Alecia Stevens Interiors
Alecia Stevens

Alecia Stevens Interiors

Alecia offers full-service residential interior design and is known for interiors that look like they have grown up over time, like people. She brings years of cross-pollinated design experience from the worlds of fashion and theatre design, high-end women’s retail, journalism and photo styling. She takes a limited number of projects each year, personally selecting each piece for her clients while working with a small team of assistants to keep projects moving.

She also loves to write. She has co-authored a book on Ukrainian style, recently completely a memoir and is published in a variety of local and national magazines, generally writing on the topic of design and lifestyle. She authored a blog for 7 years (at the beginning of the blogging craze from 2007- 2014) which can still be found HERE and called Musings From an Interior World.

How Do I Work

Every project begins with the client: Hello. Who are you? What makes your heart sing? How do you like to live? What don't you like? This, too, is a worthy question!

  • Comfort is my highest value and first priority as I begin to think about your home. There will be a table for the drink, a lamp for reading, a spot for your feet if you want it, a place for napping, chairs close enough to have an intimate conversation and areas for dining that suit you and your family. This is why I begin with the layout of each room. Comfort also means furniture and fabrics will be appropriate to the use they will receive – so that you don’t have to worry about them as your children drop into their favorite reading chair.
  • Scale is why you hire a designer. Anyone can go to the nearest retail showroom and find furniture they like, but if it doesn’t suit the scale of the room, it’s never going to work in a satisfying way. I will always be keeping scale in mind – from the height of the table next to the sofa arm, to the height of the lamp next to the chair, to the size of the fireplace mantel you are considering. This is also considered when laying out each room.
  • Style. The part that is most fun for the client, it can be Pinterest-ed to death. I believe that each project is influenced by three points of view – that of the architecture, the client, and my own. It’s why you hire a designer, for their taste and good eye.
  • Beauty.

Current and Recent Projects

Alecia works with clients of all ages and in all kinds of interesting locations

  • Renovating and furnishing an elegant 1920’s Mediterranean-style home overlooking Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis with sophisticated 30-somethings who appreciate a mix of high-end classical and clean interiors.
  • Building an easy-living beach house in Manzanita, Oregon for a 40-something family of five.
  • Renovating and decorating a classic Georgian home in the Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis to make it comfortable and charming for two 40-something doctors and their three children.
  • Updating a beloved ski home in Aspen for a 50-something family of five, taking it from the original cliché log home finishes to light and quiet, reflecting the Scandinavian heritage of the owners.
  • Completion of a three-year gut renovation of a New York City Upper East Side townhouse for a 50-something couple who travels broadly and wanted a comfortable, but elegant place to land while in the city. This project is scheduled to be featured in Veranda magazine in early 2018.
  • Renovating a carriage house kitchen South of Broad in Charleston for 50-something owners who make it their second home and love to entertain.
  • Renovating and fully furnishing an Edwardian townhouse for 60-somethings in the Mission District in San Francisco, respecting the original bones while refreshing the palette and livability.
  • Building a “Belgian stone farmhouse” with modern glass wings on the enviable Fox Street in Wayzata for a 70-something client and partner.
  • Bringing new life to a former Pillsbury property on Lake Minnetonka creating a quiet white “villa” with garden, guest quarters, a staff-ready kitchen and a conference pavilion for the 70-something owner’s visionary work.