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Few partners in business are also lifelong friends, but Steph Waterman and Kaz Bell—founders of interior-travel stimuli feed The Stylephiles—are a providential exception. After buying and furnishing separate properties in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, the duo found themselves increasingly infatuated with interiors, decor and design. Harnessing the expertise of their ‘day jobs’—Steph was Steph was previously operations manager for one of Sydney’s leading interior design firms and now consults across a number of leading brands providing specialist sales and marketing services, while Kaz is group marketing director for Ministry of Sound—they quickly developed a multi-platform initiative to feed their aesthetic obsession, a super edit of created and curated content spanning Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and most recently, their website thestylephiles.com.
In three years, the two have amassed a ravenous, highly engaged following; The Stylephiles’ fans ardently comment on, swap and extend the life of content, from travel guides to heavenly greenhouse bedrooms, to practical home storage solutions. The strong global readership reflects the founders’ own lives. With Steph now based in New York and Kaz in Sydney, they’re perfectly poised to pick up on micro-trends in local markets, ensuring their edit is timely, nuanced and internationally irresistible.
It’s best to view The Stylephiles outside preconceived boundaries. As creators of new content, social influencers, design authorities and young businesswomen. That’s why, perhaps, Architectural Digest, Shangri La spa Chi, QT Hotels and Resorts, The Old Clare and Merivale—among others—have already engaged their expertise and audience.
Some people just have it.