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The Misfit House

Athens, GA, US

Monica Stewart's design practice is based on the belief that your home should be a place where peaceful memories are made. Her interiors are authentic, timeless, and centered around what matters most.

a kitchen with white cabinets and black counter tops
a kitchen with gray cabinets and a window
a kitchen with a table and chairs in it
a kitchen with a stove top oven sitting next to a counter
a bathroom with two sinks and a large mirror
a kitchen with marble counter tops and white cabinets
a kitchen with a marble counter top and white cabinets
a bowl of eggs sitting on a counter in a kitchen
a dining room with a table and chairs
a living room with a black table and a picture on the wall
a kitchen with a center island with stools
a kitchen with a rug in the middle of the floor
a kitchen with a stove top oven sitting under a window
a bedroom with two beds and a desk
a black and white bathroom with two sinks and mirrors
a living room with a couch a table and a kitchen
a kitchen with green cabinets and wooden floors
a kitchen with green cabinets and marble counter tops
a bathroom with a sink, mirror, and shower

About

Based in Athens GA, The Misfit House is a full-service interior design firm founded in 2016 by Monica Stewart. The ethos of The Misfit House is that our homes, whether big or small, elaborate or simple, rustic or modern, should be a peaceful place where we make our most special memories.

Monica Stewart is also the founder of a lighting company, Evolve Lighting Co, which was created with the same ideals of authentic materials and lots of vintage.

"Our family moved many times throughout my childhood and always into houses that were mostly furnished and without option of renovation. Despite faded wallpaper, electric green shag carpet, and orange plaid scratchy sofas, my mother arranged and rearranged until it felt like home.

Growing up in misfit houses inspired me to pursue helping others enjoy their homes. We approach every project by beginning with a source of sentiment and inspiration because meaningful authentic homes are timeless. We build our designs around what matters most." - Monica Stewart

The Misfit House

can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Styling (walls, sofas, beds, surfaces etc.)
Paint and wall treatments
Fixtures, finishes & trims
Drapes and window treatments
Construction & remodel ideas / second opinions
Stores and brands to consider
Cabinetry and built-ins
Exterior design
Floor plan layouts
Guidance/second opinion for other professional designers
Career advice / mentorship for aspiring designers

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, The Misfit House can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you'll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!

