about us

what we believe

We believe that the home we live in and share with our friends and family should reflect our personal taste and style, and should be comfortable, functional, and inviting. We can help you create a home that perfectly reflects the most stylish and polished version of you!

The building and renovating process can be overwhelming and filled with large and small decisions. We believe that it is wise to invest in professional assistance to create a space with beautiful form, and practical function. We regularly collaborate with builders, contractors, painters, and other professionals to create your dream home!

Interior design is a process, and we are experts at managing all of the moving parts from start to finish.

Many of our clients choose to have us work with them from start to finish and handle the entire design process, from "Blueprints to Bath Towels". Our goal is to help you create a home that you love!

Principal Interior Designer, Associate ASID

Mikaelah Seifrit, Associate ASID, has over 18 years experience in every facet of the interior design, home renovation and building process, and she has an extensive background in the home furnishings industry as well. This includes: Working with Builders and Architects, Residential and Light Commercial Interior Design, Custom Furnishings and Visual Merchandising, and Corporate Level Training and Management in the Furniture Industry, as well as Real Estate. With her husband, Brian Seifrit, Mikaelah is mother of two teenage boys, Bo and Joel. Residing in Bluffton SC with their three rescue dogs, outside of work Mikaelah enjoys gardening, volunteering in her church, and exploring the outdoors and boating with her family. Mikaelah prioritizes God first, family second, career third and attributes these simple priorities to her continued success. Originally from the North Central region of West Virginia, many years ago Mikaelah integrated with her family into the Lowcountry region of South Carolina, and she adores the classic Southern charm that comes with it. Through Southern Grace Interiors, Mikaelah has created opportunities for other talented designers to be creative and collaborate in a positive workplace, toward a common goal of improving both homes and communities with excellence, compassion, and professionalism. She believes integrity and honesty lead to lasting business relationships.

mikaelah seifrit

Principal Designer



our team

Erin Hoover Stephens

Senior Lead Designer

Junior Interior Designer 

Erin Grace is a passionate interior designer hailing from the beautiful state of West Virginia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture and minors in sustainable design, landscape architecture and entrepreneurship. In addition to her list of minors, she is also accredited as a LEED Green Associate and has taken a special interest in sustainable design and living. Erin's design approach is driven by her belief that every space should tell a unique story and reflect the personality and aspirations of its occupants. She aims to transform spaces into havens that promote well-being and reflect the essence of the individuals who inhabit them. With a strong tie to sustainability and a passion for creating harmonious living environments, Erin Grace uses her innovative and thoughtful approach to elevate spaces, touch lives, and bring natural splendor to every project she undertakes. Outside of work, she enjoys long walks with her rescue pup, Jasmine, cooking and exploring the beauty of the Lowcountry. 

Erin Adkins

Junior Interior Designer



Born and raised in Ohio, Alexis graduated with an interior design degree from Bowling Green State University. She began her career as a design consultant focusing in kitchen and bathroom cabinet layouts and fixture selections. She aims to create beautiful spaces where people can enjoy, relax, and truly feel at home with her design. She has always loved the lowcountry, having traveled there with her family on many vacations. She thought it was time to make the move and pursue her design career in the South. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors exploring, traveling, and visiting farmers markets all with her golden retriever, Honey.

Alexis Dials

Junior Interior Designer



As a native of Nashville, TN Erin earned a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She then made her way further south to Bluffton, SC to pursue her career in high-end residential and boutique hospitality design. Erin’s design philosophy Is based on a comprehensive understanding of the client’s needs, desires and expectations executed with the highest level of quality. She believes every project should reflect the personality and values of the individual while still standing the test of time. In her free time, Erin enjoys cooking and she and her husband, Chris enjoy archery and low country hiking trips with their 2 dogs, PB and Jules.

Senior Lead Designer



Stephanie has a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from Philadelphia University and a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design, which is where she fell in love with the Lowcountry. She began her career in Commercial Interior Design in the NYC metro area before moving with her family to Bluffton to take advantage of Lowcountry living. Stephanie is an organization mastermind and loves coordinating all of the many moving parts of our design projects, behind the scenes. As our Operations Manager, she facilitates ordering, receiving, vendor relationships, and project tracking. Stephanie loves spending time with her family, visiting local historical sites, enjoying the outdoors, and decorating her newly-built home in Bluffton. She believes that good design should be available to everyone, and seeks to help create spaces that reflect the homeowner's lifestyle and personal taste through her work with Southern Grace Interiors.

