I am super excited to see two friends in the September issue of Traditional Home magazine - both fiercely creative women and renegades in their fields. The article features the super glam renovated beach cottage of Deja Vu owner, Stephanie Carter; beautifully designed by Paige Schnell of Tracery Interiors. I’ve know both ladies for years and have enjoyed watching their creativity soar into a path of much deserved success. To see them both in one article made my heart happy : )
Thought I’d share a few photos from the article…
I’ve had the good fortune of being in Stephanie’s home and can tell you that in person it is sooooo comfortable the second you walk in….and no exaggeration there is elegance and femininity humming in every molecule of her space. Stephanie’s personal style is one part rebel and three parts chic – and I love how Paige perfectly matched that gritty, girly flair in every last detail.
If you look above at the first picture of the living room, you’ll see the marble fireplace. And if you look a little more carefully, you’ll notice that it’s two sided. Here’s what’s on the other side. Just go ahead and slay me with the horse silhouette.
Her kitchen is much bigger in person than it appears in the picture – and it feels cozy yet capable of cooking any type of meal – be it gourmet or on-the-go. I love those custom vintage pendants by Tracery. And Stephanie made those adorable curtains herself – a signature touch from her feminine-meets-rocker-fashion style.
In case you’re wondering, her kitchen cabinet color is Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore – a captivating, deep grey.
Her master bath. Again, seeing this in person that causes a reaction of, “I want to dive right into that tub.” The textures, colors, and lighting chosen in the space feels incredibly chic and relaxing.
Her closet. Honestly, when I left Stephanie’s house I wanted to go home and set fire to my entire closet….because I have way too much
crap clothes in it! Stephanie’s closet is completely edited, I’m talking no junk piles or clutter of any type. Yes, she’s one of those who live like that in real life! She keeps only what she completely LOVES. And I’ll tell you her shoe collection is enough to make a grown woman cry.
Some signature Tracery mercury graciously mixed with white atop a glorious antique : )
I love how Paige displayed Stephanie’s baubles as the art centerpiece of her vanity. To expand the space, Paige also mirrored the wall which houses the vintage painted vanity – another brilliant design move. That irresistible little cowboy hugging Stephanie is her son, Fox. And don’t even get me started on her pooch, Louis, perched in his vintage Louis.
As if Deja Vu and dress line Judith March were not enough stylish goodness for Stephanie’s fashion forward life, she is soon to launch a high end line called Jacque and Janis – a clever reference to her two fashion muses, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Janis Joplin. And can you believe that chocolate floral chair?! I need to get the deets on that…
Believe it or not, there are many more beautiful pics of Stephanie’s home and more original design ideas such as her dramatic silver and grey master, Fox’s cool boy bedroom, and the gorgeous breakfast room, to name just a few. It’s all in the article, written by another talented friend, Lynn NeSmith, over here. Photography by Colleen Duffley, one more friend and talented local! Go grab a copy of this month’s Traditional Home to see it in glossy form.
So proud of my peeps. Keep up the inspiration, Stephanie and Paige!!