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Interior design for highly sensitive people.

Stephanie Lee Jackson





Sympathetic Magic

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Sympathetic Magic: creating on a symbolic scale what we wish to create on a global one

What Our Clients Say…

"I had a burst of creativity after Stephanie came to my home...she is reliable, friendly, extremely talented and professional. I recommend her highly.

--Irene C., Cheltenham, PA
" I am truly grateful for your kindness, support, clear vision and detailed ideas. My consult with you was invaluable."

--Lisa H., Philadelphia, PA
If you're looking to redecorate, or you or your children need a cozy space that's soothing, comforting and feels delicious and just right, reach out to Stephanie. She is magical.

--Jill P., copywriter and entrepreneur, Denver, CO

"It felt like Stephanie became a member of the family."

--Anna and John B., teacher and student, Dallas, Texas
 For Steph, it's not just about how a room looks at a glance when you first walk into it, but how it feels to use the room on a regular basis.

--S Ragovin, archivist, Philadelphia

Stephanie had clear, practical advice and a partner she trusted -- and her solutions were far less expensive than I had been fearing! She's great at keeping a project moving, and we had substantial improvements in a very short period of time. I’m very happy we did this project.”--Helen H., Philadelphia

Photo: Graffiti on a crumbling wall, of two horses and the word 'Rubble?'


“Startin’ riots with those looks,” said the person behind the counter. “I was downtown last week,” I declared…

Magical Fairyland Patio, With Cat

From Grunge to Gorgeous

March of 2020: lockdown. What I crave more than anything: a garden. What I’ve got: 100 square feet of broken […]

Cat sitting atop a very high bookshelf, looking down with an alarmed expression.

The ONE Biggest Mistake

You don’t have to take down a wall to see radical improvement in your interior design. Just start with the […]

Top row of windows on Dwight Eisenhower Office Building near the White House.

Space, Power and Sexism

When we talk about space, we inevitably talk about power. Those who have power, control the space.This photo was taken […]


  Franny Lou’s extended the kitchen into the space formerly occupied by the children’s corner, where Practical Sanctuary created a […]

Photo of wall heavily textured in beige paint, ceiling with dozens of lighted jam jars

The Obvious Thing

Long ago I had a boyfriend who was prepared for the apocalypse. He kept a bug-out bag in his trunk, […]

All About Sound

Ecstatic dance: rolling around a vibrating floor with a hundred people. It’s how I spend my Thursday evenings. Recently, a […]

four faces looking up, down, sideways, and forward.

Time’s Executioner

Friends with neurodiverse brains have told me that it often feels like they are living in the eternal present. Things […]