Tracey Stephens Interior Design
August 2010
2 powder rooms
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Tale of Two Powder Rooms
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skull clockskull clock

Here's an example of what happens when the same materials are used for clients in their old home and then again, with some changes, in their new home -- 2 different looks.  Materials in both: Waterworks brown pennyround floor tile, Emperador dark marble countertop, wall mounted faucet, Toto toilet, vintage look wall sconce. Differences = on left: unlacquered brass + traditional wallpaper (click here to see more) and on right: polished nickel + modern wallpaper (click here to see more). 

Inspiration -- Words to Live By

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, then this is it: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.  ~ William Morris 

British craftsman (1834 - 1896), designer & poet, whose designs generated the Arts and Crafts Movement in England.
Mindful Living & Green Design --
Don't throw out those old kicks!

Do you know a skateboarder who regularly shreds his or her shoes?  Do you have running shoes too worn to donate? Don't throw them in the trash.  Nike recycles worn out athletic shoes into sports surfaces like running tracks, basketball and tennis courts and playgrounds.  The shoes are separated into rubber outsole, foam midsole and fiber upper and then ground up.  Since 1990 they have recycled over 25 million shoes.

You can take up to 10 pair at a time to any Nike Factory Store for recycling.  In NJ, there are 6 locations including 810 Bergen Town Center, Suite 37 Paramus, NJ 07652  201-843-0932. The bin is near the front entrance.

For more info click here

My award winning kitchen and bath design has been featured in many national publications, showcasing my innovative design sensibility and exceptional and confident use of color.  I also offer whole house design services including paint color consultations and furnishings.

If you want help with a powder room, bathroom or kitchen renovation, contact me at 973-744-8947 or, and please use the link below to forward this newsletter to your whole wide world!

Tracey Stephens,
Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc