For two decades, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson has fine-tuned her design aesthetic, which some refer to as”sophisticated cottage.” A graduate of Castleton University then Parsons School of Design, she worked extensively in the industry before taking on her own clients. Today, Tamara is a residential interior designer, author of popular design and lifestyle blog, Nest by Tamara, freelance writer and co-owner of textile and wallpaper company, root cellar designs. Her interiors are a medley of modern furnishings, accessories and eclectic art which she combines with antiques and vintage finds, and they are layered yet well edited to reflect the client’s personality. Tamara uses her astute observations to bring the finest combinations of wares to each project. She is regularly invited to attend, speak and host design-industry events to share her expertise on the subjects of interior design, entertaining, art and the international design markets. Each year, Nest by Tamara blog has been voted top design-industry blog.