GRACIE – Private Studio Tour

By danielle

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Gracie hosted a top-notch editor’s event on Thursday evening that included a private tour of their design studio. Gracie is a fourth generation family owned and operated company that is tantamount to luxury. The specially selected editors received a handpainted invitation and were treated to Asian inspired delights by Serena Bass – I experienced my first (and second) lychee sakitini. Gracie is renowned for their handpainted Chinoiserie wallpapers and natural cashew-lacquer furnishings. It was a thrill to see the artists in the studio actually painting the custom Chinese scenics in the centuries-old tradition. I had seen these intricate wallpapers on their website prior to the event, but nothing prepared me for the beauty of seeing them in person!

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The Gracie Boy’s (clockwise) President, Mike Gracie; CEO, Brian Gracie;
Jay Hupp (infront of his Hermes inspired wallpaper) and Daniel Waren

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1. Design Calendar’s Molly Greene and the talented Serena Bass
2. Super fab design writer Jen Renzi 3. Shelter Magazine’s Arianne Nardo
4. Domino Magazine’s delightful Ruth Altchek & Metropolis Magazine’s Editorial Director Paul Makovsky 5. The newest Novità member Laura Lorenzetti & ARTNews Magazine’s Mike McWilliams 6. Gracie artist, Zheng Xing Huang at work on a custom mural.

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