Client Testimonials

"Monica at The Misfit House far exceeded our expectations! Not only was it a dream to get to meet someone you admire so much for their gorgeous design aesthetic but she took the time to thoroughly review our background document before the call and showed up with THE BEST recommendations and insights. My husband and I were both floored by her immediate understanding of our space and the way she balanced the pace of the call with her amazing recommendations. Thank you, Monica and The Expert!"
Erin S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"My time with Monica was so productive and I can't wait to implement her great ideas! She came prepared with a list based on what was uploaded onto the Expert website and we had a chance to thoroughly go through all the options for my questions. She had so many good ideas, source recommendations, and insights from her experience, and was very kind and respectful. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have had some time with her helping me work out some designs. Thanks Monica!"
Sara H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I loved my consultation with Monica from The Misfit House! I was very impressed with how she took the time prior to the call to understand my goals and come up with very specific ideas for my space. I had been feeling really uninspired by my home, and whether or not I’m able to implement everything right away, I feel that I have a new excitement for the possibilities. I already have some fun pieces that we discussed on the way!"
Leslie M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I am so grateful for my time with Monica! I was amazed at how well she understood my project and was able to make wonderful suggestions, both in overall design and also down to specific details. She was able to clear away the nagging complexities and connect some dots for me that will tie the project together beautifully. I am so glad I booked this consultation through the Expert and I now have the confidence and excitement to complete my project. I will absolutely be booking again!"
Marian F.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Sometimes you sit on the fence because you cannot decide if the endeavor is worthy...IT IS! Working with Monica on the pre-construction plans for my new home was critical. Before finalizing the plans for submission, I wanted a pair of expert eyes to find any flaws. Monica was exceptional We discussed the entire home finding areas to reconfigure and capture space. We also discussed fabrics for reupholstery and furniture schematics for various rooms. I will book more time again. Thanks Monica!"
Joanne M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I am beyond thrilled! Monica surpassed by expectations and the consultation accomplished all of my goals and then some. She listened carefully to my design dilemmas. She provided thoughtful, specific suggestions - constantly checking in with me to ensure that we were on the same page. When we ended, I had a complete plan and vision to update my kitchen and eating area. She covered not just the large scale items, but the smaller, still essential touches. I cannot wait to get started!"
Angela P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica is FANTASTIC and I will definitely book her again! She clearly prepared well ahead of our zoom meeting and came ready with tons of ideas and suggestions, all of which were terrific. We covered so much ground in an hour - and then she graciously went beyond the hour to round out her suggestions. She is a kind and thoughtful person who clearly takes great pride in her craft. I came away really excited to tackle this project...thank you Monica!!"
Ricardo T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I loved my experience with Monica. She really took the time to understand not only my frustrations with trying to decorate my house but also, my personality and how my family would live in my new home. I truly think The Expert is a great way to get advice and inspiration from "experts" who we would never otherwise get to have input from. Thank you from Monica Stewart "The Misfit" and The Expert for such a great resource!"
Holly S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica was wonderful! She had so many great recommendations and really helped us elevate our thinking of what is possible with our layout. She prepared for the meeting and shared great resources. Monica provided specifics that will really help us take action. Thank you for all of your time and talents Monica!"
Annie K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I was really torn about whether to do a consultation on The Expert because we are on a tight budget right now, but once I saw the Misfit House had been added to the roster, I knew I had to do it! Monica gave me key guidance on how to think about our space and how to use the pieces that we already have in a way that feels intentional and cohesive. She was very generous with her time and resources, and I appreciated that she had carefully reviewed my slides in advance. THANK YOU!"
Tamanna R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Our home is about to get much more interesting thanks to Monica! She helped us look at our home in fresh new ways (which we desperately needed) and she also validated some choices we were hesitant to commit to. She has interesting, thoughtful, and impeccable taste--we absolutely cannot wait to bring her ideas to life. "
Joclyne C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica was so easy to work with and thought of solutions I hadn’t - I can now confidently finish out a room that was so difficult for me to figure out."
Madelyn W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Wow, that's all I can say. I was really looking forward to our consult with Monica/The Misfit House and she far exceeded my expectations(which I must admit, were high)! We'd been trying to re-do our bathroom for quite awhile and were stuck on design decisions. Somehow, Monica "intuitively" knew what we wanted, needed and added so much more! We came away with many design ideas, resources, ways to put an individual stamp on our project and a Pinterest board to boot. Absolutely incredible! "
Amy G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica was awesome. She gave me great ideas for working with the space I have (rental) and reusing some of my antiques while adding in some new pieces and rearranging. She was mindful of my budget, answered all my questions, and I'm so excited to get started working on the space."
