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With over 25 years of experience in design for food, events, hospitality, prop, food and interior styling, Stephanie has worked on projects in the US, UK, and Canada. Before establishing Design & Style, Stephanie attended the Chicago Art Institute of Design and the Columbus College of Art and Design. 

After attending school she began her career in New York City as a restoration artist with Evergreene Painting Studio. She also studied in professional kitchens which include Blue Ribbon Bakery and Blue Ribbon. Over the ensuing years, Stephanie's love for design continued to evolve as she began visual merchandising for major retail home and fashion brands in NYC where she created award winning store window designs while leading a team in visual merchandising.

Stephanie's love for design flourished as she began traveling to Europe which expanded her enthusiasm for sourcing and designing fashion and home goods. Frequently visiting the South of France, Spain, Germany, and Belgium, Stephanie combed the cities and countrysides of Europe searching for unique 17th and 18th-century furniture, accessories, and fabrics for her clients. Drawing influence from every part of the globe, Stephanie created textiles, design pieces, and props for multiple companies, including Ralph Lauren, Mint, Kravet and Schumacher just to name a few.

In 2005 Stephanie broke into the hospitality industry with Restaurant Associates as the visual director for over 300+ restaurants, coffee bars and cafes. She created the visual identity for many brands amongst the leading innovators in the culinary and hospitality field with over 18 million in revenue at the time. Stephanie designed and opened over 250 restaurants, cafes and coffee bars over her 15 years at RA. She created inspiring spaces for some of the premier brands around the globe including, Google, Hearst Corporation, Bon Appetit, Hudson Bay Company, The MET,, The New York Times, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Harvard Business School, and many many others.

Among her most notable projects include The Guggenheim’s, The Wright, The Morgan Library, The MET Cafe, Newseum, The New American Cafe, Stumptown Coffee Bar and Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center, a partnership with Marcus Samuelsson to name a few. 

Established as an inspiring and creative designer, clients started calling on Stephanie to assist them with their own restaurants, businesses and homes. Stephanie is now Owner, and Director of Creative + Strategy for Design & Style by Scher Studio. The studio has become known for developing forward-thinking brand solutions, and driving growth based on a fresh perspective. She leads a creative team focused on interiors, design for new builds and renovations as well as food and branding strategy. Her most recent projects include Restaurant Associates, Wholesale Sugar Flowers, Cakerate, Sugar OMG, Essence Magazine, Coca Cola, Zatarains, The High Museum, Patak Meats, Lane Southern Orchards, Drink Sovi, and many more.


"Stephanie has so much enthusiasm surrounding all things beautiful. Her experience brings much knowledge to styling. Stephanie loves teaching others how to create beautiful spaces and photos"  

We partner with many designers to make sure your project is special for you! One of our favorite designers we work with lives in Florida and has cornered the market on soft transitional style. Her style reimagines any space with a fresh new look that fits each clients project. 




Shelley Martin has been a visionary and an integral part of our design process. Her attention to detail and easy-going nature lets her take away much of the stress associated with most construction and design projects. She is one who makes the details come together. There isn’t a problem she can’t solve. She loves helping create unique spaces for clients and she has a knack for anticipating everyone’s needs. Shelley makes sure the styling details are on trend and most importantly functional for the clients. Shelley partners with D&S on remote residential projects.

'Shelley was our dream home expert'
'Shelley was great to work with she has an amazing eye for detail. Her life long dedication shows in her work' 
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