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What People Say

“It’s been a pleasure working with Paula on designing my contemporary living space. She effortlessly took my ideas and masterfully implemented them into reality with detail, design, and flow. I couldn’t be happier with the results! It was the best decision I made to have her as my designer and would unequivocally recommend Paula as your designer!”

– Vienna, VA Renovation

“We hired Paula Grace to refresh our 15 year-old kitchen and to help redecorate / redesign our large two-story family room. We considered downsizing and moving to a newer and fresher home, but instead decided to update. We are thrilled with our decision. Paula Grace was extremely organized and professional with her approach. She qualified all of our wants/needs and guided us as we made choices that fit our budget. She has an eye for detail and her designs are truly personalized.The implementation plan ran on schedule which is unique to this business. We have worked with many contractors in the past and this is the first experience where we had no issues or delays. The team that she assembled was extraordinary. I would highly recommend all of them including the vendors that she partners with on her projects. We love our ‘new’ home and have had numerous compliments from friends and neighbors. We are so grateful that we chose Paula Grace and look forward to working with her again in the future.”

– Kim & Chris Gabaldon

“Paula was attentive to my vision and found unique or designed pieces to complete the look and feel I wanted. She’s creative and artistic. Her design and choices left a distinct spark that ensured originality. Paula runs her business with complete integrity and working with her was truly a wonderful experience.”

– Doug Keegan


“We began our relationship with Paula Grace Designs after an unfortunate master bath flood several years ago. What started as a single bathroom renovation evolved into a whole house renovation and we couldn’t be happier with the results.Paula has been patient and kind throughout. She listened to our concerns and gave us a finished product that is tailored to the way we live. Best of all, it does not feel ‘decorated.’ It just looks like we have great taste!”

– Belmont Country Club, northern VA (private home)


“We loved working with Paula Grace. She took the time to listen to our needs and asked a lot of questions about our family and how we planned to use the space. Her process included finding our personal style and what type of furniture we liked and did not like. She made the process of picking out furniture, fixtures, appliances, and tile easy and fun. The vendors Paula Grace brought to the project were extremely professional and great craftsmen. She has access to all types of furniture manufacturers and artisans. Our furniture pieces are all individualized and not what would be available in a store. Paula oversaw all aspects of the project and was always at my house to check on the work being performed or the furniture being delivered. It gave me peace of mind throughout. We can’t wait to work with Paula again.”

– Rachel Rothstein & Michael Lewis


“When we first began working with Paula Grace Designs, we couldn’t quite put our finger on what prevented us from feeling ‘at home’ in our house. Paula Grace’s incredibly thorough and organized process, from the personal interviews, to the design meetings, to the implementation, helped us discover and articulate a simple, casual elegance as our personal style. As a result, we now have a home that we are not only proud of, but also are completely relaxed and ‘at home’ in.”

– David & Rebecca Svec 


“Paula Grace helped me evolve from ‘raw’ builder’s product (new construction) all the way to a complete home. Always helpful with ideas on how to best proceed – with ample options. Paula did a wonderful job working my original art and collections into the design. And the custom furniture (television cabinet, hall table, and floating shelves) are wonderful.”

– James E. Horner


“Every time I enter this room, I feel happy. It suits us perfectly. Paula was so helpful and took all our setbacks in stride with the great storm. She even gave us a night on the town to help de-stress us!  Her ability to understand what we wanted was uncanny. I described how I wanted it to look and feel and she took it from there. Paula heard our desire to have a warm, lived in space without it being stuffed. Our loved pieces were skillfully used. We’re having Paula Grace back to do more!”

– Arlington, VA (private home)


“My wife and I have used Paula’s design services several times in various areas of our home. She is always collaborative in her approach and listens to our real wants and desires. The end product is comprehensive and reflective of her passion for design.”

– Paul Feicht


“It looks amazing. The transformation is superb. Paula has great vision. We love it. The rooms are so beautiful. The final outcome exceeded our expectations. Paula’s selections of furnishings and art are wonderful. We love the hand-made wallpaper in the dining room shadow boxes. We were nervous about using wallpaper but it added so much to the room. Now we want to use more! Her use of the large mirror to reflect the dining room into the living room is one of the many details that make these rooms so special.”

– Ashna & Pranab Nayyar


“Paula did a fantastic job with our kitchen design and renovation. The project was involved, with structural changes to the house to create an open kitchen/family room. She worked tirelessly with the contractor and others to keep the project on track and manage the inevitable unexpected issues. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Our holiday party dinner was the first real test, and it was a stress-free event for the first time ever!”

– Charles “Locky” Nimick


“I greatly enjoyed working with Paula Grace. Not only was the process easy, straightforward, and done on my schedule, the end results were spectacular. The magic element to me was how my initial vague preferences about how I wanted my home to look were turned into a finished product that really represented me. I was initially uncomfortable with having to furnish my house, and once I contacted Paula Grace she put a plan together and everything I wanted and needed appeared like clockwork. My home now is at once aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and representative of me. I don’t think I could have achieved a single one of those three goals on my own, let alone all three at once. I could not recommend Paula Grace more highly.”

– Washington, D.C. (private home)


“Paula Grace is a high quality designer with a gift for understanding the needs and desires of her clients…From color, to granite, to appliances and furniture, Paula was able to bring my preferences to life with style…From the day we moved in, the house felt ours…it felt like home.”

– Sharon & Chris Placzek


“We hired Paula to make our Virginia house a home and she did an excellent job. Paula took the time to understand the type of family we are and worked diligently to develop a design that was reflective of our style and situation. The end result was sophisticated yet comfortable. I would definitely work with Paula again in the future.”

– Kristy Yule


“When I first met Paula and she realized just how inept I was at design, I asked her if she would be able to use any of the furnishings from my mom’s house in her design. The result of her efforts you see in the surrounding pictures. Truly an amazing designer, Paula took the time she needed to get to know me, understand what I wanted even though I couldn’t put it into ‘designer speak.’ She used a majority of the pieces from my mom’s home; added color, style and elegance, incorporated my career as an aviator and designed a home I had only been able to see in my dreams.”

– Norm Cortese


“Stunning is how we would describe Paula Grace’s designs. She has an incredible ability to transform the ordinary into elegant. Her skillful use of color, texture, and pattern made our rooms simply beautiful. The outcome definitely exceeded our expectations! Paula’s approach to design can be summed up in three words – talented, dedicated, and caring.”

– Shannon & Tom Mahoney


“Paula has an amazing gift for design as well as relating to those she’s working with. I couldn’t be happier with the results and outcome on the projects where I’ve used Paula. She is an incredibly talented professional who is practical, yet sophisticated, and comes to her clients with a deep understanding of the design world. I highly recommend her and would use her on new projects time and time again!”

– Dawn & Steve Orr


“Paula was very patient dealing with a couple of decorating novices. She educated us on key design principles and coaxed us out of our comfort zone to achieve a dramatic transformation. We are very pleased with the end result. Paula is not only a creative designer, but an organized and efficient business owner. It has been a pleasure working with her.”

– Jim & Theresa Tietjen


“Fabulous design, uniquely us, client-centric. Paula Grace brought all of our vision to life. The process was truly client-centric, allowing our unique personality to be expressed in the design. When she unveiled the project, we both said, ‘This is us and exactly what we wanted!’ A designer’s true value is in the ability to bring to life the diversity of the vision expressed by her clients and avoid the ‘cookie cutter’ design replicated in every project. Needless to say, Paula Grace brings HIGH VALUE! Thanks, Paula Grace. You gave us more than we could have imagined. 5 STARS to Paula Grace Designs.”

– Ashburn, VA (private home)