Stefanie Schiada

Stefanie Schiada is author of the lifestyle and design blog Brooklyn Limestone. Started to record the renovation of a 100-year-old home, her blog also includes DIY projects, travel and entertaining.

Stefanie's Inspiration

A Blue Morpho butterfly in Costa Rica

Stefanie's Latest Post

The Best Paint Colors for a White Kitchen

Picking a wall color for a white kitchen may seem simple, it’s easily one of the most popular questions I get about paint color selection. Perhaps… Read more »

May 27th, 2014

Playhouse Makeover with Paint

Parenthood can sometimes mean putting up with some decor faux pas for the sake of our littles’ enjoyment. While this is sometimes unavoidable (I’m… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Nurseries

May 13th, 2014

3 Big Myths About Choosing the Right Paint Color

Choosing the right paint color can feel like daunting task but by avoiding these few simple pitfalls, you can make confident choices that you will love… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Planning Your Project

April 1st, 2014

How to Paint a Small Space a Dark Color without Making it Feel Smaller

Do you love the architectural interest of an old home’s molding but weren’t lucky enough to inherit it? Have you ever wanted to paint a small space a… Read more »

Categories: Color, How to Paint

March 6th, 2014

Upcycle an Old Window With a Little Paint

Want to add some vintage charm to your living space on a small budget? Want the artwork on your walls to reflect something personally important to you?… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint

November 20th, 2013

Hot Color Trend: Mint is the New Black

The saying “What was old is new again…” has never been more applicable than the latest hot color.  Mint is the new black!    Right now this color is… Read more »

Categories: Color, Getting Started, Inspiration

October 21st, 2013

Paint Color Samples: The 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid

There you are, at the store, staring at a wall of paint color samples in every shade imaginable and simply overwhelmed by the choice. Even if you… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

September 13th, 2013

When "Matching Curtains," What Do You Match To?

The topic of matching curtains to your decor may seem like a trivial decision but when you consider the sheer expense of window treatments, it’s a… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Color, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

August 6th, 2013

Not Your Typical White Dresser Makeover

So you’re considering a dresser makeover but not sure what to do. It’s happened to all of us – you’ve found that piece of furniture that has the right… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, How to Paint, Inspiration, Painting Tips

July 18th, 2013

Painting a Vintage Bathtub

Whether you were fortunate enough to have one in your home already or your are midway through scouring the salvage yards to find one to bring home,… Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms, Color, Inspiration