Stefanie Engstrom

Stefanie

Junior Interior Designer

1. “che bella” means …

Since “Che Bella” is Italian for “Beautiful”, to me it’s the feeling you get when you stop to really see what you’re looking at and it truly makes your heart happy. But in Italian, it makes the word feel richer and more heart felt because Italy is a beautiful country, not to mention the way that the Italian language sounds is also “molta bella”!

2. the design rule I love to break is …

Mix the metals in a space, paint the wall black, and throw some wallpaper on the ceiling! Don’t be afraid to go with a design that’s out of the ordinary! Fun Fact: I was allowed to paint my childhood bedroom about 4-5 different times with specific styles and one included a BLACK wall. My dad was very resistant.

3. my favorite vacation spot is…

Anywhere I haven’t been yet! I have been to 24 countries and counting so it’s difficult to decide on a favorite. But if I had to choose one of those countries, it would have to be Iceland.

4. my most prized possession is …

I can’t go anywhere without my Burt’s Bees lip balm!

5. my go-to cocktail to serve at a party is …

Since I don’t host very many parties, my go-to cocktail to order will always be Malibu & Coke or Malibu & Pineapple juice, because it’s always Summer somewhere.