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Meet the Designer: Stephanie Burkhart

Here's a Q&A with our Senior Interior Designer, Stephanie Burkhart!

Adrienne (AE): How would you describe your individual design aesthetic?

Stephanie (SB): I'd like to think it's pretty classic - simple lines, neutral elements. Classic is always best in my book. You can't go wrong with that formula.

AE: What's your go-to place for design inspiration?

SB: I love to find inspiration in daily life -- walking through a store, having dinner out with friends or family. There's inspiration everywhere if you just slow down enough to look around and see it.

AE: What should every space include?

SB: A neutral base, some pops of color and always that little something unexpected.

AE: What design element are you obsessed with right now?

SB: I've always loved utilizing oversized lighting, something with some 'wow' factor! Some of the color palettes that are being forecasted right now are so fun and fresh. Things are lightening up after years of dark grays being popular.

AE: What else are you loving right now?

SB: Greenery! But not the old-school fern kind...I'm loving succulents, fiddle-leaf figs, and tall, slender grasses. Every space can benefit from bringing some life into it with plants.

AE: When did you first become interested in Interior Design?

SB: For as long as I can remember, I'd be the little girl playing with Legos rather than Barbies. Designing has always been in my blood. I nearly backed out in high school when I was the ONLY girl in drafting class, but my parents made me stick to it. I'm so glad they did. Going to architecture school was just more of the same - but I wouldn't trade my education for anything!

AE: What's your favorite project you've worked on so far?

SB: Working with IN CPA Society was so enjoyable - their leadership team just LOVED design had great taste, too! It's so much fun when you can share your passion with a client and have them fully appreciate all the thought and work that goes into pulling together a space! The group was so much fun, and the project continues to get rave reviews from members that drop by the new space.

AE: Tell us about what you do outside of Interior Design?

SB: I love spending time with family and experiencing new things around town with my kiddos. Life is an adventure with two young girls, but I can't imagine it any other way! When I've got some free time (what's that?) you'll likely see me with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other.

AE: What's your favorite part about working for PDG?

SB: PDG goes far beyond being just a workplace - we are family, thru and thru. When you walk into the office, it never quite feels like 'work', so you know you're in the right place.

AE: What's your favorite quote or words to live by?

SB: Be kind. Always, in all ways.

Photography Credit: OfficeSnapshots