Hi, I'm Isabel Stover.
Creator, environment curator, jazz singer with a rich & unique perspective in interior design

In the realm of design, there exists a delicate dance between functionality and beauty, where spaces are not merely built, but curated with stories waiting to be told.

Picture this: a bustling jazz club in San Francisco, the air thick with anticipation as the band takes the stage. As the notes of a saxophone fill the room, I can’t help but marvel at the parallels between music and design – the rhythm, the harmony, the way each element comes together to create something truly magical.

For me, the journey began long before I ever set foot in a jazz club. Growing up amidst the lush landscapes of New Haven, CT, I was captivated by the beauty of nature and the elegance of architecture. But it wasn’t until later in life, during my college years at Boston University, that I discovered my love for both design and music.

While my peers were hitting the books, I was busy dreaming up floor plans and drafting designs in my head. But it wasn’t just buildings that captured my imagination – it was the idea of creating spaces that resonated with emotion, that told a story, that inspired and uplifted those who inhabited them.

At the same time, I found myself drawn to the world of music, particularly jazz. There was something about the spontaneity, the improvisation, the way each musician brought their own unique voice to the table that spoke to me on a deep level. So, I did what any aspiring jazz enthusiast would do – I joined a choir, belted out tunes in local clubs, and immersed myself in the vibrant music scene of Boston.

Fast forward a few years, and I found myself in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I continued to pursue my passions for both design and music with equal fervor. From designing sleek penthouses to performing on stage with talented musicians, I found myself constantly inspired by the connections between these two seemingly disparate worlds.

But it wasn’t until a particularly memorable performance at the Boston Public Library courtyard that I truly understood the power of bringing design and music together. As we played, the stone enclosure of the courtyard created a mesmerizing sonic resonance, elevating the music to new heights and infusing the space with an undeniable sense of magic.

In that moment, I realized that design and music are more than just creative outlets – they’re expressions of the human spirit, vehicles for emotion and connection, and powerful forces for positive change in the world. Whether I’m designing a space or performing on stage, my goal is always the same: to create moments of beauty, harmony, and inspiration that resonate deeply with those who experience them.

So, to all the dreamers, the creators, the music makers, and the design lovers out there, I invite you to join me on this journey of discovery. Together, let’s explore the boundless possibilities of design and music, and celebrate the incredible ways they intersect and intertwine in our lives.

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