Tracey Stephens Interior Design
November 2010
Cookin' in Brooklyn - B4 & After
Mindful Living
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Cookin' in Brooklyn - Before and After
project of the month

Brooklyn kitchen B4


Not enough counterspace or storage. Sink too small. Window looking onto back garden too small. Side window looks across an empty lot to an apartment building.

Brooklyn kitchen with eco-friendly cabinets
While keeping the character of the 1905 Brooklyn home, this 142 square foot kitchen was modernized and made more functional.  Features include eco-friendly hand painted & glazed custom cabinets, soapstone countertop, marble topped baking station, and wide plank wood floor.  For more info and photos, click

Inspiration --

I am quite inspired by new interpretations of a traditional form whether in home design, music or as in this month's feature, the performing arts. I love seeing boundaries expanded to create something completely new.  Matthew Bourne reimagined the classic ballet Swan Lake with male swans.  Not campy men in drag, but fierce, feral, aggressive wild swans.  I saw the performance about 10 years ago in NY, and again earlier this month.  It was just as brilliantly awesome as I remembered it.

Swan Lake website
Video interview with Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Mindful Living & Green Design --
Eat local and organic

A very articulate and passionate 11 year old Birke Baehr speaks at the TED convention about mindful farming and eating.  Watch the 5 minute video 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