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Combining traditional style with contemporary design is not an easy thing to do, but it is something that comes naturally to Brazilian-born interior designer John Stefanon. Stefanon is well-known throughout the Boston area for his sensible and unique designs. Stefanon’s work is strewn throughout New England from lavish residences to cramped commercial spaces. While all of Stefanon’s interiors are inherently classic, they are also current enough to make his modern contemporaries take note.
In this article we showcase some of John’s work, and a feature video with John describing his work at the FP3 Boston Apartment development.
Reality meets design in HGTV’s hit series “Design Star.” HGTV Design Star mixes the panel-style judging of American Idol with the wow-worthy kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room transformations of aspiring interior designers, decorators and creative minds. The grand prize? The winner gets a show of their very own to showcase their unique personality and award-winning design chops. It’s a wildly entertaining way to pick the next design sensation that gives you an inside look into what it takes to be a host on HGTV. From zany projects and challenges to tense and emotional eliminations, it’s everything you’ve ever wanted from a reality competition. We like to tune in for the drama, but it’s also an excellent way to get ideas for your own remodeling, renovation and decorating ideas.
When people think of interior design they often think of the obvious: paint, wallpaper, furniture and the like. Although these are obviously important considerations for interior designers, they are actually the tools of the job rather than the purpose of it. Good interior design shouldn’t just look good, it should actually optimize your living (or working) space. After all, the environment you inhabit can play an enormous part in how you exist within it.
In the dog-eat-dog design world that is New York City, sticking out amongst your peers is no easy task. Yet, designer Claire Donohue has managed to gain a steady following of admirers along with an entirely satisfied clientele. By combining contemporary with traditional, Donohue’s designs are both functional and eye-catching.
Rarely does an interior designer cover so many different types of design renovations as Donohue does — evidenced by the fact that Donohue’s company, 121 Studio, has been featured in a plethora of magazines ranging from House Beautiful to Child Magazine. Donohue has designed spaces ranging from a child’s bathroom to a kitchen built for serious cooks, and it seems unlikely that this designer will meet a space that she can’t conquer.
You might recognize Candice Olson from Divine Design, the hit interior design show on HGTV and W Network. In the span of this short half hour show, Candice transforms problematic rooms into dramatically decorated spaces that exude style and artistry.
Olson was born, raised and educated in Canada, where she attended the highly regarded School of Interior Design at Ryerson University, which counts international award-winning designers such as George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg among its alumni. Read more »