Stephanie McCartney

Operations Manager



Junior Interior Designer 

Lisa believes beauty lives in the details and begins with a clear design vision. Lisa’s design aesthetic lends heavily on building a trusting and authentic relationship by learning her client's preferences and living style. This produces great design and a cherished space they can come home to. Lisa has spent most of the last 20 years designing and managing luxury new construction and renovations in Park City, Sun Valley, and Miami. Her work has been published in Utah Style and Design, and Salt Lake Magazine. Lisa, her husband, three children and yellow lab, Honey, are thrilled to have relocated to the Lowcountry. She can be found on almost every golf course rooting on her boys, as well as the sidelines of the tennis court cheering for her daughter. Lisa brings many years of experience to Southern Grace Interiors, and looks forward to helping their clientele create their dream Lowcountry home!

Lisa Kuemmel

Senior Lead Designer



Tara Mediate brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the world of interior design. Having spent the majority of her life in the Metro Atlanta Area, she originally hails from Connecticut. With over 25 years of expertise in retail display, staging, and interior design, Tara has successfully tackled a wide array of projects, ranging from city dwellings to picturesque coastal properties. Her professional portfolio includes collaborating with builders on both renovation projects and new builds, as well as working closely with clients to curate selections for new construction. Tara thrives on the thrill of a renovation challenge and specializes in crafting transitional spaces that seamlessly blend functionality and aesthetics. What sets Tara apart is her exceptional ability to truly listen to her clients' desires and translate their vision into stunning design realities. She takes pride in making the design process easy and enjoyable, ensuring that each client's dream space comes to life. Beyond her design expertise, Tara's personal connection to Hilton Head Island adds a unique dimension to her story. She once owned a summer home in Hilton Head and is now fortunate enough to call this beautiful island her permanent home. During her free time, you'll often find her enjoying  the company of her husband at the beach and cherishing moments spent with her sons.

Tara Mediate

Senior Lead Designer



Amanda's journey began amidst the charm of Savannah, Georgia, where she cultivated her passion for design and earned her Bachelor's Degree from The Savannah College of Art and Design. With a rich tapestry of experience spanning numerous years, Amanda has honed her craft in both high-end residential and commercial design realms.

Driven by a belief that design should be a true reflection of one's personality, Amanda infuses her creations with a palpable sense of joy. Her design aesthetic embodies serenity and functionality, punctuated by subtle bursts of color and texture that elevate any space. With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to quality, Amanda effortlessly curates environments that exude sophistication and comfort.

Beyond the world of design, Amanda finds solace in simple pleasures. Whether strolling with her beloved dogs, indulging in the nostalgic crackle of vinyl records, or enjoying family movie nights with her husband and children, Amanda embraces life's moments with warmth and enthusiasm.

In her role at our esteemed interior design firm, Amanda brings not only her unparalleled expertise but also her infectious energy and creativity, ensuring that each project is a true reflection of our clients' aspirations and dreams.

Amanda Connor

Senior Lead Designer



Robin's journey from St. Louis to the South in the Lowcountry is a fulfillment of a lifelong dream. With over 23 years of experience in home renovation and new construction, specializing in Kitchen and Bath design, she brings a wealth of expertise to our team.

Collaborating closely with clients, architects, and builders, Robin excels in creating beautiful new spaces and revitalizing old ones. She thrives on infusing fresh and unexpected elements into tired interiors, embracing both the excitement of new builds and the challenge of rejuvenating existing spaces.

Previously, Robin successfully owned and operated a retail home furnishings and accessory store for eleven years. When she's not transforming homes, you can find her indulging in her passions for baking, floral arranging, and spending quality time with her husband, her adult daughter, and their cherished German Shepherds, Hilde and Sigmund.

In every project, Robin's goal is not just to design spaces, but to craft unique narratives and evoke emotions, turning houses into true havens. With her expertise, creativity, and dedication, she continues to shape the world of interior design, one inspired creation at a time.

Robin Bretz

Junior Interior Designer & Cabinetry Specialist



Senior Lead Designer

Junior Interior Designer & Cabinetry Specialist

Dee Newman

Accounting & Bookkeeping



Accounting & Bookkeeping

what makes us different


Service with excellence, and creative design perspective are what to expect from us.


Choosing the perfect colors for your home décor can be intimidating. We make the process easy and fun!


Our commitment to providing honest and transparent services ensures there will be no surprises when your bill arrives.


We know where to find the best manufacturers, products, and value to save you time and money.


Through our sister company, Grace Home Decor, we offer custom made drapes, furnishings, decorative accents and more.


Our decades of experience enable us to serve you with excellence.