June 2015
Open Concept Kitchen Remodel
Inspiration: showhouse & showroom
The Pope's Encyclical
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Open Concept Kitchen Remodel 
                      
Project of the Month

  

The old kitchen was shabby, broken down and dark. There was not enough work space for two cooks to work together. We fixed all that with smart moves: completely opening up the space, getting more light in, resulting in a bright and airy spacious kitchen with well-placed pops of color and multiple work stations. See Before & After photos and floor plans here

Inspiration ~ 
During June I was out and about and found local inspiration at a designer showhouse and a tile showroom gala.

 

The 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse at the Pearl luxury lofts in Edgewater, NJ on a rainy, stormy day. Design pal Brooke Morales (left), Beth Bernasconi, TSID Office/Project Manager (center) and me in my polka dot rain boots.

 

Artistic Tile Grand Opening Party
Grand Opening party for natural stone slab gallery at Artistic Tile in Secaucus. Great food and entertainment! Also fascinating demonstrations of laser cut stone mosaic tile.
Mindful Living & Green Design ~ 
 
The Pope's Encyclical: A profound and important call to care for the entire planet!
 
   
As a Green designer (and an ecologically and environmentally-oriented human), I was thrilled to see the current pope take such a strong and moral stand on planetary stewardship. And I found his social media around the announcement stunning - examples:
"Each community has the duty to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations" and "Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope". Preach it!
Check out the flow of tweets from the Vatican
here.
I help smart homeowners upgrade to stylish, functional healthy kitchens and baths.  What's on your wish list?

Contact me at 973-202-8130 or tracey@traceystephens.com

Tracey Stephens, 
Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc