About Home Stratosphere

Home Stratosphere covers everything about the home with an emphasis on interior design, home décor and architecture. We also cover home financing, furnishings, exteriors, landscape design, food and gardening.

Who We Are

Emily Bahe, B.S. Interior Design – Editorial Contributor

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Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in interior design from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) in 2008.

She has held multiple professional interior design positions since 2008 that involved conceptual design and execution with several leading design software tools and platforms.


In addition to joining Homestratosphere.com she is currently doing and has the following professional experience:

Graphic Designer | byBAHE
October 2014 – Present
Freelance graphic designer: Etsy

  • Wedding packages (including save-the-dates, invitation packages, programs, menus, etc.)
  • Invitations for all occasions
  • Logo design
  • Custom projects

Sr. Interior Design Professional | HOK
February 2014 – August 2018

  • Senior level interior designer for professional and college level arena and stadium projects, collegiate recreation centers, and hospitality projects
  • Designed presentation collateral for projects
  • Proficient in drafting and modeling programs including: Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically inDesign and Photoshop

Interior Designer III | HNTB
June 2008 – January 2014

  • Mid-level interior designer for professional sport, corporate, and government markets
  • Designed presentation collateral for projects
  • Proficient in drafting and modeling programs including: Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically inDesign and Photoshop

Rachel Presser – Writer

Rachel Presser

Rachel Presser is a crazy toad lady from the Bronx who was exiled to New Jersey, spending a significant chunk of her youth where all the hideous 1970s couch covers and avocado shag carpeting went to die.

Upon escaping the sea of brown and founding Sonic Toad Media, she decided to devote her time to writing from the fantastically-preserved Googie artifacts in LA and former speakeasies in Chicago, to forging new game worlds in the tea lounges of Taipei and Tokyo. She can be found at game jams, hardcore shows, vaporwave dance parties, and petting amphibians on a sensible corner loveseat.

Alice Mesa – Writer

Alice Mesa, vegan writer and chef

Alice Mesa is an environmental scientist turned foodie. She followed her heart away from a 10-year career in the water quality industry and into the kitchen, where she spent the next few years as the owner and operator of a handcrafted vegan chocolate business. Alice combines her passion for cooking with her vegan lifestyle by creating and writing about dishes that are not only delicious but plant-based as well.

April Freeman – Writer

April Freeman, cook and writer

April Freeman enjoys creating all kinds of recipes for her friends and family from her country kitchen in Middle Tennessee. She and her family raise beef cattle, chickens, and all sorts of fruits and veggies on their farm, and she specializes in featuring farm-fresh foods in the recipes that she creates and serves.

April says that her slogan is “Are you hungry?” and she feels that one way of showing love and connecting with others is to serve delicious favorite foods to others. Her favorite thing to cook is pies of all kinds.

Home Stratosphere Awards

We’re an award-winning interior design and décor blog. We’re very proud of the awards granted to our publication. Here’s our list.

1. 2020 “Leading Interior Design Blog – Canada” by AI Global

Award badge - 2020 Leading Interior Design Blog - Canada

2. “Most Outstanding Home Décor Inspiration Website 2019” by AI Global?

Award badge to Home Stratosphere for

3. Best Kitchen Design Blog (2019) by IDS

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International Decorative Surfaces awarded Home Stratosphere the distinction of “Best Kitchen Design Blog” in 2019. Read all IDS awards here.

4. 54 Interior Design Blogs to Inspire by Cafe Culture+Institu

Top interior design blog award by Cafe Culture + Institu

See the award here.

5. Top 50 Canadian Interior Designers You Must Follow [2018]” by Paint by Muzzy

Since we’re headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we made the list for top 50 Canadian Interior Designer blogs.

Top 50 Canadian interior designers award for Homestratosphere

See the mention here.

6. “Top 100 Home Improvement Blogs to Follow” by Luxury Home Stuff

Top 100 home improvement blog award issued to homestratosphere

See the list here.

7. “Top 100 Most Influential Interior Design Websites of 2015” by Tiffany L Shop

Top 100 Most Influential Interior Design Websites includes Home Stratosphere

See more here.

8. “100+ Best Home Design & Decorating Blogs” by What Pixel

This is a huge list of the best Home Design and Decorating blogs, but we’re definitely proud to be included.

See the full list here.

9. “6 Best Home and Décor Blogs for Inspirational DIY Ideas”

We’re thrilled to have made the very short list of “6 Best Home and Décor Blogs for Inspirational DIY Ideas” by the prestigious furniture store Wholesale Furniture Brokers.

10. “Best Interior Design Blogs: Top 100 Influencers You Need to Know If You Love Design”

OZBlinds included Home Stratosphere in its list of “Best Interior Design Blogs”. You can see the list here.

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11. “Conseiller en Décor” (Decor Advisor)

Conseiller En Decor Award for Home Stratosphere

We were recognized as a Conseiller en Décor (Decor Advisor) by Largou Rugs.