Certifications, Memberships and Degrees

  • Tracey Stephens Interior Design - Awards
  • Tracey Stephens Interior Design - Awards


Sustainability Specialist -National Kitchen and Bath (NKBA) Sustainability BadgeNational Kitchen & Bath (NKBA) Sustainability Badge (2020)
Sustainability Specialist

Demonstrated knowledge of current kitchen and bath industry standards and best practices for creating a healthy home including energy, water and waste efficiency, recycling, up cycling and resource management.

ReGREEN Trained Professional (2013)
ReGREEN Trained Professional ReGREEN training, developed by ASID and USGBC (US Green Building Council), offers a very comprehensive green residential renovation certificate program. I am the first designer in Montclair and Essex County, and one of the first in NJ, to be certified.

Certified Interior Designer, State of New Jersey
NJ CID #21ID00036400 (2008)
I am proud to be a member of an elite group of New Jersey interior designers who have met the state's rigorous requirements as determined by the NJ Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee, under the State Division of Consumer Affairs. My years of professional interior design experience, design school education and level of competency qualify me to be a New Jersey Certified Interior Designer (NJ CID).


  • Associates in Applied Science, Interior Design College,
    Parsons School of Design (1991)

    New York, NY
  • Masters of Social Work, Syracuse University (1981)
    Syracuse, NJ
  • BA, Kirkland College [now Hamilton College] (1976)
    Clinton NY


Allied member, ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) (1993)
Allied member, ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)ASID interior designers are professional project managers who solve space problems for both residential and commercial projects. They create the function and feel you desire by listening carefully to your needs and integrating innovative design solutions with informed selections from the vast universe of product resources and services. Allied members of ASID must pass rigorous industry standards including a combination of accredited design education and full-time work experience. ASID interior designers also keep abreast of environmental safety laws, building and fire codes, accessible design regulations and historic preservation.

Member, NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) (2009)
Member, NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association)The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry. NKBA sponsors the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) the largest trade show worldwide for the kitchen and bath industry bringing hundreds of exhibitors together to showcase new ideas, products, and services.

U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey
Member, U.S. Green Building Council New JerseyUSGBC NJ is at the forefront of changing the way buildings in our state are designed, built and operated. Our goal is to be a leader in promoting the benefits of more sustainable homes, offices, schools, hospitals, theaters, retail spaces and more. ”Green” building makes communities more environmentally responsible and better places to live, learn and work.

Green building is a more than just environmentally conscious. It’s also economically sound. More and more homeowners, corporations, organizations and investors not only prefer more sustainable building practices, they demand them. Green buildings translate to lower utility costs, healthier living, better re-sale value on homes, and higher rents on commercial properties. The future of sustainable building looks bight. And greener by the minute.