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

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 »

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

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