Marion's love of architecture developed wandering through Hope Ranch estates, including the works of Reginald Johnson and George Washington Smith, and being struct by the the strength, simplicity and the detailed craftsmanship.  She choose to study environmental design to create interiors that would reflect the beauty of the architecture, the people who live there and their surroundings.  

Marion started her interior design firm in Los Angles working along side Richard Landry for six years, creating homes in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  After moving to Montecito she continued her work while raising three children and got involved in local architectural history.

In addition to custom residential design, Marion has done restoration as well as commercial projects.

 

Work History

1990 - present MGID: Marion Gregston ASID Interior Design

Koury Spanish Colonial: 1930 restoration, 3,000 sq. ft. Rivera 2014-present 

Fowler Italianate Residence: 1912 Francis Wilson Remodel/furnishings 13,000 sq. ft. Montecito 2007-present

Hoffer Mediterranean Residence: Remodel 6,000 sq. ft. Santa Monica 1990-present

Shepherd Farm: Ranch furnishings 5,000 sq. ft. Santa Ynez 2014

Bliss Mid-Century Residence: Remodel, furnishings, bathrooms 4,000 sq. ft. Goleta foothills 2011-present

Keane Cottage Residence: Remodel, kitchen, baths, office furnishings. 5,000 sq. ft. Hope Ranch 2010-2014

Bonn Mediterranean Residence: New Construction, 7,000 sq. ft. Hope Ranch 2008

Richard Gilman Tuscan Spec Homes: New Construction, Montecito 2005-2008

Janice Caesar Mid-Century Residence: Furnishings, bathrooms, New BBQ 5,000 sq. ft. Goleta 2002

Hirsh Italian Residence: New Construction 11,000 sq. ft. Malibu: with Bob Easton AIA

Shealy Mediterranean Residence: Furnishings 7,000 sq. ft. Montecito: with Bob Easton AIA

El Bosque Contemporary Mediterranean Residence: Remodel, kitchen 4,000 sq. ft. Montecito: with Bob Easton AIA

Howard Leight Contemporary Mediterranean Residence, New Construction 8,000 sq. ft. Malibu: with Bob Easton AIA

Butte Mediterranean Residence, new construction, Richard Landry Design, Santa Monica

Kesler Spanish Colonial Residence, new construction, Richard Landry Design, Santa Monica

Howie Gillman Mediterranean Residence, new construction, Richard Landry Design, Beverly Hills

Tina Bow Mediterranean Residences, new construction, Richard Landry Design, Beverly Hills

Ken Change Contemporary Residence, new construction, plus four speck homes, Mulholland Estates

1999 - present ASID  Accreditation in American Society of Interior Design

 

Historical Experience

2012: HLAC  Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission: Montecito Historical Survey

2011-present Montecito Historical Archive, Inc.  Co-founder and VP

2009-2011 Montecito History Committee Curator

2002-2007: Montecito Journal  Author of The Way it Was 

 

Education

B.F.A Environmental Design, California College of Arts