From design consulting to full home renovations, Hope Pace's practical design knowledge and expert resources are second to none. Her ability to effortlessly help clients translate their design dreams into practical reality is nothing short of magic. Hope's gift for design, coupled with her background, means that she is uniquely suited to her current endeavor as Owner and Principal Interior Style Designer of So Chic Home Design and Staging.

Both a Certified Interior Redesigner and Real Estate Staging Professional (CSP), Hope also holds a B.S. in Informatics Psychology & Sociology from Purdue University, an MBA in Finance & Marketing from Indiana Wesleyan University, and has over two decades of executive-level client management experience.


My design philosophy can be summed up in one word: Authenticity!

Organic and graceful, authentic design reflects your life while it tells your unique story. It exudes charisma. An authentically designed space will leave you feeling happier, centered and more relaxed. It may seem like magic, but Hope's innate ability to emotionally connect and curate the dots of her clients' lifestyle and personality to their interiors is the key to her authentic designs, every time.


My rule of thumb for interior design is this: There are no rules!

By pushing the boundaries and challenging the rules, we can create a unique space that reflects your design sensibilities and suits your lifestyle. I believe in deeply connecting with your interior on an emotional level. It's about how you interact with it on a daily basis; it's about how it makes you feel. It's about using the space to express your own personal story. Sometimes it just takes a "designer's eye" to help you to realize the possibilities, and ultimately translate your vision into an exceptional, livable space.

All of my life, I've been drawn to the world of art and decoration. My first muse
--and a continual source of inspiration since--was my mom. She was the ultimate DIYer, perpetually pulling off epic redesign projects throughout my childhood!

These days, my passion for design is fueled through constant exploration of color and form. It has evolved into a unique brand that focuses on the intuitive juxtaposition of contemporary and vintage, architectural and organic, graphic and instinctual design elements. Through design, I'm able to showcase my creative freedom in the customized visions that I get to share with my clients.


To me, good design is about surrounding myself with things that hold personal meaning. Good design reminds me of who I am at the core. This can be achieved by layering pieces collected through the years, hand crafted items, or recently purchased objects. Colors, textures, places and things leave indelible marks on our lives. By exploring this mental framework for each design project, I am able to create carefully curated and distinctive style aesthetics for my clients.

My trade is interior design. My gift is combining the best of both premium and affordable-end furnishings to produce the chic sanctuary that everyone deserves.

Often, the best designs result from beautifully blended aesthetics. Think West Coast Boho meets Mid Century Modern. Relaxed comfort with clean lines and bold eclectic notes. Warm woods, storied antiques, modern patterns, and lots of texture mingled with unique artisanal accents. By keeping design authentic--and breaking the rules when necessary!--we can combine any number of styles to achieve spaces that are balanced and cool, yet smartly sophisticated.




"...Chic is a beautiful word and one of the most difficult to try to explain."

~ C. Roitfeld



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