If you’ve dined in Boston over the past two decades, you’ve likely seen Stephen Sousa’s work. The star restaurant designer and architect opened his eponymous firm in the late ’90s and now, 14 years later, has an enviable portfolio that includes the area’s hottest restaurants: Blue Dragon and Alma Nove, plus the soon-to-open spots Stephi’s in Southie and Alden & Harlow. We caught up with Sousa in his Fort Point studio to learn more about bringing great restaurant design into the home.
To streamline a 1,000-square-foot South End condo for her clients, interior designer Stephanie Sabbe went a little custom and a little Ikea. Here, she reveals six tips for creating an artfully designed, efficient space on a budget.