Born in Vancouver, Canada and raised on the picturesque coast of the White Rock, BC peninsula, Stephanie Barnes has immersed herself in the spirit and lifestyle of the design world.
After pursuing her love of sports for 20 years as a soccer player and athlete throughout North America, Stephanie focused her discipline, drive, and talent on her dream of becoming a designer. She received her degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Vancouver, graduating at the top of her class. Her training at the Institute was just the start of a life-long passion and appreciation for design, the environment and architectural preservation that has led to a vibrant array of projects in Barbados and Canada. Her designs and ideas have received both local and international recognition, and have been featured on numerous design shows such as Entertaining by Design.
With family ties to the beautiful island of Barbados, West Indies, Stephanie has settled and opened Stephanie Barnes Interior Design Studio, a full-service interior design firm specializing in private residences and commercial spaces including restaurants, lounges, malls, and hotels. As Principal of the boutique firm, Stephanie has cultivated a design philosophy focused on attention to detail while blending the client's personal style with her distinct design visions. For projects small or large, from initial planning to the final installation, bespoke design is key; for Stephanie, 'design' is not just an aesthetic, but a lifestyle that encompasses everything the studio believes in.