Grace is the neighbor of the narrator and Anne. She is obsessed with interior decorating. On the one hand, she takes Anne as a friend right away, kindly and without question. On the other hand, she constantly criticizes Anne's home and never talks about anything but decorating. The reader is exposed to parts of Grace as the story continues. The revelation of her home as a dump throws her very sanity into question. The reader sticks with her, though, just as Anne does. Grace seems perfectly happy running around her dilapidated house, dreaming ways to make it more beautiful. She files years of back issues of design magazines away in file cabinets,and collects swatches and clippings. She knows exactly what her house will be like, someday.