Since 2000, Tamara Stephenson has been busy creating beautiful interiors for clients.  Tamara has fine-tuned her aesthetic, which some have referred to as"sophisticated cottage.” A graduate of Castleton University then Parsons School of Design, she worked extensively in the industry at Barbara Southerland Interior Decoration & Design before taking on her own clients.  Today, Tamara works as a residential interior designer, author of popular design and lifestyle blog, Nest by Tamara, and co-owner of textile and wallpaper company, root cellar designs. Her interiors are a medley of modern furnishings, accessories and eclectic art which she combines with antiques and vintage finds, and they are layered yet well edited to reflect the client’s personality.  Tamara uses her astute observations to bring the finest combinations of wares to each project. She is regularly invited to speak at design industry events to share her expertise on the subjects of interior design, entertaining and the international design markets. In 2014, Nest by Tamara blog was voted #1 design blog by Modenus for the TOP 100 DESIGN BLOGS. 

 Product Design:  In spring 2015, Tamara joined forces with friend, designer Susan Young to create home collection company Root Cellar Designs LLC.  Currently, the duo has created five fabric collections and one wallpaper collection together.  They launched their home textile company through participating in several design-industry charity events.  Root Cellar Designs fabrics and wallpapers are now sold exclusively to the design trade in showrooms around the country, and their ready-made pillows and table linens are sold in exclusive home shops around the country.

Spring 2016, Susan Young joined Tamara Stephenson Interior Design to work with Tamara on decorating projects throughout Eastern Long Island, Connecticut and New York City.   About Susan:  Susan is an entrepreneur, talented interior designer, textile designer, fashion designer, faux finish painter and artist.  She has worked in many aspects of design--as a fashion designer with her own private label, Launch by Susan Young where she first showcased her bespoke dress collections on the roof of the Empire Hotel during Fashion Week then created collections for over five years ago (and she custom designed all the fabrics for each season's collections), to learning the ins and outs of the design industry as a trained specialty faux painter with fashion icon, Joseph Abboud.  Susan brings myriad artistic and design talents to Tamara Stephenson Interior Design to help create beautiful, quality interiors for clients.  


Beach Cottage, East Hampton

Downtown NYC Loft

Park Avenue Renovation, NYC

Penthouse, Sag Harbor

Barrow Street Renovation, NYC

Fifth Avenue First Home, NYC

Fifth Avenue First Home, NYC

Carnegie Hill Home, NYC

Rural Home, Connecticut

Rural Home, Connecticut

Art of The Table Bilotta,  NYC

Holiday House Show house  photo credit Alan Barry

December, 2016 Holiday House 

the duo decorated a powder room for this designer showhouse in Soho, New York.  They custom designed a wallpaper from their root cellar designs' collection, then created a potter's bathroom off the terrace of this penthouse apartment.  Their work was featured in Architectural Digest Magazine and many others.

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