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|Credentials:||Associate in Applied Science degree in Interior Design from the Houston Community College
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Houston
Studied art history at Texas Southern University and abroad.
|Associations:||NEWH - Hospitality Network|
|Software Used:||REVIT, Illustrator|
|Honors & Awards:||HAEVP Event Designer of the Year 2011-2012|
|Published & Press:||Contributing Interior Design Writer for EXALT Magazine Houston/Dallas
Featured in Le Rapport Minoritaire Magazine -100 Outstanding Individuals in Design - (p158-p159).
EXALT Magazine Houston/Dallas: Contributing Writer-Home Design
Interior Design Column on Examiner.com
About Signature Designs Interiors & Events
When I was a teenager, I would always rearrange the furniture in the house at least once a week My mom would come home from work shaking her head and smiling Lord have mercy, this child has changed the house again. But she never interfered whenever I had a creative tantrum, even when I painted some of the furniture. I grew up having art, design, fashion and architecture influences all around me. With a structural engineer and entrepreneur for a father, a crafty mother and a very stylish grandmother, I was continuously exposed to design.
I studied art history at Texas Southern University and soon after opened my first business, an art gallery. Soon after, I decided to pursue a career in interior design. I enrolled at the Houston Community College and later obtained an associates degree in interior design. After graduation, I began designing interiors for my friends and family. I developed a craving to learn more about design, so I enrolled in the interior design program at The Art Institute of Houston where I earned a Bachelor of Fines Arts Degree.
Having an extensive background in art and design prompted me to start my own design firm, Signature Design Studio. I believe everyone should enjoy great design and it is part of my mission to make that possible. I love designing colorful and artful spaces and wanted to share my experiences with design enthusiasts, so I created Signature Style, a design and lifestyle blog site whose mission is to make decorating accessible and stylish for all. I have written on interior design, art, event design and styling for Bread & Butter Epicurean magazine and Visions of Art magazine. I currently write design, art and lifestyle articles for Examiner.com and I presently, work for an architect/engineering firm.
From working as an art consultant to an interior designer, I have achieved a broad range of design and lifestyle experience. My feelings for design run deep in my heart, my soul and my blood. I love to create beautiful spaces that people can relate to and not feel afraid to use. Always up on the latest fashion, lifestyle and design trends, I try to incorporate design into every aspect of my life. Dramatic Modern is what I describe as my signature style. Dramatic Modern is cultural and stylish with an appreciation for classical forms and well-made functional objects injected with bold color and wild textures. My background in design was cultivated with various design influences. Ive always admired design, and I knew whatever I decided to be when I grew up it had to be in the creative industry.
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Written by Tonia on Monday, Jun 04, 2012 | Service Provided: Interior Decorating
Shandra really listened to our wants and needs, and she delivered a fabulous design that our family enjoys.
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