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.

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A Blue Morpho butterfly in Costa Rica

Stefanie's Latest Post

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 »

June 13th, 2013

Dive into Deep Blue

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… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

May 21st, 2013

Colors For Your Marble Bathroom

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… Read more »

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

April 16th, 2013

Thrift Shop Finds: 3 Questions To Answer Before You Buy

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

March 14th, 2013

Why I Painted My Little Girl’s Nursery Blue

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

December 13th, 2012

Decorating a Low Ceiling Basement

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

November 1st, 2012

A Dining Room Fit for Entertaining

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

October 9th, 2012

My Little Blue Room

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

September 13th, 2012

The Perfect Shade of Gray

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

August 21st, 2012

Designing A Kitchen From Scratch

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