Meet Our Board of Directors

Stephen Saint-Onge

Stephen Saint-Onge, a Brooklyn, NY based designer, photographer and author of the book NO PLACE LIKE HOME, Stephen believes that "good home design has the power to change lives."

Stephen is known for his home design makeovers working in the media —as well as working with private clients from regular homeowners to celebrity clients such as actors and producers in film and television.   No matter who the client may be - Stephen is all about making their home environments be the best they can be for them and their families.

In the media, Stephen has been a Contributing Home Editor with monthly columns of his own seen by millions of readers in Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle magazines.  He was also part of the founding team for the magazine Cottage Living.  

On television he has been a featured guest and on-air talent on Today, Good Day NY, CBS Early Show, The View, Oprah, Rosie, Jane Pauley as well as being seen on CNN and BBC/Discovery Networks.

Stephen’s design work and expertise has also been featured in other magazines such as House Beautiful, Elle Decor, This Old House, Bedford Magazine, In Style, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens and in newspapers such as The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune to name a few.  

Stephen, a dual citizen of the US and Canada - grew up in Vermont and he saw first-hand the importance of the great outdoors and what the seasons of the garden can offer a young person.  

Today, as a husband and father of two, he believes in the importance of family time and giving our children a chance to enjoy nature and all that it has to offer - from hiking gardening, appreciating our parks or just spending time outside and being without electronic devices.

Key to Stephen’s childhood in Vermont, was the endless opportunities to be outside and he feels his success today is due to being able to tape into this experience and all it taught him.  and enjoy nature. Our young people need to have that touchstone of what nature and gardening can give back to them. Getting our hands in the dirt, prepping a garden space and the anticipation of starting a seed should be an essential part of every child’s life.

How can we ever possibly measure all that a garden gives back to us and the ripple effects it has throughout our lives?    It is experience I’m so grateful for and want every child to have the opportunity to play and learn in a garden.