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.
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November 25, 2014
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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.

Midcentury Miniatures

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.

Salon Makeover

Grace redesigns a salon with weathered floors and distressed furniture to create a calm, clean environment.

French Inspiration

Damask wallpaper sets the scene of this French-inspired salon.

Contemporary Vintage

Ghost chairs are combined with traditional French-inspired furnishings for a new meets old look.

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