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.


Dive into Deep Blue

by Stefanie Schiada on June 13th, 2013

There are few colors that have greater appeal than a rich, deep blue. If you find the right shade it can be edgy, dramatic, stylish, preppy, timeless…

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Planning Your Project


Colors For Your Marble Bathroom

by Stefanie Schiada on May 21st, 2013

What is about a marble bathroom that is so hard to resist? The beautiful stone elicits a sort of zen calmness that few other raw materials can elicit. B…

Categories: Bathrooms, Color, Inspiration, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project


Thrift Shop Finds: 3 Questions To Answer Before You Buy

by Stefanie Schiada on April 16th, 2013

What’s more exciting than unearthing buried treasure? Thrift shop finds are the ultimate decor junkie high! Decorating and furnishing your home with pieces you’ve discovered and brought back to life…. Read more »

Categories: Planning Your Project


Why I Painted My Little Girl’s Nursery Blue

by Stefanie Schiada on March 14th, 2013

One of the more fun projects I undertook while pregnant was creating the nursery for my little girl. Naturally shades of bubble gum, cotton candy, and Pepto-Bismol occurred to me…. Read more »

Categories: Color, Nurseries


Decorating a Low Ceiling Basement

by Stefanie Schiada on December 13th, 2012

My husband claimed this as “his space” so we both knew there would be no bright colors or frou-frou allowed. He wanted cool colors and dark, manly furnishings. Harumph.  …. Read more »

Categories: Dens, Painting Tips


A Dining Room Fit for Entertaining

by Stefanie Schiada on November 1st, 2012

I just love to host parties, so when we were looking for a new house, a large dining room space was a must. Not so easy to find in my…. Read more »

Categories: Dining Rooms, Inspiration


My Little Blue Room

by Stefanie Schiada on October 9th, 2012

Generally I’m a big fan of using neutral wall colors in living spaces, because they create calm and welcoming environments where you can unwind—essentially the perfect escape for most homeowners….. Read more »

Categories: Color, Offices


The Perfect Shade of Gray

by Stefanie Schiada on September 13th, 2012

There was no paint color choice I agonized more about than the one I made with my own living room. I knew I wanted a neutral because this room would…. Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Getting Started, Living & Family Rooms, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project


Designing A Kitchen From Scratch

by Stefanie Schiada on August 21st, 2012

Sometimes having no constraints can create the hardest choices of all. That was certainly the case when selecting color for my kitchen renovation, mostly because we started at a rather…. Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Inspiration, Kitchens


Choosing a Color Palette for My Bedroom

by Stefanie Schiada on July 25th, 2012

While it seemed to take ages to get my master bedroom looking presentable, the wall color was one of the easier choices for me. I knew I wanted something soft…. Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Before & Afters, Color

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