Head over to the Luxe Blog and check out the latest article featuring Wendy and Greg Blackband!
Wendy and Greg Blackband were both working in advertising when they chose to switch gears and forge their own stylish path. “Together we decided that we wanted out of the corporate grind and looked at developing a business that we could do together,” says Greg. To that end, the husband- and-wife duo launched Blackband Home & Design, where she heads their interior design work—and can sometimes be seen driving her fabric-filled golf cart to projects around Balboa Island—and he oversees the retail business, including their Irvine store. In that showroom, the couple’s two viewpoints—he’s from London, she’s from Newport Beach—come together seamlessly. “Our style is coastal Bohemian,” says Wendy of a world where Union Jack down cushions can mix with succulents in antique wood boxes and a print of an 18th-century etching of an octopus. “Through layering we create a juxtaposition of dark and light, new and old, sophistication and casualness. Our design style reflects our personalities, which are warm, inviting and pretty down to earth.” -Luxe