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Kevin Grace

With a small budget and big style, fashion merchandise director Kevin Grace combines retro furture finds and pops of color to create spaces with a chic, mid-century feel.

Age: 42
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Kevin, a fashion merchandise director and window dresser from Chicago, says he was first inspired to become an interior designer by watching design shows on TV. Encouraged by friends who loved his room designs, Kevin decided to follow his dreams and audition for HGTV Design Star. He describes his favorite style as "eclectic retro" — a look with a mid-century feel that includes clean lines and pops of color. On a small budget himself, he says he designs with "cheap" in mind and understands the importance of repurposing items whenever possible. Kevin says he is a lot of fun, friendly and focused.

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