Interior design can be so personal. Everyone has a preference; everyone has an opinion. Stacey Cohen takes this to heart, focusing on improving her clients' overall lifestyle through design. Beyond form and beauty, unique pieces and the newest gadgets, Stacey works closely with her clients to ensure she properly marries function and enjoyment in each space she creates. After all, if the client's happy, the designer's happy!
After designing and styling interiors for a Toronto condominium developer, Stacey decided to start her own firm - Interiors by Stacey Cohen. Like any good design junkie, she also has a fabulous blog where she shares simple, stylish ideas, design resources, and good old inspiration. Between her firm and blog, we were fortunate enough to chat with this young talent to find out where her design passion comes from!
Photography by Ryan Cohen
1 If you could shadow any designer for a day, who would it be?
Stacey Cohen Kelly Wearstler, without a doubt. I admire her boldness and willingness to take risks in design as well as the way she uses colour, pattern and texture in such unexpected ways. She has accomplished a lot in her career and as a designer, has always been an inspiration to me.
2 Where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
SC Everywhere and anywhere. I am inspired by my travels abroad, nature, art, people and, of course, the talent of other designers. I think the most important thing is to be able take your inspiration and think outside of the box when applying it to avoid repetition.
3 Favourite restaurant?
SC Asuka (Japanese). The food is simply amazing and I feel at home there.
4 What’s your favourite room to decorate?
SC The family room. In general, people are always happy when they have a great space to hang out with family and friends.