McCray & Co. was founded in 2011 by Chris McCray and Grace Hall. Our studio includes a team of exceptional designers, movers, and shakers who share a respect for creative design, defined processes, and the highest level of craftsmanship. Alongside our network of architects, builders, artists, and makers, nurtured through a decade of collaboration, we’ve built a reputation for visionary, concept-driven work and a thoughtful, collaborative approach to design.
As partners in business and life, our relationship with one another and to our work has always been about collaboration. Chris focuses on the big concepts and the elements that draw people into a space. Grace concentrates on the nuts and bolts and the soft textures that pull it all together. In a decade of working side by side, we’ve created a shared aesthetic understanding and a process that allows for the full expression of our respective strengths and talents.
For us, a successful space is one that tells a story – using materials, objects, texture, and color to create a dynamic, three-dimensional narrative. Rather than focusing on what’s on-trend or imposing a pre-defined aesthetic, we draw inspiration from our clients’ vision, experiences, and personal collections.
Whereas many designers stick to tried-and-true manufacturers, you’ll find us hunting everywhere – antique shops, hardware stores, and on our travels – for inspiration and the unique items that will help convey the story our client wants to tell through their space. By layering elements old and new, local and global, high-end and pedestrian, each space we create reflects our collaborative partnership – in work and in life.