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

How to Make a DIY Stocking Hanger Box

When our family went from a twosome to a threesome last year, I couldn’t wait to get new stockings made but I couldn’t quite find stocking holders that… Read more »

October 30th, 2014

It’s Fall Y’all: Find the Perfect Fall Colors to Suit Your Personality

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year but I know I’m not alone. If you are a fall fanatic like me and looking for fall colors to use in your home,… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

October 8th, 2014

6 Unexpected & Inviting Front Door Colors

Want to give your exterior an instant makeover with minimal effort? A fresh color on your front door can update the personality of your whole home. The… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Planning Your Project

September 19th, 2014

How To Prep & Paint Indoor Furniture for Outdoor Use

One often overlooked way to outfit a beautiful exterior space is to add pieces of old or unwanted indoor furniture outdoors – you simply have to know… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, How to Paint, Painting Tips

July 31st, 2014

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 »

Categories: Inspiration, Kitchens, Planning Your Project

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