About Gracious Living
Blend your dreams and favorite possessions
into timeless, comfortable, classic style
Some people just have a good eye for design. So Molly McIntosh discovered over 20 years ago when she sought help with her home from an interior design firm—and ended up being hired to work there! She should have known—even at five she insisted that her whole bedroom be done in pink from top to bottom and was constantly moving her furniture and “accessorizing.”
Now an award-winning interior designer (with a much expanded color palette) and the talent behind the name Gracious Living Interior Design, Molly is known for her warm, gracious environments that inspire you to make your home the center of your life.
Pleasing design begins with Molly’s ability to ask questions and listen carefully as you explore your needs and desires and work together to define your own style. Open communication throughout the design process helps develop trust, confidence, and a comfortable, working relationship. Building on your input, Molly guides your consideration of such elements as your home’s existing features and proportions, the sources of light, and the function required of each space. From these pieces evolve gracious, warm, and inspired rooms—unique spaces that tell your own personal story in a timeless way.
Professional affiliations reinforce Molly’s commitment to excellence. She has been a member of Northwest Society of Interior Designers (NWSID) since 1989. In 1994 she passed the Interior Design Society professional examination, becoming a professional member of NWSID and, in 1997, an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Since 2000, she’s been listed in the International Who’s Who in Interior Design™ and Who’s Who in America™.
Based in coastal Anacortes, WA, Gracious Living specializes in design for clients in Washington's Pacific Northwest corner, including north Puget Sound: Everett, Marysville, Arlington, Stanwood, Camano, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, Bow, Fairhaven, Lake Whatcom, Bellingham; also, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, northern Whidbey, and throughout the San Juan Islands.
Behind the scenes at Gracious Living is Karla Locke. Karla’s organizational skills and many years of experience as a small business owner complement the Gracious Living Interior Design team. You’ll find Karla keeping orders moving and maintaining our resource libraries of furniture, window treatments, lighting, wall paper, fabrics, trims, and more. Her goal is to help make your design planning process as rewarding and smooth-running as possible.
Full Range of Services
Gracious living has the experience, expertise, and resources to help you make your dreams for your home a reality. Services include project management, space planning, color coordination, establishing proportion and scale, and fabric, furniture, and accessory coordination. For a more complete description, click on Services or Working with Gracious Living.
Fees for Gracious Living services are charged on an hourly basis. For further information, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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