The North Shore Weekend: The Final Room
"But one room never felt right—and for Stephanie Wohlner, that was the starting point for the family's project. 'It was empty, vapid,' recalls Wohlner, 'so they rarely used it. My goal was to make the space really livable.'"
"Reviwing her approach in the living room—a study in cream, gray, and navy—Wohlner muses, 'My years of experience have taught me what's going to work and what a room needs to make it interesting.'"
Modern Luxury NS: Fifty Shades of Gray
"Striking the right balance between layered and busy was key to creating the interior that Wohlner envisioned for the home...'People think design has to be casual to be comfortable but that’s not always the case,' Wohlner explains. Indeed, this home is a study in contrasts—spacious yet cozy, elegant yet comfortable. According to Wohlner, every detail in the home works together to create a continuous feeling throughout."
July 2014 | pgs 88-93 | See more on this issue
Luxe Interiors & Design: 2014 Gold List
"A compilation of design professionals from across the country whose projects have been featured in our pages over the past 18 months. While their work continues to excite, enthuse, and inform us, it's also their wit, wisdom and insights that have us taking note."
"In every room there must be a mix of high and low pieces."
Custom Home Design Awards: Custom Home of the Year
"Our jury lauded the 'great design,' 'strong interiors,' and the owners’ vision of a sophisticated family home in the heart of the city. 'It’s urban and uses an existing structure,' said one judge. 'Someone is living here and connected to the community. It sends a powerful message.'"
Fall 2013 | pgs 12-15 | See more on this issue
Sheridan Road: Once & Again
"Reviewing her approach in the living room—a study in cream, gray, and navy—Wohlner muses, 'My years of experience have taught me what’s going to work and what a room needs to make it interesting. I like using neutral upholstery and adding dark contrasts and just the right scale in contrasting fabric patterns.'"
October 2013 | See more on this article
Luxe Interiors & Design: Altered State
"I came in with color, texture and layering...You see every room from all of the other spaces, so everything needed to connect....I'm pretty well known for my traditional work...but I knew I could do this....I realized I can really do any look, and may have turned a corner toward modern."
Chicago Winter 2013 | pgs 172-183
Make It Better: Designer Style: Holiday Decorating Ideas
"We love to entertain during the holidays, and I always approach my table the same way I do a room—with lots of layers. Everything from flowers, the contrast of light and dark, various textures, old and new pieces. It’s all about the mix and the collection. I also create warmth through color. Green and brown bring the outside in, and I always love a touch of animal print."
December 2012 | See more on this article
Make It Better: Tricks of the Trade: Creating a Polished Room
"Stephanie Wohlner has more than a few secrets to creating calm and sophisticated interiors that are infinitely inviting:
• Any single room should visually flow from those around it. Consistency in theme and style is essential when it comes to creating calming, beautiful interiors.
• Beige doesn’t have to be boring. Textiles that range from beige to tan to soft gray and brown still lay a neutral palette but excite the eye."
November 2012 | See more on this article
Sheridan Road: A Room of Their Own
"With contemporary accents, such as table lamps and a sleek, lacquered desk that reads like a dressing table, the room possesses a level of sophistication...'I try to design a child's room to last 10 years,' notes Wohlner. 'It's an investment and you'll want your child to grow into it.'"
August/September 2012 | pgs 120-124
Sheridan Road: Rooms With A View
"...Wohlner's whole approach to the project is characterized by a straightforward restraint, a pleasing reasonableness informed by artful touches that invest the home with a clearly elevated design sense. 'A house like this, with a center hall, living room to the left, dining room to the right, makes me feel very comfortable,' says Wohlner."
May 2012 | See more on this article