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Denise Stoughton | Designer

A collection of new art pieces on Bainbridge island from various artists

New Sculptures in Familiar Places

There’s always something new if you know where to look, if you know how to look. Wholeheartedly embracing the element of delight and discovery of something...

March 11, 2021
A winter wonderland photo of Lynwood Center, on Bainbridge Island, covered in snow

History, community, and art converge at Pleasant Beach

Denise Stoughton takes us on a tour of the history, community, and art that define the Pleasant Beach Village in Lynwood Center...

March 9, 2021
Denise overlooking the puget sound on a back deck with clear glass railing.

Finding Bainbridge

They say, you can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl. Manhattan was home for decades...

February 1, 2021
Denise with the owner of Green Light Garage.

Green Light Garage: The Motherboard

Located in the dusty parking lot of the Green Light Garage which is situated at the innermost cradle of Eagle Harbor, is an old-timey billboard ...

October, 2020
Denise with another woman, scanning over a shared book.

Full Frontal Conversation

It’s safe to say I’m a bit of a Chatty Cathy. I adore the art of conversation and believe dynamic conversation results from the meeting...

August 27, 2020
Denise Stoughton, designer, standing in front of Grestad Interiors

You’re Going to Make it After All

If I have a spirit animal, I’m pretty sure it’s Mary Richards from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Decidedly single, Mary moves to a big city...

August 17, 2020
Denise poolside wearing a sun hat

I'm Still Hot, It Just Comes In Flashes

I still look good in yoga pants, wear my hair long, put on makeup most every day, dress in clothes purchased in this decade...

February 26, 2020
Interior Living Space of Manitou Property

3 Easy Steps to Designing a Beautiful Home

Two-story, waterfront, built in 2006. The main living level is on the upper floor and the lower level features a “daylight basement,” with an entertainment room...

January 27, 2019
Mercury Michael and family photo

Mercury Michael, Heavy Mettle

I couldn't wait to get my hands on Mercury Michael – as an interview subject, of course. For perhaps the two of you left on the island who don’t know Mercury...

September 12, 2019
Denise and Tula (her dog) in bed

Apartment Dwelling Disorder

Apartment-living is different than house-living in many ways. Not least of which is literally having neighbors on top of you. As a noise-sensitive lover of zen-living, I’m hyper-vigilant....

June 15, 2019
Sam Rader and Answer Shack collage

Air Time: Talking Tillandsia with Sam Rader of Valley Nursery

Since becoming a “Modern Air Head,” it seemed I should learn a thing or two about Tillandsia - the tiny beauties for which I’ve designed special planters...

June 11, 2019
Gradma leaning on a Volkswagen Beatle

Gas, Gloss, Gumption (And Grandma)

I’m not going to lie, people: Moving out of my wonderful, westward-facing, waterfront home to live in a “cozy” studio apartment was an adjustment, to be sure....

May 20, 2019
Graffiti saying "Everything has beauty, But not everyone can see it."

Beauty's Where You Find It!

You're a Madonna fan or have been around long enough to remember when she dominated pop culture. You're familiar with the term: Voguing...

March 19, 2019
Interior design photo of bedroom containing bed, bookshelf, and chair

Dumpster Diving and Other Interesting Home Decorating Activities

Bainbridge Island bears little resemblance to the island of Mahattan, which I called home most of my adult life. Yet...

Feb 18, 2019
Headshot of Denise Stoughton playful and smiling

Denise Stoughton: Natural Beauty in Design

Inspired by globe-trotting, day tripping, found objects and high fashion, I've been designing home decor for two decades. Originally from...

Feb 15, 2019

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