Ravenel R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica Stewart was fantastic! She really made some genius layout suggestions that we cannot wait to implement!! She helped me decide on finishes and odds and ends I had been going back and forth on for months. She also suggested some great products and sources to check out. I really appreciated my consultation with her and would highly recommend her! "
Geneviève S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica gave me great ideas for textiles and colors and was extremely helpful!"
Sally C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Incredibly helpful - time spent reworking a kitchen plan into a better solution. Great sources and info to take away!! "
Claranne L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Such a great experience! Exceeded my expectations. Monica was super prepared and we got through all my questions. She helped me rethink several aspects of my kitchen layout which will really improve the design. She was also so thoughtful about how to strip away a 60s renovation to get back to the original Tudor architecture, which was something I was really struggling with. Thank you Monica! "
Amanda S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I can not believe the amount of ground Mrs. Stewart and I covered in 55 min. My consultation was inspiring and incredibly informative. Mrs. Stewart broke down my project (new build) by category and gave me excellent professional advice, direction and resources. I left our zoom meeting feeling confident, equipped and completely excited. I 100% think this service is well worth the investment. "
Ricki B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica was so lovely to work with. In our short one-hour session, she got a great handle on the feeling I was hoping to achieve in my living room and made wonderful suggestions for room layout and layering the space with color and texture - both things I have really struggled with. We covered layout, furnishings, paint, lighting, decor, and even talked about a new front door and hardware. I feel excited about my space again and can't wait to implement Monica's suggestions! "
Shelley W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"My time with Monica was amazing. I cannot rave enough about this wonderful woman’s guidance and ability to make me feel confident in the plethora of decisions needed to be made when starting a renovation! Her moody and elegant style can’t be beat! Thank you Monica!"
Hilary A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"This was my second appointment with Monica, She is fabulous. After the initial call, I loved and implemented her suggestions for countertop, paint, tile, and fabric. I needed help with the supporting “cast” in my kitchen. My choices needed to make sense, not a collection of random things I like. She not only provided me lots of options, but she helped me to understand how to make it make sense with the adjacent rooms. Her expertise and ability to work with existing layout/cabinets was amazing!"
Angela P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica was so easy to chat with and helped me so much with paint colors, hardware, lighting, and fabric. I am excited to check out her suggestions and feel inspired and more confident in finishing up a few rooms in the house I felt stuck on."
Melissa G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica was absolutely wonderful. We were able to cover a lot of ground about many topics. She gave me great feedback on a current kitchen renovation, including but not limited to cabinet colors, countertops and lighting. She made suggestions on dining room furniture sources as well. Monica gave great suggestions on living room furniture placement I was struggling with. She also made suggestions on how to liven up our entry way. I would definitely recommend her. Thank you, Monica! "
Erin K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"My consultation with Monica was very productive. She obviously looked thru my information beforehand but she also asked questions during our call in order to better understand what I was trying achieve. As the call progressed she began a Pinterest board of ideas - furniture, paint color, fabric - you name it. I can now refer to that board at any time. Very helpful! She made sure I had no further questions before we signed off. I will definitely consider doing this again!"
Sophia T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I was completely blown away! This was an incredibly productive and efficient hour that left us with a clear plan, final resolution to our design dilemma, and resources to execute the vision. Monica was able to quickly review all of our many inspiration photos and mockups, pull the commonalities that we had not seen, and steer us in a clear direction. We left with a plan that hit all the things we loved the most, addressed our concerns, and introducing new ideas that pulled everything together! "
Christine L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica was very helpful with her tips and I liked how show she saved them on a pinterest board. She was generous with her time, provided details for everything (for example: how far out a built in should be/how tall/molding size), helpful with many different suggestions from fabrics, lights, range hood design, furniture/built in ideas, art placement/etc. Paid attention to costs and sizing of items for my space. Thanks Monica for the help!"
Jessica T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Amazing! Monica within me it’s nailed down my vibe and style and hit the boards with kitchen color schemes and ideas that were perfect. Can’t wait to have her complete my whole house. So excited to find her!!! PS - and she is super nice !!"
Joanna M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica is a dream!! So fabulous and so talented. Love working with her and love her style. I’m handing her the keys to my new house. Go girl go!!!!!"
