Make It Better: Private Quarters
"Every surface in the massive home needed to be restored, painted or papered and the house's formal layout and French architecture had to be balanced with the needs of the homeowners and their three children...A house speaks to me and this house definitely knew who it was. The house had a lot of polished brass and gilded mirrors, so I went into that mode."
February 2012 | See more on this article
Luxury Home Quarterly
"The family room is resplendent in sheer neutral tones, a wide plank oak floor and a sisal rug. Finishes were chosen to balance with the stone found in the interior architectural details. A long curvy walnut table echoes the floors & increases visual interest. Wohlner strongly advocates for choosing eye-catching touches that stand out when one enters a room."
Winter 2011 | See more on this article
Designer Portfolios at the Merchandise Mart
"Stephanie Wohlner Design is featured in the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart Chicago Designer Portfolios."
Ongoing | See more on this article
Make It Better: Tricks Of The Trade: The Rug
"Designer Stephanie Wohlner rarely starts with the rug. She defines the other elements in the room (furniture, fabrics, art) and then picks the rug. 'There are many options available to my clients today, so rather than let one rug style or pattern drive the decisions, we wait to find the perfect compliment to the entire scheme.'"
November 2011 | See more on this article
Color Outside the Lines: TUESDAY: Inspiring Spaces by Stephanie Wohlner
"Definitely one to watch, Stephanie's style is a mix of traditional and contemporary, mixing textures and periods; bringing them together with her unique taste, ultimately creating timeless rooms with an effortless look."
September 2011 | See more on this article
Sheridan Road: This New Old House
"The house is rich in details that invest it with an engaging individuality and true sense of home. Like all expert designers, she (Stephanie Wohlner) has managed to manipulate scale and proportion, color and texture, material and light in such a way that passing through these rooms, one knows they are just right, without quite knowing why."
August 2011 | See more on this article
Luxe Interiors & Design
"We wanted it to have layers you can just sink into, and that's exactly what Stephanie created," says the owner. "This house really is somewhere you'd want to spend your time."
Chicago January 2011
Make It Better: The Rules According to Wohlner
"Especially in a newly built home where you don't have the uneven crackled beauty, it's important to layer," says Wohlner, a self proclaimed flea market junkie who recommends incorporating lots of accessories: tables, trays, books, flowers, pillows, throws and other favorite things. "Layering these things into a bookcase gives the room warmth, texture, and soul."
September 2010 | See more on this article
All The Best: A Passport to Stylish Living Blog by Ronda Carman
Profile: Stephanie Wohlner
"Without a doubt, she (Stephanie Wohlner) is as charming and interesting as the interiors she creates. I am most fond of the way that she mixes periods and textures to create looks that are modern, yet warm, inviting and sophisticated."
June 2010 | See more on this article
CS Interiors: Layered Luxury
"The Wohlner-designed living room feels glamorous and practical. The trick to giving a new room old character, she says, is layering fabric, texture and pieces from different eras until even the newest space has Old World charm and luxury."
Spring 2010 | See more on this article