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THE ROANOKER HOMES 2017

"DESIGN IS
EVOLVING
AT A FASTER
RATE THAN IT
USED TO,"
-ELAINE STEPHENSON

being gone for a long time. There are more bright, saturated
colors in design, which is a welcome thing for her because
she loves color.
When she sits down with a client to discuss possible interior decorating, she first has to understand the client's tastes.
She asks questions about the colors they like, pays attention
to what styles they respond to and tries to be a good listener so she understands their wants and needs. She highly
recommends clients "do their due diligence" and bring in
samples, whether it's images found online or in magazines.

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Stephenson has seen the gamut of everything from bright
patterns to neutral shades in clients' homes, and is tactful if
she believes something won't work. A good interior designer
will try to find something that works within the client's
suggested aesthetic, but will be a better fit for the space.
"Contemporary is great but I'm seeing more clients transition into traditional again. Many of the good classics will
always be strong," she says. "There are certain constants
that are always comforting, such as pretty blue-and-white
porcelain pieces, and Oriental rugs are always going to be

Left: Reupholstered chairs
and great accessories
make this living room
comfortable and modern.
Above: An entire room
can be anchored around
a chest or coffee table.

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