Come in! Peek into a GR Interiors Designer’s Home

If you’ve ever hired an interior designer, you understand the transformation a space can undergo. You’ve seen how a room can go from flat to fabulous with the right eye to lead the change. After witnessing the magic touch of an interior designer, ever wonder what his or her home looks like? Seattle Refined took a step into the house of one of our senior designers to see how her professional talents translated into life at home. Read the full article here.
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Stacy Aymond is a senior designer at Graciela Rutkowski Interiors. Britt Thorson of Seattle Refined visited Aymond’s home in the Windermere neighborhood of Seattle. Just like her work for clients, Aymond’s home interior is gorgeous. The décor is bold, quirky and fun. She’s definitely not afraid of bright colors or unexpected patterns—the bathroom is covered in zebra wallpaper! From leopard print rugs to a chandelier that looks like a firework, Aymond’s home accents are unique while also being chic. That’s right—bright orange furniture and eclectic lighting can work! Click here to view the article’s photo gallery.

Aymond’s home is on the market with Northwest Group Real Estate for $1,895,000. Ammenities include Windermere Beach Club access, patio, four fireplaces, a walk-in closet, deck, wet bar, dog run, tile master bathroom, and more.

Seattle Refined has also featured GR Interiors in the Home section for many projects, including colorful rooms, nurseries, and patriotic designs.

So there you have it, a peek inside an interior designers house. You can explore more of our projects in our portfolio. At GR Interiors, our designers are committed to excellent customer service to create a collaborative process. We understand that the relationship with your designer is just as important as the relationship with your home, and strive to make the experience an exciting one! Contact us to get started.

Featured photo via komonews.com/seattlerefined

GR Interiors in the Huffington Post

We’re thrilled to announce that Graciela Rutowski Interiors was recently featured in a Huffington Post article among other talented interior designers. The article, titled “6 Tiled Rooms That Take Things Beautifully Beyond The Backsplash” by Samantha Toscano, features beautiful bathroom design that uses tile as the room’s main attraction. Thank you for including us!

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The piece focuses on rooms that incorporate stunning tile backsplashes or wall patterns into the overall design, becoming the main attraction of the room’s décor. GR Interior’s bathroom design in our 5000 Home project is featured in the article. Along with the tile backsplash, this project included a traditional, minimalist, craftsman theme throughout the home. The vertical tiled pattern in the shower brings an element of depth to the room and adds texture to the clean, white space. The article describes our design’s classic look and practicality: “Swapping striped wallpaper for a tiled design isn’t just chic—it’s practical in rooms like the bathroom.” This arrangement of tile is both functional and aesthetically pleasing for the small space. It creates a simple centerpiece for the room so that excessive decorations are not necessary. Check out our bathroom decorating tips for more ideas.

Make sure to check out the Huffington Post article and our 5000 Home project on Porch.com! View our complete portfolio here. Contact us at GR Interiors to begin your interior re-design… who knows, maybe your home could be the next one featured in a publication like Huffington Post!

GR Interiors Feature on ReStyleSource

We’re excited to currently be featured on ReStyleSource.com! Graciela Rutkowski of GR Interiors is this month’s Design Feature for Home Design. Our “Casual Glamour Living Room” design is on display along with an interview about the project. Click here to see the feature!

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The final result of this design is traditional and fresh, with an amazing mural on display (Graciela’s favorite element). Above all else, the space is functional and comfortable for the family and their small children. Graciela began with the foundation of the classic design and gave it a modern twist with bright pops of color and fun textures. Design tip: Find a balance between classic and modern style and leave room to live—practicality and livability are just as important as good design!

ReStyleSource is “the national guide to local shops, businesses and restaurants. Our goal is to reconnect shoppers with the real people and real stores that built America.” This resource guides shoppers to where they can fund the looks they love, providing trade secrets and the inside scoop about where to shop. The directory features real shops, restaurants, homes and designer spaces as a source of inspiration and guide to local design resources.

We love ReStyleSource for its hub of insider information and inspiring ideas. GR Interiors and GR Home are trusted sources on the website for shoppers—you can find photos of our design projects and purchase products used in these designs. “Graciela Rutkowski Interiors’ feels that designing your home should be a collaborative experience that is both pleasurable and exciting. They understand that the relationship with your designer is as important as the relationship with your home, and they strive to create a process that is neither intimidating nor overwhelming.” Thank you ReStyleSource!

Click here to view our complete portfolio. Contact us at GR Interiors to get started on your interior home design.

GR Interiors featured on TechCrunch!

Social media has become a critical platform for consumers to share comments, read reviews, and discover local businesses in their area for virtually any type of service. In the home improvement world, Porch has become a staple for finding and sharing information about service professionals. Porch is a fast-growing home improvement network that includes over 1.5 million professionals throughout 250 categories, in order to pair your project with the right service provider. A recent article about Porch in TechCrunch featured Graciela Rutkowski Interiors!

