About

A native Chicagoan, and recent Southwest Michigan transplant, Jean has built her design firm focusing on each project with careful attention to detail, respect for classic architecture and genuine interest in her clients, their lives and how they hope to use their home.

She originally became nationally known for her unique and timeless kitchen designs and now is known for her elegant and approachable designs for the whole home, with a special affection for the kitchen. Jean’s key design partner is her daughter, Grace Start, who joined the firm in 2016. Jean’s classicism and Grace’s fresh modern vibe create a unique and compelling style that is comfortable, timeless and beautiful.

Family involvement is important to Jean. Her son and daughter-in-law, John and Maura Stoffer, photograph all the firm’s work, her husband Dale, and sons David and Dan and their wives contribute to the business with their unique gifts which round it out and create an environment of creativity and togetherness that is its lifeblood.

The growing team at JSD is a capable group who put clients first, is organized, enjoys working with contractors and is passionate about design.

Jean Stoffer Design’s unique mix of materials, textures and color, combined with an understanding and expert application of interior detailing, scale and proportion has propelled the firm and its work into the national design conversation. It defies trends and provides environments that clients find relaxing, exciting and comfortable.

JSD is the recipient of many design awards. The firm’s work appears in national design magazines regularly, Jean is quoted in newspaper, digital and print articles about design, trends and the business of design on a regular basis. Through Social Media, homeowners and designers around the world look to the firm’s work for inspiration.

JSD’s focus is kitchen design and whole home full service interior design. Although the firm engages in both new construction and remodeling design, old homes are a particular passion. JSD has projects in Chicago, West Michigan, New York, California and many places in between.

In 2018 the firm opened a brick and mortar store “Stoffer Home” in Grand Rapids, Michigan which has become a destination for many. The store opened online for e- commerce in 2019. Jean has curated a collection of home accessories, lighting fixtures, rugs and furnishings that all work beautifully together. Many exclusive lines that were created by Jean uniquely for the shop are available to all who love the aesthetic she has become know for.

With her true passion for beautiful English-inspired kitchens still top on her list., later in 2019, Jean launched her own cabinet line “Stoffer Home Cabinetry” which is designed to reflect the timeless elements and finishes of English inspired kitchens. It is now available on a larger scale to all who embrace this style and desire high quality cabinetry and kitchen design at an accessible price.

If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the inquiry form on our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you!  

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