STEPHENS DESIGN GROUP, INC.

Stephens Design Group is the Manhattan-based Interior Design studio led by Founding Partner, Bradley Stephens.

Since establishing his firm in 2003, Bradley has grown to become one of New York’s most sought-after Interior Designers by creating spaces that are timeless, beautiful, functional and durable.  Bradley is the lead designer on all SDG projects and is intimately involved in the process from concept design through installation.  Armed with an MFA in Interior Design from Brooklyn’s renowned Pratt Institute, Bradley’s architecturally-oriented process addresses all aspects of interior design, including spatial configuration, scale, proportion, and light – as well as materials, textures and colors. 

At Stephens Design Group, we believe a project is most successful when our clients see themselves in the finished product.  Rather than imposing a “signature” style of our own, we find greater inspiration in creating spaces that are informed by the unique history, personality and aspirations of our clients.  Our designs are often eclectic in style, curated with unexpected parings of new and vintage pieces, culled from our vast collection of international resources and local craftsmen.

We work diligently from the onset of each project to establish the utmost level of trust between client and designer, and our projects follow a clear, linear design process that provides complete transparency into our firm’s work, fees and furnishings procurement.  While we have a strong focus on aesthetics, our work is equally pragmatic.  We go to great lengths to learn and address the unique requirements of designing for our clients’ individual lifestyles.  This thoughtful, collaborative approach to design has been the cornerstone of our firm’s practice and ultimate success, often resulting in repeat work with many of our valued clients.

Notable early commissions include residences for CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Soledad O’Brien, the restoration of an iconic hotel on Maine’s Monhegan Island, and a modern residence in the desert hillsides of Palm Springs.  Recent projects include two park-facing apartments at 15 Central Park West, two new-construction homes in Bridgehampton, and an historic estate and distillery in upstate New York.

We are currently designing new-construction homes in Amagansett and Sagaponack, a 5th Avenue penthouse overlooking the Central Park Reservoir, multiple classic and modern Park Avenue apartments, an Upper East Side townhouse, and interiors for a beachfront home in the Bahamas.

 

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BRADLEY STEPHENS

FOUNDING PARTNER

Originally from Texas, Bradley moved to New York City to study Interior Design at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After graduating with a Masters in Interior Design, Bradley trained with some of NYC’s most prominent Architects and Designers, including several years in the offices of Deborah Berke Partners Architects. In 2003, he launched his own interiors firm and has since built a reputation among clients, vendors and tradespeople as a talented designer with an honest, highly personable and collaborative approach to design.

In addition to his role in Stephens Design Group, Bradley is a Partner and Co-Founder of Fuigo.  Featured in Architectural Digest and designed by Stephens Design Group, Fuigo is the first 360° business management platform and shared work-space, created exclusively for interior designers. Fuigo's flagship offices are located on Park Avenue in Manhattan's Flatiron District and is the home of Stephens Design Group.

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ANDREW THOMPSON

MANAGING PARTNER

Andrew received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning. After an internship in a New York City architectural lighting design firm sparked a passion for lighting design, Andrew focused the next 17 years of his career designing lighting for residences, hotels, museums and retail stores with some of the world’s most renowned Architects -  including Deborah Berke, Steven Holl, Richard Meier, Pei Cobb Freed, Rockwell Group and Annabelle Selldorf.  His award-winning work can be seen globally and in some of New York’s most iconic structures – including Radio City Music Hall, the MetLife Building, the United Nations Headquarters, Yankee Stadium and the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball for the Millennial celebration.

Andrew joined Stephens Design Group in 2014 and in addition to providing lighting design support, is responsible for all aspects of business operations and staff management.

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JAY BILLIET

SENIOR DESIGNER

With over ten years of professional interior design experience, Jay leads our team of talented designers with the same ease and personable approach that has become synonymous with our firm. After moving to New York City from Minnesota, Jay graduated with an A.A.S. in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Jay joined Stephens Design Group in 2014 and has since completed numerous upscale residential projects in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, including both gut renovations and new construction homes, from Park Avenue to the Hamptons.

 

 
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NICOLE RUGNETTA

PROJECT MANAGER

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ANTOINETTE ALLANDE ANDERSON

PROJECT MANAGER

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LAUREN LEE

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

 
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MICHAEL GERBER

JUNIOR DESIGNER

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OLIA ROGOVA

JUNIOR DESIGNER

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In addition to his role in Stephens Design Group, Bradley Stephens is a Partner and Co-Founder of Fuigo – the first 360° business management platform and shared workspace created exclusively for interior designers.  Stephens Design Group designed the Architectural Digest-featured Flagship offices located on Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Flatiron District in which we now reside.  Fuigo’s 18,000 square-foot Manhattan studio features a full floor of exceptional office space, professional business and bookkeeping support, a comprehensive vendor resource library, multiple conference rooms and a fully-stocked cantina.  Come visit us for a tour!

Fuigo, specially created for interior designers, not only eases their workload but also serves as a hotbed for creative interaction.
— Elle Decor
Fuigo is the best thing that could have happened to our design firm. It has given us incredible resources, strong business plans, and most importantly, the support of experienced Fuigo team members.
— Samantha Goldman, Handin Browne