Interior designer and owner of Curiosity.
Katie DeStefano knew early on what her calling in life would be. “In sixth grade, I told my mom that I was going to be an interior designer, and I never looked back,” she says. DeStefano also runs a home-goods store, Curiosity, which she recently relocated, along with her design studio, from Federal Hill to Harbor East. With a client roster that includes Dr. Oanh Lauring of Lauring Dermatology and Bronwyn LeGette of Hyperspace, she says finding cheap things isn’t the goal, but great deals are never unwelcome. “Finding a great deal on one thing will give you a little more to spend on something you really want,” she points out. “You can fool the eye by pairing a splurge with a steal. It’s the same idea as wearing a Gap shirt with Tory Burch heels.”
Left, clockwise from top: Stay Calm canvas painting ($1,500) by Catherine O’Connell. Geometric throw ($150) at Curiosity. Sofa ($1,525) at Su Casa. Sweater pillow ($34.99) at Target. Dotted yellow pillow ($148) at Curiosity. Yellow pillow ($16.99) and purple square pillow ($12.48) at Target. Accent tables ($79.99/each) at Target. Silver bug ($32) at Curiosity. Purple vase ($7.48) at Target. Large ($12.99) and small ($9.99) jellyfish paperweights and yellow and green paperweight ($5.99) at Home Goods. Chevron rug ($322) at Su Casa. Stanley Furniture end table ($695) at Dream House Studios. Carpet tiles courtesy of FLOR.com. Additional items listed on page 165. Items not listed are stylist’s own.