At-Home With Hamptons Interior Designer Stephanie Michaan
“Everyone should have a space of their own that they love,” a sentiment that interior designer Stephanie Michaan channeled to create “The Interior”, a small and focused design firm with expansive taste. “I’m passionate about lifestyle, design and transforming spaces into places of serenity to be lived in every day. With an emphasis on modern and minimal design, The Interior uses clean palettes and natural elements to create timeless and refined spaces.”
Michaan is an up and coming Hamptons style star. Having recently completed a modern renovation of her own old farmhouse in Bridgehampton [pictured here], she is also now renovating a home in Sag Harbor. Stephanie adds, “To me, Hamptons style is all about ease and lightness. The Hamptons are full of so much natural beauty; my favorite spaces are those that embrace the natural elements so you truly feel like you have escaped the city.”
Stephanie tells KDHamptons, “As I child I was surrounded by yoga and philosophy, which comes through in my work as an interior designer. My works is influenced by a connection between a person’s daily rituals and their environment.” Working together Stephanie aims to attain a space that reflects her client’s lifestyle and The Interior’s aesthetic.
Stephanie Shares Five Fast Ways to Brighten A Room:
1. Keep the room simple & minimal – stick to neutral colors and lots of white to make the room feel light and airy.
2. Declutter and stay organized. Not having too much in each space will make it feel more open and bright. Each piece of furniture should have a purchase or be a statement piece that works with the room.
3. Use lightweight window treatments that allow for any natural light. If the room doesn’t get a lot of natural light, fake it with light weight curtains like long, white linen.
4. Brighten the room with better lighting. Mixing floor lamps or a beautiful fixture above a dining room table adds another dimension of light.
5. Pick up fresh flowers often or buying a plant that will last longer like a fig tree. The pop of natural color will breath some new life into the space making it brighter and happier.
KDHamptons asks Stephanie to shares her three favorite East End design resources, below:
1. Tiina The Store, 216 Main Street Amagansett
2. Clic General Store, 60 Newton Lane East Hampton
3. JanGeorge, 11 Madison Street, Sag Harbor
Be sure to follow Stephanie on INSTAGRAM, HERE