Stephanie Simmons, Allied ASID

Stephanie Simmons earned a BS in Textile Marketing from University of Maryland and an Associate’s degree in Interior Design from CCBC. An award-winning designer, Stephanie has over 30 years of experience designing model homes and private residences and has designed homes for some of the nation’s preeminent homebuilders, including Winchester, NV Homes, Mitchell & Best, K. Hovnanian, and Stanley Martin.

Since starting at Karen Renee Interior Design in 2011, Stephanie has focused her talents on residential design and worked on both large and small projects, including many waterfront homes. She brings with her an extensive set of skills and prides herself on creating dynamic, smartly designed living spaces that beautifully reflect their owners’ personalities. Possessing a flair for color and an eye for detail, Stephanie enjoys pulling a design together using architecture, furnishings, fabrics, artwork, and accessories.

From traditional to contemporary, Stephanie has executed a wide range of interiors for clients, while tailoring each design to that individual’s vision and preferences. Her experience in the model home sector has sharpened her ability to maintain flexibility throughout the design process and execute successful designs across a variety of tastes and styles. She’s passionate about the process of developing beautiful, functional spaces based on carefully listening to the client and applying creative and innovative solutions.

Stephanie currently resides with her husband, puggle, and cat in a historic home built in 1911. Renovating their current house and two previous historic residences has provided Stephanie with special insight into and experience with the unique challenges of historic properties. After several years of balancing work with raising kids, volunteering at school, and being involved in sports and dance activities, she now has a daughter attending the University of South Carolina and a son who’s a Terp at University of Maryland. Today, Stephanie is finding ongoing inspiration working in the Severna Park area and developing relationships with her clients to help them create the homes of their dreams. 

Stephanie stepped in and made the entire process very easy. After getting a sense of where we wanted to go with the rooms, and taking inspiration from what we'd already done with the kitchen, she brought us samples that completely nailed the direction we were looking to go. From that moment on, through the actual design process to implementation, Stephanie was a great partner, often going out of her way to accommodate our needs (and whims). She worked seamlessly with our contractor and we couldn't be more happy with the finished results. 

Heidi, Gambrills

Maureen Porto Studios

Stephanie Simmons,
Allied ASID

BS in Textile Marketing
University of Maryland
AA in Interior Design, CCBC

Model Home Merchandising

Winchester Homes
NV Homes
Mitchell & Best