It’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 great years since GRACIE opened its doors in the Dallas Design District. And it’s no secret that since opening, they’ve made a tremendous impact not only on our District but on the Dallas design industry as a whole. Read on to see what sets the family-owned and operated business apart from other luxury wallpaper brands, and how their exquisite, handpainted styles have stood the test of time.
Tell us about the background of GRACIE and how the Dallas Design District showroom came to be.
Gracie was founded in 1898 by Charles R Gracie in New York. He began the business by selling Asian antiques and importing handpainted Chinese wallpapers in the 1920s. Our early clientele included design greats William Haines, Dorothy Draper, and Elsie De Wolfe. Gracie is now run by 4th-generation siblings Mike and Jennifer Gracie. Dallas became our second market in the early 1970s with representative showrooms. In 2013, we decided to open a dedicated showroom in the Dallas Design Center. This month, we are celebrating 8 years with a Gracie showroom in the Dallas Design District.
What do you all enjoy most about having a showroom in the Dallas Design District neighborhood?
Being a part of the Dallas Design District means that we may provide personal service for our Texas clientele. Working with sophisticated design consumers, it is important that our sales staff can closely connect with them throughout our entire process; something easily achieved in such a central and well-known location. We also enjoy being neighbors with the top names in the interior design industry represented here in the District.
What can visitors expect when they visit GRACIE’s DDD showroom?
Visitors to Gracie can expect to see a wide array of our wallpaper designs and antiques displayed accompanied by unparalleled service from our staff. They can trust us to work with them to create beautiful and unique wallpapers for their clients' projects.
In your opinion, what sets GRACIE apart from other local + national wallpaper studios?
Our storied history and the direct contact our sales staff has with the studio creating the orders contribute to Gracie's ability and dedication to providing exceptional product and client service, making us a stand-out in the handpainted wallpaper industry.
If you had to describe the GRACIE style in one word, what would it be and why?
Tell us about some of your favorite trends, styles, and/or collections for Summer 2021.
Big Statement spaces! It's easy to make a statement with Gracie on your walls.
Complete this sentence: “No room is complete without _______________."
"No room is complete without pattern."
So, If making a statement in your space is the goal, get with GRACIE and you’re guaranteed to make it happen. In the meantime, make sure to follow them on Instagram for countless ideas + inspiration, and peruse their website to see + shop all of their luxe patterns, textures, and complete collections.