Stephanie’s journey began in Virginia Beach where she spent her childhood surrounded by the sea, salt air, and sun. A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia took her around the world, yet her love of design, space, and light brought her back to academia by way of New York City and the School of Visual Arts for studies in Interior Design. After receiving a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Interior Design, she planted roots in Miami, a city which so beautifully represents her love of nature and color. 

Professionally, she first made her mark with renowned design firm Arquitectonica, until 2007 when she opened Tatem Interiors which creates not just beautiful, but also personalized, livable spaces for an exclusive client base.  With more than 15 years of experience in design, renovations and decorating, Stephanie is adept at everything from planning and construction documents to on – site project management as well as decorating and styling.  In essence, she can start at the inception with the design concept all the way through to move-in or simply renovate or decorate.