Shawn Michael Design


Services Provided
Commercial and Residential Interior Design

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Rochester, New York - Western New York State

Business Description
Focused on Commercial and Residential spaces in Western New York State, Shawn Michael Design is a full service Interior Design firm specializing in professional, distinctive, modern design. Educated in the Bauhaus design style at Rochester Institute of Technology, Shawn Michael creates exciting designs that are unique and individual to each project. As your Interior Designer, Shawn Michael Design draws inspiration from the client, the space, and history of location, as well as past experiences. This process ensures each project embraces and represents your project, style and budget. We look forward to working with you to create a beautifully cohesive well planned design that is unique to you and your space.
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Rochester, NY US 
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Shawn OHara 
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26 Pinnacle Rd
1
Rochester, NY 14620 
Shawn Michael Design is following Cambridge City Home Show, NV TRADESMAN,LLC, Jane Linders Feng Shui Photography and TST Mosaic tiles, Inc.
September 12, 2014
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5 Ways to Pare Down Your Stuff — Before It Gets in the Door

Want to free up some room around the house? Rethink gift giving, give yourself a shopping mantra and just say, ‘No, thank you’ to freebies Full Story
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creekwoman2
Appreciate the 'instead of' idea.
September 8, 2014 at 11:07AM     
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annpossis
Amen, Laura! I've made my wishes for no, small, or consumable gifts clear to friends and family, and also give modest and/or consumable gifts that people really need. Or I suggest that we spend $ on a shared experience, like a concert or dinner out instead. Great article.
September 8, 2014 at 11:18AM     
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I highly recommend Kim Smith Photo! Kim is very professional and detail oriented and knows her stuff. Her skills are superb, and you will not be disappointed with the work she performs for you. Read More
   September 10, 2014
Shawn Michael Design is following DesignArts Studio
September 9, 2014
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What a wonderful room! I would add a pop of color such as these red onyx tile. Or a light tile such as these lovely mosaics.

Multi Red Polished Bricks Pattern Mesh-Mounted Onyx Tiles
Stonetileus 10 pieces (10 Sq.ft) of
September 6, 2014 at 6:58PM     
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mjjk
Your room looks great already. And the black brick goes great with your other black accents. Before you add a different stone or brick, maybe just remove your brass and glass doors or just paint the brass black. Then, get an interesting grate. Here are a few suggestions.
September 6, 2014 at 7:17PM     
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Frederic
Love the idea of just getting a new front grate and getting rid of the brass. Much cheaper and quicker!
September 6, 2014 at 8:54PM   
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Shawn Michael Design is following Martha O'Hara Interiors
September 6, 2014
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Absolutely beautiful!
September 5, 2014 at 6:07PM     
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Lia
Simply bright and beautiful! Congratulations!!!
September 11, 2014 at 10:19AM     
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123 Remodeling Inc.
I love the way the room is very open. It seems like an inviting space to cook and spend time with family and friends.
September 12, 2014 at 2:32PM     
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Shawn Michael Design is following Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design, MAKE Design Studio, Apartment 46 for the Home, Courtney Sciotti, Vin de Garde MODERN WINE CELLARS Inc. and 4 others
September 5, 2014
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Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design
Adding larger artwork is right on target. You don't need as much on the walls as you have now. Also, try loosening things up a little. Pull the area rug out a little further along with the coffee table. Place the club chair at a little bit of an angle so it's back is closer to the bookshelves. Think about painting the ceiling in a shade of blue.
September 5, 2014 at 3:44PM     
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smoriyama
Jeffrey Brooks, here it is. What do you think?
September 5, 2014 at 4:28PM     
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Bailey
I think it's because it appears to have vertical hinges that makes it look like 4 doors instead of two.
September 5, 2014 at 4:33PM      Thanked by zoesu
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September 5, 2014 at 6:00PM        Thanked by zoesu
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Ekko Interiors
Beautiful house! I would suggest a dark grey or black for the shutters and a red door.
September 5, 2014 at 5:42PM   
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September 5, 2014 at 5:29PM     
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Ekko Interiors
You need something that isn't too dark to allow for contrast between the rug and the pieces sitting on it. It's difficult to tell colours accurately enough by photos but I hope this helps. I suggest you look for something with a tone on tone colour and a little pattern.
September 5, 2014 at 5:33PM   
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Maureen
I think you may??? have room for a narrow table and art or a mirror above. I would also get a larger rug and turn it in other direction.
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September 5, 2014 at 4:51PM        Thanked by sousou87
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Shawn Michael Design
Yes remove the molding. The marble is clean and modern, the molding has too much detail and distracts the eye. Great room!
September 5, 2014 at 5:10PM     
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NORTH COUNTY TILE & STONE
We vote remove the molding.

