About Grace Kaynor

Grace studied art history at Emory University and Southern Methodist University before receiving her law degree from Tulane University.  She received her MA in the History of Decorative Arts from the Copper Hewitt in New York, New York, and later, a design degree at Parsons school of Design. 

After working for noted designer Jennifer Flanders in NYC, Grace launched her own interior design firm in 2008 and Sotre, her New Orleans based retail store, in 2014. Grace is certified in sustainable design and Sotre is the first retail brand ambassador of Wellness Within Your Walls.  Her work has been featured in Veranda, Southern Living and AD Italia, among others. 

Grace meticulously curates unique and thoughtful gifts, home furnishings, bedding and table linens, sourced from her favorite vendors or during her global travels.  


Grace is passionate about sustainable luxury - objects that are beautiful, made-to-last and of the best quality possible. She believes in conserving for future generations,  protecting our environment and is eco-certified by Wellness Within Your Walls as its first brand ambassadors.  90% of all of Sotre's products and store display are environmentally safe and non-toxic.