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Stephen Defibaugh, a partner and principal of Whole House Studios has been practicing Interior Design for 26 years.  Stephen is a graduate of The American College with a Bachelors in Interior Design.  When asked what his design style is, Stephen’s response is:   “Clients do not want my style, that is personal to me.  It is a visual expression of who I am.  My mission for design is to help clients discover their own signature style.  To help them find it, refine it, and make it an extension of their own inner being.  To enhance their lives and express their personalities.”  

Shauna Kucera, a partner and principal of Whole House Studios is a licensed architect.  Shauna has been practicing architecture and interior design for 21 years.  Shauna received a Bachelors of Environmental Design and a Minor in Mathematics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1995 and a Masters in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999.   Shauna has been with Whole House Studios since moving to Savannah in 2002.  Shauna is inspired by the integration of science and beauty that architecture affords, partnering technology and aesthetics to create useful, dynamic spaces that enrich the lives of the occupants.  

Ross DePriest  is originally from Mississippi and has been trained in the art of Interior Design at Park University. His love of interiors has been more than a career choice for several years, and is now a passion for making personal spaces as comfortable, attractive and as unique as possible for each of his clients. When you ask Ross what exactly an Interior Designer can do for you, the answer is never simple. He says: "It's everything from space planning, to color consultations and choosing furniture, fabrics and accessories that speak to who you are and how you want to live". He adds; "I want to create spaces that my clients look forward to living in and sharing with their families. That means I must be able to see their vision and take it to the next level, exceeding their expectations with choices they will love for years to come."


Robert Vargas, a partner and principal of Whole House Studios, has been practicing architectural design and interior design for 24 years, graduating from the New England School of Design BAC in 1994. Robert’s design philosophy is to create unique, timeless architecture based on each clients specific needs. His work takes inspiration from nature and seeks to compliment his clients lifestyle, personalities, and goals. Robert’s goal in all of his projects is to evoke a sense of warmth and richness through a process of layering, juxtaposition, and custom composition.


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