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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

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1:1 Video Consultation

- with Monica Stewart, Owner

Monica can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

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Duration55 minutes
Price$550
Consultation typePrivate

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 Experience
"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
Verified by The Expert
"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
Verified by The Expert
"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
Verified by The Expert
"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
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The Misfit House
Athens, GA, USDesigning authentic, timeless homes around what matters most
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Athens, GA, USDesigning authentic, timeless homes around what matters most