Welcome to the new Grace Designs SoCo website (which was previously Grace Designs O.C.) and it is nice to be back home with family and friends here in beautiful wine country.

The Past

Many of you know that I spent the last 2 1/2 years in Orange County.  I won’t lie, I truly loved my time in there.  I worked as a designer with my business Grace Designs O.C. and as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Newport Beach.  Both were fabulous experiences which allowed me to learn something new and different, which was so needed and refreshing.  Meeting fabulous people from all over the world, I was exposed to so many different lifestyles.  I will always be grateful for my time there, something so precious to me.

The Experience

Southern California

There is something so unique about both Southern and Northern California.  They both have their own essence. Orange County has its incredible weather, beautiful beaches and overall lifestyle, which makes it a magnet for many people. I spent one Thanksgiving sitting out in “Laguna Beach” with many other people in 87 degree weather in a pair of shorts enjoying the water and view. It was amazing!!  I have had the big Thanksgivings with lots of family and trust me, this was not only needed but a complete perspective change.  I am so grateful for my time there and the many wonderful friendships I made.  There is so much more to Southern California than people realize. There is a reason Southern California is so desired.

Northern California

Northern California, which really has been my home for many years, has its very own charm and beauty. Sonoma County is more rural and the people are very down to earth.  I used to think Sonoma county was really behind the times.  But after my time down south, my perspective changed. I realized that the way Sonoma County is, is the reason it has the charm it does.  Here you have family run businesses for generations, people all seem to know each other and there is a sense of community.  We all know the same hairdressers, the best restaurants to go to and who has most recently opened a business. Many of the people here are experts in craft beers and the best wines, many of which come from here.  Along with that, the acres of vineyards and agriculture, the farmers markets and small businesses are why many who have made Sonoma County their home for their families for generations.

The Beauty

In short, California is quite an amazing and  diverse state.  Running along the lines of diversity and upscale lifestyles, it’s all here in the Golden State, hidden all over and just a short plane ride away to experience both.  There is so much more to life than what we experience day to day.  It’s a big wonderful world!

What’s New

This blog will be a short one, just intended to introduce my businesses.  Launching Grace Designs SoCo (formerly Grace Designs O.C.) up here in Sonoma County also serves to compliment my work as a real estate agent with “Vanguard Properties”.  My passion for beautiful interiors and home environments bodes well with my desire to truly serve and help others with my 25+ years in the real estate industry. With a passion for creating a beautiful homes whether to sell or to live in, my well rounded experience in both Northern and Southern California have prepared me to provide unparalleled service to my clients.

Peek into the Future

In the first official blog I will discuss “Holistic” design  (something I have always believed) and how it is paving a new way for interior and exterior design creation!  In short, it is literally how what you have around you affects your life….and it is so very true!

Until then, wishing you a wonderful 2019 and many blessings for the New Year!

It’s good to be home!