Paula draws her interior design style from her own life. From first being a single professional with a rising career to having a family life with her husband and daughter, Paula understands the importance of home at each stage. Hosting friends, family, and colleagues is always part of her story.
“How my family feels at home and how my guests feel when they’re in my home has always been important to me. My clients and I have that in common.” – Paula Grace
Her inspirations are many: nature, fabric, art, the human form, and music.
“With an open mind, inspiration is in all corners of the world.” – Paula Grace
Prior to studying interior design, Paula earned Masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and Business Administration. She held a Directorship of a large behavioral health program and was a Senior Instructor, graduate level, in a prestigious university medical center. With this level of experience, Paula’s design and implementation process is organized and seamless. The process flows until each furnishing is placed and the design realized.
Both Paula’s interior designs and her furnishing pieces have been featured in regional and national publications. She’s been hand-selected to participate in designer show houses and is regularly asked to speak and consult for the interior design industry.
Paula was born in upstate New York to Bianca and Bogdan Halewski. Her mother was an aspiring interior decorator with a dramatic, artistic flair. Her father attained Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Business Administration. Paula inherited her natural, artistic flair from her mother and her logical, focused approach and organizational skills from her father. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband Jim, daughter Lauren, and rescue dog Millie.