Stephanie Lynton, multi-talented lawyer turned designer, is known for creating colorful, personality-infused, yet highly functional spaces that bring joy and order to the home. Her design aesthetic is classic, bold, yet full of surprises, layering color and texture to create the perfect mix of style and function. We asked Stephanie to share some design insights, favorite resources, and update us on her 2019 Inspiration Home plans.
Why do you do what you do?
Your home should be the most charming and revitalizing place for you. From the creature-comforts of plush furniture to the colors and patterns that make you smile, I enjoy being a part of the creative process that achieves those goals.
Favorite local design resources:
Paige Albright Orientals and Domicile
DSR and MCJ (trade only resources)
Go to paint colors:
Nimbus Gray—Benjamin Moore
Trends vs. Timeless—where do you fall?
Comfort and function are paramount, so whether an element is timeless or on-trend, good design is good design in the end.
What is your favorite space to design?
I like to design the work-horse rooms: Foyers/Mudrooms, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Closets, and Pantries. For me, having a place for everything, and everything in its place provides the palette on which to begin mixing colors and layering the decorative elements.
Tell us a little about the space you are designing for the Inspiration Home:
“Surprise, surprise, surprise” (Gomer Pyle style) – I chose the mudroom, laundry, and pantry! These rooms are going to be clad in joyful and energetic wallpaper and colors in addition to serving their function for the homeowners.
Do you have a design motto you live by?
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” Dr. Seuss.