The Blog

Recent happenings at Grace Thomas Designs

The Blog

Recent happenings at Grace Thomas Designs

The Blog

Recent happenings at Grace Thomas Designs

Creating a Fabulous & Functional Homework Area

Creating a Fabulous & Functional Homework Area

School is back in session and the homework assignments are starting to roll in. We often talk to our clients with children about the homework “process” and the fact that it can present real challenges, not just for the parents struggling to help, but also for kids who...

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Creating a Fabulous and Functional Homework Area

Creating a Fabulous and Functional Homework Area

School is back in session and the homework assignments are starting to roll in. We often talk to our clients with children about the homework “process” and the fact that it can present real challenges, not just for the parents struggling to help, but also for kids who...

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Lighting Solutions for Every Room

Lighting Solutions for Every Room

Lighting is such an important part of how you experience a space. Yet, we find that many of our clients aren’t sure how to choose the best lighting solutions, especially in challenging spaces. At Grace Thomas Designs, we approach lighting just like we do everything...

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5 Rules for Selecting Outdoor Furniture and Accessories

5 Rules for Selecting Outdoor Furniture and Accessories

Furniture and accessories play a big role in your exterior design, adding the form and function to your layout and transforming your outdoor space from “OK” to “perfect”. Outdoor furnishings come in so many materials, color palettes and aesthetics -- there really is...

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Life at Grace Thomas Designs: An Intern’s Perspective

Life at Grace Thomas Designs: An Intern’s Perspective

Hello from the intern’s desk at Grace Thomas Designs, everyone! My first few weeks here with Grace Thomas Designs have been a whirlwind of different experiences. Today I want to describe to you a day in the life of an intern here, so get ready for a story about the...

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Adding High-Impact Fabulous with Drapery

Adding High-Impact Fabulous with Drapery

Pssst…let me tell you a secret.   The magic is in the windows.  To create a high-impact room, every designer knows custom drapery sets the bar for fabulous and functional design. Over the years and in our travels, we’ve seen some naked windows.  (It’s not a good look...

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Add a Little Fire to Your Outdoor Living Space

Add a Little Fire to Your Outdoor Living Space

Few things are more memorable than sitting by an outdoor fire on a summer night. We love sitting with our family and friends around a fire roaring in our fire pit. The smell of burning wood mingles with the scent of fresh grass, fireflies blink with light, and the...

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Five Essential Tips for Selecting Paint Color

Five Essential Tips for Selecting Paint Color

When it comes to deciding on a paint color, many clients and friends tell us they are desperate for direction and are overwhelmed by all of the options available to them.  We always tell them to relax and to not be afraid of color on the walls. To help all of you,...

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BUILD AN IRISH PUB IN YOUR BASEMENT

BUILD AN IRISH PUB IN YOUR BASEMENT

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, today’s post is about building an authentic Irish pub in your own basement.  Grace Thomas Designs recently designed, built and decorated a basement Irish Pub for some great clients in Haymarket, VA.  We truly enjoyed bringing that...

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