With an unwavering attention to detail, Shannon designs every space with a harmonious balance of form, style and function. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (York University, 2010), but her desire to pursue a career in Interior Design sent her back to school to earn her second degree, a Bachelor of Interior Design (Humber College, 2014). After spending what felt like a lifetime in the classroom, Shannon hit the ground running and first emerged in the field as an intern at SRD in 2013. Recognized for her ability to keep each project on time and on budget, Shannon is a natural at fostering strong client relationships and has quickly become an integral member of the team.
Shannon continues to hone her design skills by working alongside her talented colleagues. She finds inspiration from design magazines, new local shops, and within the creative walls of the SRD studio. It has been a long standing dream to work with her idols Sarah and Tommy - and Shannon is proud to say - she’s living it! When she’s not designing millwork or creating furniture layouts for clients, she’s dreaming up décor schemes for her future home that are a reflection of her personality and acquired sense of style. Shannon is currently house hunting with her boyfriend Jon and welcomes the challenge of making sure his style doesn’t get lost in the mix!
Q & A
SHANNON'S DESIGN EQUATION:
|Martha Sturdy Floating Square & Rectangle Table||Apparatus Studio Cloud Pendant||
Gubi Beetle Lounge
THING YOU WOULD BUY FOR YOUR HOME IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT
A Martha Sturdy Floating Square & Rectangle Table! The movement in the resin surface is to die for!
BEST DESIGN BARGAIN YOU BOUGHT FOR YOUR HOME
A Chippendale arm chair was collecting dust in a friend’s shop, so I thought I’d take it off his hands and breathe new life into it!
FAVOURITE DESIGN PERIOD/MOVEMENT
I'm one for the details when it comes to design, and I have always admired the bold graphic nature of the Art Deco period; the geometric forms, the layering of textures and the timeless elegance will always inspire me.
IF YOU WERE A FABRIC, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
Linen has stood the test of time, and wherever possible, I will ensure it features an animal print. You'll always find me sporting some type of fashion accessory in a fun animal print!
FIRST DESIGN MEMORY
My mom let me pick my own fabric for window treatments in my childhood bedroom and she even let me go as far as painting my own mural on a wall!
NEUTRAL/COLOUR DESIGN RATIO?
60% neutral / 40% colour
50% traditional / 50% contemporary
NEXT DREAM VACATION DESTINATION
Iceland! Oh the scenery!
MY STYLE WOULD BE DESCRIBED BY MY COLLEAGUES AS...
Simple, clean lines mixed with modern textures. For me it’s all about form meeting function - without being too serious!