Joanna M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"My consultation with Monica was so helpful to nail down the details of a kitchen renovation. She confirmed the parts of the plan that worked and suggested helpful tweaks for the problem areas. On top of everything, she was so flexible and patient despite a storm that left me with no power and no internet minutes before our meeting! She was determined to make our time together as efficient and productive as possible, and I was able to leave our meeting feeling very confident about my project! "
Katy C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"I am building a new house and just starting the process. I wanted to do a lot of it myself but was getting overwhelmed with all of the decisions and I needed some direction. Monica was amazing. She helped me with a couple of key decisions, gave me some great ideas that I would have never thought of, and was super personable and easy to bounce ideas off of. I am excited to have someone so talented looking at my project, and I will definitely be booking follow up appointments!"
J. R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"We met with Monica prior to any renovations in an early planning phase for a project we plan to do ourselves, over time. Monica weighed in on areas of our indecision, and provided wisdom and resources where needed. It was validating to vet ideas, and to hear new ideas. Simple figures from her seasoned mind in design saved us time in areas we could've been stuck in for awhile. For our home that we plan to be in for a long time, it's an investment to plan and get it right. Thanks Monica!"
Sarah C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was so fantastic, she gave me so many new, fresh ideas that I am excited to pursue. We covered so much in one hour. It was just the perfect confidence boost that I needed to proceed on my project. "
Annie Y.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica had obviously studied the material I sent her ahead of time and gave so much good advice and so many creative ideas I never would have thought of on my own. I was very stuck with regard to my layout, decor and best use of my space and now I feel I have a direction with clear steps and am excited to get started. Needless to say it was a very productive hour!"
Danielle T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"So helpful and thorough! Will definitely be scheduling a follow-up again soon. :)"
Callie K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica has been so helpful and so much fun to work with. She makes me feel instantly at ease and her eye for layout and knack for solutions to design conundrums are particularly impressive. I’m amazed by how much can be accomplished in one 55 minute session!"
Kathleen B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica totally got what we were working towards and had great advice. The best part for us wasn't having our original nitty-gritty questions answered, but Monica's insight and unexpected suggestions. We were planning a costly structural change, but thanks to her help now see a cheaper solution that is also truer to the house. Our session with Monica was money well spent."
Smock A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"This was a great experience, Monica was a lovely person, she teaches you a new perspective in design, helped make new decisions and improve on my choices. I 100% recommend meeting with her! "
Ana L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I cannot say enough positive things about Monica. I have used designers in the Seattle area before and she was levels above in every facet. I was having to combine two interior styles and had almost given up. Monica gave me really great ideas that made a lot of sense. Everything from furniture layout to art to fabrics and window coverings - in one session. It would have taken weeks with a local designer. She tried to understand my preferences and didn't push any "style changes" on me. Go for it!"
Sallie B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was incredible! Working through a floor plan that was difficult, she gave functional and beautiful ideas! I can’t wait to begin our renovation using her plan and to our next call!"
Maryfrances C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Monica had some very creative layout ideas for the small and difficult space that is our kitchen. Also ways to maximize storage and counter space, which were very helpful. Also appreciated her insight into color recommendations for fitting in with older houses and suggestions to improve lighting and overall function. Very thorough and helpful starting point to our renovation process."
Monica M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Our home is old...1920s...and had been empty for three years. Prior to that it had suffered a lot of neglect. But it had good bones. The first project my husband and I wanted to tackle was the kitchen. There wasn't anything to save in the space and we ended up gutting it. I kept staring at the wood studs and just didn't know where to really begin. Enter Monica Stewart of 'The Expert'. She was a wonderful wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience. "
Martha B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"We were so happy our experience with The Expert platform and Monica Stewart. The entire process was seamless from selecting an expert to the post meeting summary. During our consultation, Monica was able to completely redraw our kitchen reno plans to make space for a drop zone, appliance garage, and expansive dining table. She was careful to make budget friendly suggestions, like replacing an existing door with a window. She suggested durable finishes for our young family of five. Thank you!!"
Kelsey H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was thoughtful and thorough. She left me with good ideas and a place to begin. I'm very happy with her help!"
Lori W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"Booking a session with Monica from The Misfit House was the best decision we made to move our renovation project forward. In one, 55-minute session she gave us the guidance and clarity to make decisions on things we’ve been unsure about for months. Monica was able to provide feedback for our mudroom, powder room and new laundry space. We are now feeling confident to bring her beautiful design suggestions to life in our home and make them our own! We will absolutely work with her again."
Megan T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
Verified by The Expert
