Designer Spotlight: Shannon Smith

How long have you worked at Indoor City?
In November, it will be 5 years that I've been with Indoor City.

How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?
My personal design aesthetic is very mid-century modern. I love clean lines, simple decor and bright pops of color. Plus - hair pin legs. I LOVE hair pin legs on furniture.

What was one of your favorite projects that you worked on during your time at Indoor City?
It's so hard to pick a favorite! But if I have to... I'd say one of my favorite projects I've worked on during my time at Indoor City would be a model home built by EG Stoltzfus. The colors were so bright and pretty and I was able to sneak in some creativity with materials and tile patterns. I love how it turned out!

What made you want to be a designer?
I have always been a creative person - thanks in huge part to my mom and my grandfather. My grandfather could make practically anything out of nothing. He was resourceful and eco-friendly before it was cool to be. He used to mix all of his leftover paints together to make a new color (usually a light taupey-brown once it was all said and done) just so that he wouldn't waste any paint. Interior Design always felt like the perfect creative career for me and I enjoy how each day and each client bring a different element of design into my life. It keeps my job interesting and fun!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
Fun fact: Besides Pennsylvania, I have lived in Washington state, Ohio, Maryland and I was born in New Mexico. My parents and younger brother (Tanner) still live in WA state, but my older brother (Kyle) and his wife (Larkin) live in Austin, TX. We are all spread out across the country so we enjoy "meeting up" in places for vacations and visits. This year we are vacationing as a family in Cozumel, Mexico! Two years ago we all met up in Kauai, Hawaii!

Describe your perfect pizza?
I looooove pizza. My perfect pizza is pretty simple - Margherita . It has to have fresh mozzarella though!

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