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Grajales in the back office of her eponymous Soho design gallery, surrounded by her favorite personal pieces. While she did collect a few works by local artists growing up, she didn’t get into the design business until the ’80s, when a friend got her a job at a gallery run by two fellow Colombians. She moved on to run 1950 for Delorenzo for a decade before a fateful job putting together a collection for a California vintner inspired her to start her own gallery in 2000. “I always say she discovered me,” Grajales says of that client. “She knew I had very different taste — that's why she hired me — and she allowed me to buy from the 18th century all the way through the 20th.”