Shirley is our wonderful and charismatic Design & Studio Lead. She brings a wealth of knowledge and freshness to the Design Team and we are glad to have her! She always greets you with a smile and friendly, “How are you?” You’ll be confident knowing that Shirley will “surely” get the design job done right on your home! Get to know Shirley below!
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? I would make art!
What fictional place would you most like to go? Shangri-La
Look at your last song listened to on your phone. What is it? River – by Leon Bridges
My favorite word in the English language is? “Mom”
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what movie and why? Ooh, this is tough! I have such a long “Favorite Movies” list… Maybe “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, because it reminds me of a time I watched it with my dad and I had never seen him laugh that hard before. I LOVE remembering that!
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What did you want to be when you grow up? I’ve been a “Designer” from about age 8! I remember helping my friend re-arrange her bedroom furniture so that she would have more “room”, and her mom loved it !
Where would you spend all your time if you could? At the beach or on a big sailboat – anywhere on or near the water.
What is one of your favorite smells? Babies, especially mine..!
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? Maybe some version of my middle name, which is Elizabeth..?!?
Who inspires you to be better? I’m inspired by so many incredible designers – (too many to list), but my kids also inspire me. I hope to also inspire them – to always pursue their dreams, and to never give up!
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? Creating beautiful spaces.
What are some small things that make your day better? A.M. Yoga, meditation, and my morning matcha tea latte. Also, feeling like I accomplished something meaningful during the day.
What’s a typical day like for you at work? Ha! There is no typical day, which is why I LOVE this industry!
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job? I don’t know if this is considered a “skill” but I have a very even-keeled disposition. It really helps when stress levels rise.
What do you love most about your job? I really love that every day we are helping our clients build their “dream homes”! Their excitement is so contagious!!