Service Area
Based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, we welcome projects throughout Boston and the North Shore.
Sonia - After designing and building her new construction home and completing a gut remodel on a second home, Sonia decided to leave her career as a school psychologist to follow her true passion in design. She loves the challenge of optimizing home spaces, is not afraid to add in some bold color and is always there to assure you that things might look a little scary before they look AMAZING, and that it’s all ok. Though she is originally an East Coaster, her time living in California has helped to shape the designer she is today and has deepened her passion for all things houseplant.
Leah - Leah is a true creative. She has won a photography award from The Boston Globe and wrote a successful blog before blogging was a thing. All the while she was designing and DIYing whatever home she lived in, from a Brooklyn brownstone to a 50’s ranch in the Boston suburbs. Professionally, she earned her law degree and practiced as a criminal defense attorney for nearly a decade before pivoting to interior design. She loves helping clients discover their personal style, working with green (natural) materials whenever possible (she also happens to love the color green), and finding those unicorn pieces that make the project, and the client, happy.