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"As far back as I can remember I have had a love for buildings, moldings, art and interiors."
Stephanie recalls her parents being so supportive in allowing and helping her redesign spaces in their home when she was growing up. Beginning in elementary school, Stephanie's dad taught her how to paint walls (properly), hang light fixtures, learn basic plumbing, and creatively update spaces. By middle school, Stephanie's dad helped her with a mini kitchen renovation (replacing the flooring and counter tops, installing new appliances, painting the cabinets, and hanging additional cabinets). Stephanie also stenciled a design on the walls. She then took up abstract painting and learned how to wallpaper, install chair rails, draperies and shelving.
By the time Stephanie graduated high school, she knew she wanted to design homes for a living. She went to college and majored in architecture with a minor in art history. By her second year in school, she began working at an auto repair shop in Rockville, MD and gave birth to her daughter. She was out of the design and build business for a few years to focus on raising her young child. At this time, she rented a small home. Stephanie was able to utilize her creativity by making small updates to her quaint living quarters. She was able to maximize space in the small kitchen by designing an additional eat in area that included more counter top space and a breakfast bar. She painted and added glass doors to the cabinets which updated the space. When it was time to sell, those updates made the house stand out among other properties for sale...
Manager and Stager
Hi, my names Lexi! I’m originally from Youngstown, OH and just recently moved to DC in August of 2020. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in International Business, along with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It was not until after I graduated that I really began to explore my interest in interior design and when the pandemic hit I was forced to move back to my hometown from Columbus, OH and was given the opportunity to start staging with a local company, Steph’s Staging.
From there my passion blossomed and I only wanted to pursue it further, but also had a pull for exploring and living on the east coast. Cut to now, living in DC, I’m so excited and grateful to get to continue to learn and pursue the career I love at Design by StephanieO
- because nothing is better than the feeling you get after transforming a space into its greatest potential!
Logistics Manager and Staging Assistant
Hi, my names Azeya Lyon-Stewart! I was raised in Olney, MD and in 2018 I graduated from Sherwood High School. Right after graduating I started working for a moving and junk removal company, in the couple years that I was in the industry I learned what it takes to work hard, and put in long hours.
I was so happy when Stephanie saw my dedication to the job, and the effort I was willing to put in. Fast forward another year, and here I am working as a Staging assistant and Logistics Manager for Design by StephanieO. I look forward to a long career in the industry, where I can continue to help Stephanie and our amazing clients.