By Mark Ambrogi
For Stephanie Smith, the possibilities for events at the Smith House are endless.
Smith has a two-year lease on the house, which she said many Noblesville residents know as the Kyle House. The house, 444 Lafayette Rd., Noblesville, served as home for other businesses but has been vacant for about three years.
“It’s doubles for an office space upstairs for my business, Madeline Lewis Designs,” said Smith, of her graphic design business. “The bottom level will become an event space where we host anything from baby showers, bridal showers, parties, corporate events. It can be meeting or workshop space. Whatever someone wants to hold here we’re going to try to accommodate them. Right now it’s for a small event, 49 people and under downstairs.”
The Noblesville resident said she is working on obtaining a special use variance and a license to serve liquor.
“So we can expand events so we can hold outdoor events in the backyard,” Smith said. “Hopefully that be up and running by next wedding season.”
Smith said her husband, Scott Smith, a Noblesville attorney, has served as her right-hand man.
Smith said they are finishing up landscaping and interior decor. There are few events already set for August.
“The great thing about Smith House and what is going to see us aside from other event spaces in Noblesville is that we have a very neutral pallet inside,” Smith said. “So really the decor can really fit anything you want. I do interior design, event planning and graphic design, too. Another great thing is about the space is I’m here all the time so I’m your in-staff event design person. That is something not everyone is able to offer.”
Her business, Madeline Lewis Designs, which has stationary, logo design and personal items such as T-shirts and tote bags, has been in business for eight years. That business is named for her daughter Madeline, 8, and her 11-year-old son’s Caleb’s middle name is Lewis. They also have a daughter Eloise, 5.