Custom interiors for contemporary living.

Stephanie began painting and wallpapering at the age of 14 for her parents general contracting company. She then spent her first year after graduation from Southern Methodist University as the construction manager at
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and continued to dedicate many years to affordable
housing in New Orleans and Washington, DC.

In 2007 Stephanie and her husband Ted purchased a row house from his parents in the historical Fan neighborhood of Richmond, VA. During the next year, she oversaw a complete renovation to convert the 100+ year old duplex to a home for her family.

Stephanie enjoyed renovating her home so much she then completed a certificate of interior design from the University of Richmond.
Shortly after, she founded Modern Traditions Interior Design LLC in 2012.

Modern Traditions Interior Design LLC

About Us

Each space I design is as unique as the homeowners that live there. I strive to create spaces that reflect the homeowner's point of view while maximizing the functionality of the space. I approach each project with careful consideration of the client's aesthetic, needs and budget as well as the home's architectural style, light exposure and design details. No two projects are alike.

"The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what's in or what's out." Albert Hadley, The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer


Ian Leech
Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2017

Stephanie was terrific to work with. She had many great ideas and suggestions. She listened patiently to our thoughts and wishes and came up with many viable choices. The project went smoothly with he... Read More

Alice Tousignant
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2017

Stephanie was so great to work with. She listens and works with your tastes and interests. She helped me redesign my den, helping me pick out furniture, the rug, paint color and drapes. Most import... Read More

Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Jul 2016

We have worked for many years with Stephanie and have always been impressed by her attention to detail as well as her grasp of the big picture in her design projects. We accomplished more than 20 proj... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2015

Working with Stephanie was a great experience. Not only was she highly professional and extremely easy to get along with she also created a space that is amazing! We hired four other designers before ... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2013

Stephanie helped me decorate my parlor and kitchen in the spring of 2013 after doing a fantastic job of decorating my dining room the year before! From the beginning she was mindful of my wants and ne... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2015

Stephanie did a masterful job of bringing our first floor to life. She knew what colors and fabrics would suit my taste as well as our historic home. We love the transformation. And I am anxious to w... Read More

Barden's Decorating, Inc.
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Jun 2015

We recently completed our first project with Stephanie. I love her sense of classic design working in an historic home. She is professional, courteous and a clever creative. We are honored to be on... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2014

Based on several recommendations from people I know, I hired Stephanie to pick out fabric and design window treatments for 3 windows leading up our staircase. I wanted fabric that was fun yet would fi... Read More

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