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New York designer helps divorced dads turn bare-bones bachelor pads into homes

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New York dad Eric had no idea how to set up a new home after he was divorced three years ago. He moved into a one-bedroom flat in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and needed help figuring out how to make it warm and welcoming for his three sons.

“I moved into an apartment with literally nothing — only my clothes and no furniture at all. My kids were coming to stay with me and all I had was an air mattress for them,” he said.

Fortunately, Eric (who asked that his last name be withheld) heard from a friend about Stacey Herman and her Stripe Street Studio, the first design firm that specializes in interior design, home set-up and organization for divorced dads.

Herman is used to hearing from divorced fathers who have only a mattress and a few pots and pans, and she’s made it her mission to turn bare-bones bachelor pads into comfortable, personalized family homes.

“I needed help with how to start a new chapter in my life. I needed to start over and I had these wonderful children who needed love and attention. I was looking… [for] someone who could help me put together a home life for my children. They needed and deserved a home where they could have their own space, where there was food in the pantry where I, as a father, could build a life with them. Stacey was the solution,” Eric said.

From initial consultation to installation, Herman provides design and organizational support down to the smallest detail.

“We do everything from furniture down to the vegetable peeler,” she said.

Based in New York and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Herman, 50, launched Stripe Street Studio in 2020 after a significant number of divorced dads contacted her at her other firm, Fluid Design Relocation, which specializing in private homes around the US and creating custom pieces for corporate entities.

To date, Stripe Street Studio has designed homes for nearly 50 clients all over the country, living in both apartments and houses. The men are of all ages, and their children range from........

© The Times of Israel

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