Designer Gray Benko brings color and happiness to historic homes in the low country of South Carolina. Her whimsical vision is brought to life with the help of her craftsman husband, Mike, and her contractor dad, Joe, aka "Grumpy."
Gray Benko, a photographer turned interior designer, has a keen eye for composition and a knack for transforming historic spaces using unexpected colors and patterns. Gray’s whimsical ideas are brought to life with the help of her contractor dad, “Grumpy,” and her husband, Mike.
An artisan, woodworker, painter, power washer and occasional guitar player, Mike Benko is a tireless renaissance man. He has a genuine love for the history of old homes and goes above and beyond to put his own thoughtful spin on every project he and Gray pursue together.
Gray’s dad, Joe Highsmith (aka “Grumpy”), brings wit and expertise to every renovation. He uses his 40 years of construction experience to help bring Gray’s grand visions to life—while attempting to keep her feet on the ground.