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 2.38.45 PMThe TechCrunch story includes a photo of the GR Interiors Porch profile. It shows one of our modern, sleek Seattle kitchen designs. Each business can upload photos of projects to their profile page so that users can get a sense of style and aesthetic. Our Porch page features 20 projects with photos—including Pilar Room Nursery, Ward Home, Twins Room, Lake Home, Seattle Bathroom, and many more. Visitors can also see typical project costs, home values serviced, user reviews, and other business information. Click here to check out the Graciela Rutkowski Interiors profile on Porch.

Another great feature that Porch provides is an interactive map of each featured project. You can see on a map of the Seattle area where each GR Interiors project is located, then click to enlarge a photo of the design. For more information and a photo gallery of GR Interiors project, visit our complete portfolio.

Thank you TechCrunch for featuring us in your article and Porch for providing a valuable tool for home improvement professionals and customers to connect! Consider Graciela Rutkowski Interiors and Home for your next interior design project. Our award-winning, full-service design studio is located in the University District of Seattle. We provide an excellent customer service experience combined with high-quality, sophisticated style for your space. Contact us to get started!

GR Interiors on Luxe Magazine’s Gold List & Other News

We’re Golden.

photo 2At GR Home, we’re ecstatic to announce that we’re on Luxe Magazine’s 2014 Gold List! Luxe Mag’s Gold List is a coast-to-coast compilation of over 600 of the best design professionals—including home builders, kitchen & bath designers, interior designers & architects, landscape architects & more. It is wonderful to earn such high accolades from one of the most popular home & space design magazines in the nation.

In addition to our wonderful news from Luxe Magazine, we’re excited to see Restyle Source, an online community that we’re a part of, partner with Lee Furniture, one of our top vendors, to encourage local shopping & locally sourced product. Restyle Source’s “Local Love” section lists Washington companies so you can support your local economy while making your environment beautiful & functional. Restyle Source & Lee Furniture are making it possible for you to see something you love & connect with a local business to make your vision for your space come to life.

We love that these big, national companies are supporting local companies like GR Home. It’s thrilling to to be receiving this amazing honor from Luxe Magazine, but it is, in some ways, more exciting to see companies like Luxe, Restyle Source & Lee Furniture hone in on smaller companies that are the lifeblood of local economies. This national-level support for local business will help ensure that local businesses will be able to continue to be an integral part of their home economies.

We’d like to say a big thank you to Luxe Magazine for choosing this Seattle-grown business for their Gold List; and to Restyle Source & Lee Furniture for focusing on local shopping & sourcing. And—a HUGE thank you to the family, friends & local businesses that have supported us along the way!

We look forward to being a part of the national design community & local economy for years to come!

All About Graciela Rutkowski Interiors Style

Back in March, Graciela had a fun chat with Cristin Priest over at the Simplified Bee blog. That conversation really brought out what Graciela and our whole team are trying to do within the world of home décor and interior design, so we wanted to take it a step further on our own blog.

Renz_2281Let’s start with the walls, and specifically, paint color. Graciela told Cristin about her favorite paint colors – Revere Pewter, Hale Navy, and Raccoon Fur from Benjamin Moore, and Seed Pearl from Pratt and Lambert. We love the grays and dark colors (Graciela is partial to black) because it gives a strong foundation to whatever palette you’re using in your room. Neutral walls offer a versatile backdrop to all sorts of colors and styles.

Graciela’s style, and the style of GR Home, is “casually elegant. Classics with a bit of modern thrown in,” as she told Cristin. How does that play out in practice? We keep the classic furniture shapes, with modern additions like Lucite, bright and shiny colors, and leopard print. In fact, no room is complete without a bit of leopard print, according to Graciela.

Relating to more than just style, we recommend that people splurge on the sofa in your family room, pillow fabrics, bed linens, and lampshades. The emphasis is placed on the areas and things you spend the most time with – your family room sofa is probably the most-used piece in your home, and you spend a huge portion of your life sleeping. Plus, the pillows and lampshades are the little extra details that really add punch and personality to your space – and you deserve some little luxuries here and there.

In the Q&A with Cristin, Graciela advised that people save on expensive custom tiles and the bedroom furniture. “I know, we all want to think we will use that beautiful Chaise, but it’s probably going to just hold clothing,” she said as an example – totally something lots of us do.

Graciela Rutkowski Interiors style comes down to elegant, but approachable design. Color is a must, and playful additions like leopard print and fur are fun textures and patterns that we really love to bring into a space to display personality and casual elegance.

What’s iconic to your style? Is there something that no space in your home is complete without?

2013 Doory/HGTV Front Door and LUXE Gold List Nominations

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Capitol Hill 1900s Craftsman Home Featured in LUXE Magazine

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One of Graciela’s latest homes graces the cover of LUXE Magazine this month!

“It looks like a simple little craftsman from the outside, but it unfolds into this large, gracious, exquisitely renovated shell,” she says. “It needed furnishings with the cachet to match the architecture, and it all had to be family-friendly.”

Read the entire article here.

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