It’s International Women’s Day and These 9 Female Entrepreneurs Are Worth Following!

It’s International Women’s Day and These 9 Female Entrepreneurs Are Worth Following!
Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg, Interior designs by Tanya Smith-Shiflett

Text by Holly Seng

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day this year by highlighting 9 female entrepreneurs we’ve featured over the past year. From artisans to interior designers, these women combine their love for bringing beauty into the home with business savvy to create one-of-a-kind spaces and products for their clients. Take a look at the list below and be sure to celebrate the special women in your life as well! 

Jenny Steffens Hobick – JSH Home Essentials

Photography and interior designs by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Textile designer, owner of online store JSH Home Essentials, and blogger Jenny Steffens Hobick captures the best of classic style in both her product offerings and home décor. Tour her 1940s Cape Cod-style cottage in our Autumn 22 issue and visit her website to peruse her seasonally driven collections of pillows, table linens, wrapping paper, and more.

Kristie Shelton – Kristie Shelton Studios

Photo Wall
Photography by Jessica Shelton, Artwork and gold-leaf frames by Kristie Shelton

Texas interior decorator Kristie Shelton redirected her creativity into painting the beloved antique pieces she’s collected and adorned homes with for years. In addition to pretty still life oil paintings and prints, Kristie offers gilded frames. Pick up a copy of our Winter 23 issue to learn more and visit her website to see her latest works of art.

Leigh Misso – River Brook Design & Construction

Photography by Laurey Glenn, Interior designs by River Brook Interiors, Construction by River Brook Design and Construction

Co-owner of Birmingham, Alabama-based, River Brook Design & Construction, Leigh Misso works with her husband, Kevin, to offer full plan development, interior design services, construction, project management, and interior furnishings to their clients. See more of this kitchen in the Q+A with the homeowner or pick up a copy of our Autumn 22 issue. 

Lisa Kahn – Finding Sanctuary by Lisa Kahn Designs

Dining Table
Photography by Brie Williams, Interiors by Lisa Kahn, Styling by Frances Bailey

For interior designer Lisa Kahn, achieving the ideal aesthetic for any home means creating a place of sanctuary. “What sanctuary is to us is the creation of peace around us that inspires peace inside us,” she says. Tour this Florida guest cottage in our Summer 22 issue.

Pamela Harvey – Pamela Harvey Interiors

Photography by Native House Photography, Interior designs by Pamela Harvey

Known for her modern take on traditional, interior designer Pamela Harvey blends classic silhouettes and timeless pieces with a touch of glamour and colorful panache. Pick up a copy of our Spring 23 issue to see how she brought this historic home into a new era—without erasing the old.

Sara Fitzgerald – Sara Fitz

Corner Bench
Photography by Angel Tucker, Interior designs by Mackenzie & Company, Wallpaper by Sara Fitz

With charming New England as her muse, watercolor artist Sara Fitzgerald captures the region’s iconic motifs in whimsical depictions available as paper products and home goods. See the full feature in our Spring 23 issue and visit her website to shop her delightful designs.

Sarah Hayes – Sarah Hayes Architecture & Design

Outdoor Table
Photography by Kelsey Glading, Design and styling by Sarah Hayes

When it comes to designing a home, interior designer Sarah Hayes draws from her background in architecture, furniture design, and art to thoughtfully create spaces that blend classic beauty with modern livability. See how this Maryland porch receives a modern makeover with a vintage twist. 

Susan Currie – Susan Currie Design

Dining Table
Photography by Sara Essex Bradley, Interior designs by Susan Currie, Architectural designs by Brian Gille

Interior designer Susan Currie is drawn to color and texture, expertly combining them to craft spaces that are both fresh and inviting. Tour her New Orleans abode in our Spring 23 issue.

Tanya Smith-Shiflett – Unique Kitchens & Baths

Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg, Interior designs by Tanya Smith-Shiflett

Offering a bespoke approach to kitchen and bathroom design, interior designer Tanya Smith-Shiflett, founder of Unique Kitchens & Baths, balances form and function to her designs. Pick up a copy of our Winter 23 issue to see more of this Maryland chef’s kitchen.

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