A native of New Orleans, Chad Graci crafts thoughtful and glamorously approachable interiors. Drawing upon the influence of his architectural and landscape design background, Chad has an innate understanding of order and the relationship and interplay between furniture, fabrics and accessories. This is further accentuated by his keen eye for juxtaposing high style antiques with vintage finds and modern pieces. The result is a rich, collected look.
Chad received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana State University and attended the New York School of Interior Design. His work with leading designers David Easton, Greg Jordan and Michael Carbine helped to develop his signature interiors and honed his personal style. Although Chad has lived and worked around the world, his heart belongs to New Orleans and, in 2009, he returned to his hometown to found Graci Interiors. “After six years of living in New York, the draw to head down South was too great to resist,” he explains. “I was ready to branch out on my own, in a place that I have always loved. New Orleans, in all its dysfunctional, beautiful glory, was the perfect homecoming for me. It was a chance to bring my New York decorating experience and know-how home to a place that was used to traditional, southern style.”
Chad has developed a devoted following for his richly layered interiors and taught Design Studio at the Louisiana State University. His is work can be found across the country in locales such as Indianapolis, Boston, Houston, Mississippi, and New Orleans.