"There aren't enough words to describe the value I got from a one hour call. Monica gave me examples that I never would have considered and made a lot of sense. It was like she was inside my head and addressed issues I hadn't even brought up. She answered all my questions and then some! I'm very happy that I had some of these issues addressed before we build. I definitely will follow up with another consultation once we start building. This was money well spent!!!"
Marcie D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"My meeting with Monica was incredibly helpful! She helped me make several decisions quickly, and I walked away with a better understanding of how to mix patterns and decide on furnishings for my home. Would highly recommend! "
Lee P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Exceeded my expectations on every level. Monica was so kind, attentive and professional. We really got to talk through my goals and she helped me come up with multiple layouts for a floor plan I want to change & all with the entire time allotted plus more. I even walked away with some great creative ideas, that I wouldn’t have come up with on my own. I highly recommend! And would do again in a heartbeat. "
Suzette D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was amazing. She guided us, gave options and had great sources that she generously shared. Saw solutions that we had never considered. Trouble shot a tricky problem on the spot. So glad we did this. "
Emilee C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Understanding, creative and thoughtful, Monica jumped right in and completely designed a dream space numbering various options to help bring an elegant charm to our kitchen renovation. The hour was packed! She covered more ground in one hour than most in a matter of several design sessions. Truly an incredible designer! Can’t wait to begin our project!"
Maryfrances C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"So great! Monica was super helpful and had awesome ideas for how to rethink some problem areas of the house I’ve been struggling with. I loved working with her. "
Rand M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I am thrilled with how many decisions Monica helped me make in an hour! She was incredibly professional, to the point, and I am so excited about everything that she helped me pick. She knew where it was beneficial for me to splurge and where it made sense to find a great economical option. I have a lot more confidence moving forward with this investment in my home and know that I am going to love my space! "
Connie P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was absolutely wonderful and incredibly patient. My consultation was more about finding cohesion and adding some layers to a few rooms in our home. She provided so many great suggestions and options. I was impressed by how much we were able to cover in our session. I am excited to see where we land and certainly plan on working with her again!"
Elizabeth C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"My consultation with Monica exceeded all expectations. She moved quickly through my (very long) list of design questions and was incredibly helpful sharing resources, specific product recommendations, and had clever storage solutions i hadn’t considered. Can’t wait to book another consultation with her again in the future. Thank you Monica!!"
Eliza K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I have had several sessions so far with Monica and it's been so valuable and worthwhile to have discuss my interior design goals. This is a really great resource for anyone who loves interior design but is paralyzed/doesn't know where to start. I have been stuck for years not being able to make a decision on things and now I have the confidence to move forward with a fresh perspective. I look forward to regularly speaking with Monica - she is a treasure and so talented. "
Lauren H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I've had a few expert meetings with Monica to help make my new build feel more cozy and homey and let me tell you they are worth every penny. I can get very overwhelmed with the design process and Monica really helps narrow things down and give very focused recommendations on what you're trying to achieve. She is very generous with her time and gives such awesome direction for things within my budget. Even just the resources and where to purchase things have made this process so much simpler."
Sarah H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica is so lovely! Her knowledge is vast and she's so generous throughout your time with her. My husband and I are renovating and decorating a house from top to bottom and being able to chat with Monica during this process has been invaluable. I'm so glad she's on The Expert and I know I'll have many more sessions with her as this process continues. "
Kaylie H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I cannot say enough how wonderful Monica is. I have spent the past year -- so much time and money -- trying to fix design issues in my home that came out of a long project with another designer. In two 55-minute calls, Monica has just about solved all of those problems and has given me solutions that have ended up actually saving me more money than both of her calls cost. We finally feel at home in our home -- wish I'd found her sooner! She is so kind, fun to work with, and truly an expert."
G. L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"My hour with Monica was such a dream! She understood the project quickly and stayed thoughtful and thorough the entire hour, tackling a lot of big conceptual moves, and sharing great insight on how to take our project to the next level. She was super generous with her own creativity and quick to give credit to others for further research and inspiration. Her perspective is invaluable - I will absolutely book another consultation with her!"
Kathryn H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica doesn't just "show up" for the 1 hour zoom. She comes VERY well prepared. It was clear that she had taken the time to read my comments and look at all the images I sent. She had SO MANY creative ideas. I can't wait to get this project started so I can see them come to life. My one complaint is that the hour goes by too quickly. I wish I had more time to tell her how much I admire her work...but I selfishly used the whole hour to talk about my house. :)"
