Stephanie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Being brought up in a family business specializing in lighting and home décor, she was constantly surrounded by interior design. Stephanie earned her Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University and took a year off to work full-time for the family business, Montreal Lighting & Hardware.
Stephanie studied interior design in French at Cégep du Vieux Montréal. She was offered a design position in New York City straight out of school where she was involved in various commercial projects. She then worked in high-end residential design and brings those aesthetic principles to her affordable designs.