Kirsten Steno … CV

Education

My passion for interior design started in my teen years. After finishing BA in Business Languages (English & French) I studied interior design while working as a secretary – and then I finally pursued my dream:

1987-1989
Interior Designer (Classical Letter School – no on-line classes in those days!)
2011-2012
Certified Martha Beck Life Coach (brilliant columnist O’ Magazine)
2012
Life Coach + Interior Designer = House-coach

Interior Design Portfolios

1989-1995
Started my first interior design company: Domus Interiør, Kolding.
1995-2000
My first interior design store: Steno Interiør was a dream come true: A personalized store with focus on interior design, home visits, fabrics and furniture.
2000
Sold Steno Interiør – and established 4 minor companies in House of Steno.
2001-2004
Store plans, designs and development of new shop concepts within the Danish kitchen & curtain industry. Development and establishment of new concepts in office environments at headquarters of Danish companies all sizes – including the award winning hotel, Fakkelgaarden.
2009
Upgrading/adding new interiors to coastal cottages in Denmark. Through workshops, teaching and implementing a new concept: “Cottage with a Heart” for Visit Denmark.

Books & On-line Video Courses

2008
Home With a Heart (The first self-help book on Empathetic Interior Design in Denmark/the world?)
2012
Come Home to Yourself (Self-help book + E-book) in collaboration with BoConcept A/S.
2015
House-coaching – Your Heart Will Take You Home (Video Course)
6 entertaining and engaging sessions on how to create homes and lives, which reflect your personality, re-charge your soul, make you feel safe – and grateful. Same home – new outlook!

Coaching, Teaching, Speaking, Workshops & On-line Courses

2013
Establishing – in collaboration with BoConcept University – an additional course with focus on their international interior design students: BoConcept House-coaching.
2013-2015
Worldwide training/coaching of interior designers, sales staff and store managers for BoConcept International in the following countries: Japan, USA, , Colombia, Peru, Germany, Belgium, England, Sweden and Denmark.
Topic: “Adding value to the company, clients and yourself by serving others – confidently & wholeheartedly”
2013-2015
40 Trend Talks for BoConcept International worldwide:
San Diego, , Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Cambridge/Boston, Washington, Detroit (USA), Vancouver (Canada) Hamburg, Regensburg (Germany), Brussels (Belgium), Tallinn (Estonia,) Riga (Latvia) , London, Guildsford, Wandsworth, Kingston upon Thames, Bournemouth, Bristol, Newcastle,  (UK), Bogotá (Colombia), Lima (Peru), Tokyo, Osaka (Japan), Stockholm, Malmø (Sweden), Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Roskilde, Vejle (Denmark)
2013-2015
House-coach Speaking Tours with partners:
Mad&Bolig (Interior Design Magazine) & BoConcept Copenhagen
Feriehjem med Hjerte (Cottage with a Heart): 15 cities along the Danish coast line.
Stockmann & BoConcept: Riga (Latvia),
Living North & BoConcept: Manchester (UK)
Garant (30 concept stores providing curtains & flooring ): 5 cities in Denmark
2015-
”How to Come Home –  to Your Soul” : Global Workshops in collaboration with corporate and church organizations.

For more information on upcoming seminar, speaking events and workshops check Events.

Personal Information

Born in Vejen, 7th of March 1962
Mother of Nikolai (23), married to Frank and Bonus Mother of Frank’s 2 adult children, Morten and Mona.
Frank, our dog Sally and I live in Kolding in a traditional Danish “60ies Retro Design” house (yellow brick, flat roof) – Frank’s childhood home – which we have “adopted” with love and turned into our very personal Soul Oasis!

Press

My press archive contains few of the first articles from my work and the publishing of my first book. More recent internationl statements/ information and free downloads can be found here

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