Best of Luck,

www.northcountytileandstone.com
September 6, 2014 at 9:23AM     
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sham814
Moulding is gone !
September 8, 2014 at 12:55PM     
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5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door

Find out whether that barn door you love is the right solution for your space Full Story
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nljordan
Neat idea for sliding doors
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Katy Jordan
Because we have a tiny master bath and claustrophic walk-in (barely big enough for hubbie's clothes!), we've decided to get rid of our 30" sink and put a linen closet in its place, then tear down the wall into the closet and put a double sink there. To deal with the lack of closet that would created, we decided we didn't need all the space we had in our bedroom, so we're framing in two reach-in closets where we now have a blank wall (just need to move my dresser). I will SO be putting barn doors on the closets!!! We'll build the openings to a regular size so that if someone wants to put up standard doors later they'll be able to without too much trouble, but the barn door just calls to me. Now to figure out the style to use! I like the idea of the mirrors to bounce some light around (and provide some perspective when getting dressed!) and I really liked the example above, with the separate mirrors put together - much better than the usual mirrored closet doors - which always look very '80s apartment' to me.
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I would paint the cabinets a creamy white, add new hardware then add a dark backsplash such at they did here. Best of luck!
September 5, 2014 at 12:24PM     
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adivra
Clear and organize the visual distractions on all the surfaces and then decide what it is you really don't like. Look at ideabooks and start making lists of likes and don't likes. Figure out how much you want to spend, etc...
September 5, 2014 at 10:02PM     
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Grusby Woodworks LLC.
As others stated, start an idea book so you see what you like. You'll find that you're drawn towards certain styles. It currently seems a bit dark, so lighting it up would help. Understand that painting that oak cabinetry will not leave a smooth painted finish but will show the wood grain through. Other options are refacing or new cabinets. Though I'm biased as a cabinetmaker, shop around a little as I've had clients reface cabinets for more that I would charged to custom make their kitchen. (refacing is new doors and a veneer to cover the face of the cabinet). Stainless can be nice, but there are other options too. Good luck
September 6, 2014 at 4:12AM     
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Door-Stops
Think about adding a door stops after installing your brand new doors. If you look at our collection of door stops your will be able to find many designer door stops in both chrome and stainless steel, that will protect your doors for years to come.

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September 5, 2014 at 12:02PM   
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I would leave the trim and the base. They are a strong design element to the whole house. Stained doors with white trim will look great as Rockin' Fine Finish posted above.
September 5, 2014 at 12:12PM   
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I would suggest painting the sidelites and the frame the same color as the door.
September 5, 2014 at 10:24AM     
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wheaton15
Kas,what is the actual color you picked called....I love it!
September 9, 2014 at 7:02PM   
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kas0919
It's sherwin Williams "Naval"
September 10, 2014 at 4:51AM     
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leelee
Take out shelves and use elsewhere (garage or ?) Reface fireplace with Eldorado stone in bitterroot--enlarge the whole facade of the FP.
January 18, 2014 at 3:43PM   
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What is the rest of the room like? Is it open to the kitchen? If so are the cabinets the same as shown above?
September 5, 2014 at 10:16AM   
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snowboardpirate
We haven't moved in, yet. The house is 4100 sf and 6000' altitude- I'm thinking that the previous owner supplemented the heating system with it.

We were hoping to design zones for TV watching, reading chairs, and maybe a bar?

There is a large attic above the room. We could move the stove, and angle the pipe through the attic. Here's the front of the house (it gives a general idea of the attic space). The LR is elevated ~2' to accommodate for the garage beneath it. We would just need to plan for the pipe angle.
September 5, 2014 at 9:55AM   
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The Fire Orb was the first thing that popped into my mind. It rotates 360 degrees. www.fireorb.net
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sharleeg
I see what you mean,nice colors but you need to repeat that green now to make it work better, maybe in the runner,say a mix of grays and pale green or in plates/objects above on shelf, pale glass canisters, etc. Best of luck!
June 16, 2013 at 9:36AM     
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I would keep the fireplace, natural materials never go out of style. The large windows with the stone helps bring the outside in, and work so well together.

The real problem is that there are too many other hard materials competing with the stone. You have the brick wall on the left and from the photo it also looks like the same brick is used on a half wall on the right side. And then that wall is topped with tile. I would I would work on updating all these different surfaces first. Keep is simple.

Keep us updated!
September 1, 2014 at 5:29PM      Thanked by deba payne
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bevballew
I agree too many surfaces. The fp is gorgeous and the large windows are perfect. Just that one wall is strange. I think it is cool to have an outdoor fireplace. That is the in thing now as are fire pits.
September 1, 2014 at 6:12PM      Thanked by deba payne
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mcbriec
Love Barnhart Gallery's suggestions. Your home definitely has a modernist bent and her suggestions really speak to the "soul" of your house. I would still make changes in a slow and thoughtful manner rather than feeling like you need to do things ASAP.
September 1, 2014 at 7:56PM      Thanked by deba payne
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shakinyi
Oh wow....a load of rambling came out of a straightforward question...geez...
September 3, 2014 at 1:36PM   
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amykoon
I'm working with a decorator who has suggested a sofa from fairfield and a pair of swivel chairs from CR Laine. I'm not familiar with either of these brands. Can anyone give me some input? Thanks.
September 3, 2014 at 3:04PM   
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