Photography by Jessica Sample | Text by Lindsay Silberman | Styling by Rachel Craven
When dreaming up spaces for clients, Grace Home Furnishings founders Michael Ostrow and Roger Stoker abide by a simple mantra: Life is too short to live in black and white. “We love using strong colors, prints, and textures,” says Stoker, who cites ’70s-era fashion icon Halston as the inspiration behind the emerald-hued living area shown here. Their starting point was a rich green pulled from a vintage silk scarf, which was later transformed into a graphic pillow cover. The lush palette evolved from there. Ostrow and Stoker, who launched the firm and showroom in 2000, suggest selecting larger investment pieces in neutrals, and incorporating color and pattern with pillows, throws, rugs, and other budget-friendly accessories. “That way you can easily change things up and experiment,” says Ostrow. Finding your color through-line—a shade you continually gravitate to—helps unify a space, whether a room or an entire home.