Winery in Bolton, Massachusetts, where she was assistant pastry
chef. That was the spark she needed: She readily said goodbye to
a culinary career and enrolled in the New England School of Art &
Design at Suffolk University. After six years honing her skills as a
design assistant and project manager for Boston interior designer
Mark Bombara, in 2004, Rossi opened her own firm.
Her distinct “eclectic contemporary” aesthetic gained Rossi a
loyal clientele, and all her projects, which juxtapose the feminine
and the organic, represent collaboration, compromise, and, at the
core, trust. “You want a room to look stunning, but it also has to
do its job. I always tell my clients, ‘At the end of the day, I leave the
house.’ ” — danielle ossher
photograph by JOEL BENJAMIN
in her own home, Stephanie
Rossi favors white walls to
showcase her ever-changing art.