This Preppy Family Ranch House Finds Beauty In Simplicity

For beauty entrepreneur Gregg Renfrew, keeping it simple is a way of life. Step inside her sunny L.A. home and see how she does it.

dining room with blue wall

Simple, straightforward, and refined. Gregg Renfrew relies on this combination in all aspects of her life: her wardrobe, her home, and her company, the nontoxic beauty brand Beautycounter. Gregg's home is the decor equivalent of her go-to outfit: a striped T-shirt with jeans and a statement necklace. Dramatic black and navy accent walls are the unfussy backdrop that goes with everything and anchor the sunny L.A. ranch. Large-scale artwork and pottery are the chunky jewelry. Gregg's past career in fashion with the likes of J.Crew and Bergdorf Goodman helped cement her personal style and the confidence to stick to it.

Chairs upholstered in black and a dark gray rug look luxe and hide spills. Light wood and roughhewn pottery keep black walls from feeling too formal. Gold accents match the tone of the light wood buffet and chairs.

Color Collide

open living room

Gold sconces, furniture legs and a chunky frame tie the room together. Butterscotch stools warm up the navy accent wall. Huge windows let in tones of natural light, which reflects off of the all-white beamed ceiling.

Ceiling Color Calm White (OC-22), Benjamin Moore

Reflective Elements

living room with blue chairs

Most items in the living room hold significance for Gregg. The two-tone painting by Thomas Fougeirol speaks to her love of art. The zebra-look rug is from South Africa, where her husband grew up. A mirrored wall makes the space feel larger and brighter.

Family Hangout

white kitchen with wood countertops

The half butcherblock, half gray stone countertop of the island is stylish and durable. It gets put to the test during Saturday morning smoothie-making sessions. Every room has black accents. In the kitchen, it's the light fixture and faucets.

Complimentary Cozy

living room with blue wall

A large mirror, hung where you'd expect to see artwork, makes the family room feel larger and brighter. The gray patterned sectional handles a crowd on game night. Orange accents compliment the navy walls and wall decor. A stone fireplace warms the space.

Feminine Chic

girls room with two beds

The girls' bedroom brings fun with large navy-and-white graphic wallpaper. Pale pink accents bring girly flair. Black drawer pulls and curtain rod tie this room design to the rest of the house.

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Outdoor Escape

large rustic wooden outdoor dining table

Once a carport, this outdoor dining room is one of the family's favorite spaces. This room gives the vibe of being in the country (even though it's in the middle of L.A.). A rugged table and antiqued chairs give a worn-in and familiar feel to the space. A durable vintage kilim works as a large-scale art piece.

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Kim Cornelison

Kim Cornelison is a professional freelance photographer with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in garden, food, lifestyle, and interiors for editorial and commercial clients. Her work has appeared in various print magazines, including AllRecipes, House & Garden, HGTV magazine, and more. She has partnered with clients like HGTV, Crate & Barrel, and Target. Kim is also the co-founder of Jade & Jasmine, a project-based boutique renovation design company, which launched in 2017. She has taken on over a dozen projects in four states, from a California cottage to a Minneapolis bunkhouse. Kim has a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Scott Horne

Scott Horne is a prop stylist and art director based in New York City. He has worked with national publications, including Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes & Gardens, as a style editor and contributor. Scott focuses on still life photography and lifestyle and food photography, as well as prop styling for magazine spreads and features. He attended The New School, where he graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts.

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