“I love what I do. To me, the beauty of what I do starts off at one point and then becomes refined along the way, more than what was initially envisioned. That organic quality inspires and speaks to me deeply.”
Working in the entertainment industry at an early age as an actor/singer/model, Stephen unexpectedly met the client that would change his career path forever. While at a casting, the client inquired about the sets in his portfolio to which Stephen acknowledged that he had designed and styled most of them.
Starting his career as a fashion stylist in NYC in 1980, Stephen worked on a variety of ad campaigns, retail catalogs, commercials and several notable fashion houses. It was during this time that he started to get jobs building and propping sets. This was a new challenge for Stephen, but something he welcomed with enthusiasm.
After studying at the New York School of Interior Design in 1987-88, he cast his net wider and has also designed residential interiors, art galleries, restaurants, and worked with Real Estate Developers in New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
When Stephen isn’t busy working from coast to coast, he spends his time in Los Angeles visiting museums, galleries and is always on the prowl for new and exciting shops for furnishings and objects. A photo hobbyist, he regularly posts beautiful photographs of architecture, art and nature to his Instagram account, you should check it out!
Let the beauty we love be what we do. -Rumi