Julie B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica is wonderful and covered a lot of ground in 55 minutes. She provided guidance on how to arrange our new living and dining areas in order to maximize seating in a small space. She also gave us great resources for furniture and decor based on our needs."
Sheldon S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I really enjoyed my session with Monica. She really helped me work through my floor plan issues, while offering suggestions for design idea that I never would have thought of. Highly, highly recommend!"
Jamie Y.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was wonderful. I found our conversation very helpful and was so happy I made the choice to consult with her."
Saree S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was so helpful! I appreciated that she reviewed the materials I sent her before the meeting so we could make the most of our hour together and dive right in. She had suggestions that she pulled from in real time and links for sources that she shared. She seemed to get my aesthetic very quickly and I liked all of her suggestions. We covered a lot of ground and I definitely have a clearer vision for next steps than I did before. I have already booked a 2nd session!"
Shaudi L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I came away from my consultation with Monica feeling completely inspired and confident with the styling direction of our new home's entryway, dining room, and living room. There were so many moments on the call where Monica's ideas or solutions for a space were something I never would have thought of on my own but also so organic and suited for the space, my style, and the pieces we already have. I have already ordered several pieces she suggested and can't wait to hunt for others!"
Kelly B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was wonderful. In addition to giving me great decorating advice and sources, she is also highly practical. Her design suggestions were excellent and she even thought of little touches. For instance, I asked her if I should change the chandelier in my dining room. She said not to bother, but to add patterned shades instead. And then she sent me sources on Etsy! That would never have occurred to me, and it's a lot cheaper than replacing a light fixture. I highly recommend her."
RJ M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Spending an hour with Monica is better than Christmas morning as a 7 year old - fast forward to 50! She is a genius and so talented and makes the best use of every precious minute. Her sense of style and color is so fresh and unique. She is a wicked, wicked, talented woman."
Joanna M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica is amazingly talented. She was incredibly helpful and had a ton of wonderful ideas that I am going to implement. I threw a lot at her and she stayed focused and helped me prioritize my huge project. I will be booking time with her again! Thank you!"
Dawnn R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"I should have contacted her awhile ago - all the spinning around in my head for no reason. Monica worked with my current choices but offered great guidance on next steps. I will be booking another session. She was flexible and efficient (!!) and lovely as a person - we covered everything that was a priority. She had a clear POV but also asked me what I liked. The Expert is an incredible service and Monica is a gem."
Felicia S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica is always prepared for the meeting and has wonderful ideas! She can really guide you to create a space that is perfect for you and your family! Also, her guidance will keep you from making a costly design mistake! Best investment you can make is to start by working with Monica! We are grateful."
Lydie J.
1:! Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was wonderful!! She was professional, creative and friendly. I came away from our session feeling completely confident in our ideas for the space! I will absolutely be using her again!"
Danica O.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Designing with Monica is like a shot of dopamine! She’s so talented and puts together the most amazing vision and aesthetic - blessed to have her work on my home. She’s simply the most talented designer!!!!! Hire her !!!"
Joanna M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"My conversation with Monica was wonderful — she understood exactly what I needed help with and I left the conversation feeling confident and ready to tackle the next phase of the project. She was able to offer advise on layout, function, and design. We covered so much in an hour! Definitely a wise investment in our bathroom renovation."
Kern W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"My session with Monica was so very helpful! She listened carefully to all of my concerns and provided thoughtful suggestions on how to address those. She also provided pictures and examples of ways to elevate my kitchen. It was so nice to have a second pair of trained eyes to review my plans. Thanks so much Monica!"
Lisa F.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Cannot say enough about my sessions with Monica. I am blown away by her ability to take all of our jumbled ideas and pull them together into a cohesive, complete vision to create a timeless, special room. Every room we have done with her brings our family so much joy!"
Telia K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was fantastic! We covered a lot in just an hour and came away with a much better idea of what to do with our new home."
Christopher S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Fantastic call with Monica! She is so friendly and helpful. We covered way more ground than I thought we would in an hour and all of her suggestions were spot on. I had some time limitations with my project and she made some great suggestions taking all of my needs into consideration. I also appreciate how thorough she was in making sure that I had all the resources she mentioned during our call. I feel inspired and motivated after our call! "
Lara S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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"Monica was fantastic and I soo appreciated my session with her! I highly recommend her!"
Jane P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Monica Stewart, Owner
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