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Episode 305: Paula Grace

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Paula Grace is a Top 100 Designer selected by Home and Design Magazine and named as one of the Best Interior Designers in the DC Area by CBS/DC. Her designs both, interior and furnishings, Signature Grace™ by Paula Grace Designs, have been published regionally and nationally.

Paula started her firm 11 years ago growing slowly as her daughter was young until the Paula Grace Designs, Inc. of today.  Now Paula has three arms to her practice – interior design, product design, and speaking engagements and consulting.

Paula recently concluded a national speaking tour with Century Furniture – the topic – how designers form and maintain productive professional relationships with their clients.

In October of this year, Paula, along with three other DC designers, launched a showroom open to the public and trade in the luxury shopping destination for the DC area. Her furnishings are also regularly featured by Dering Hall, where her collection is available online.

She leads all design, projects achieving brilliance, balance, and bliss for her clients. Her well-established team is expertly guided from beginning to end drawing on each member’s strength. She guides her team with these principles at the fore at all times: conviction, focus, trust, respect, empathy, honesty, and artistry. Her project-based fees are completely understood from the start, and client purchases are done with transparency and efficiency.

Prior to studying Interior Design, she earned Masters Degrees in Clinical Social Work and Business Administration. She held a Directorship of large behavioral health program and was a Senior Instructor, graduate level, in a prestigious University Medical Center. With this level of experience and psychology training, she is masterful at implementing designs, understanding her client’s wishes and needs, and aiding the interior design profession with navigating complex issues we all face today.

Explore Paula’s Website here

Add Paula’s book recommendation, Simply Serene, to your home library by clicking here

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