HGTV Design Star: Kevin Grace's Portfolio
Kevin, a fashion merchandise director from Chicago, earned a spot on the sixth season of HGTV Design Star with these standout designs.
Kevin's Favorite Conversation Piece
This foot stool belonged to Grace's grandmother. He had it recovered with celery-dyed pony hair. "It's a great pop of color and conversation piece," he says.
Warm Color Vignette
Grace mixes ceramic pieces in warm reds, oranges and yellows to create a unified vignette in his Chicago home. Woven wooden panels serve as an artful backdrop.
Fireside Sitting Area
This eclectic fireside sitting area features a midcentury table, a contemporary chair and lots of plush pillows and blankets for stylish lounging.
Grace shows off his love of modern design with his collection of tiny takes on classic midcentury chairs, from the Eames lounge chair to the Barcelona chair.
Thrift Shop Find
Grace says his favorite pieces are the ones found in Chicago's alleys and thrift shops, like this rehabbed china cabinet. He spent a week cleaning it up, adding new hardware and bird decals, then used it to display his white pottery collection.
Modern Dining Room
This pitch-perfect midcentury dining room features a vintage bench and modern chairs.
A Colorful Collection
White walls and simple shelving showcase Grace's bright-hued art collection.
Grace redesigns a salon with weathered floors and distressed furniture to create a calm, clean environment.
Damask wallpaper sets the scene of this French-inspired salon.
Ghost chairs are combined with traditional French-inspired furnishings for a new meets old look.