Our practice is shaped by a respect and appreciation for the diverse styles of architecture and design coupled with a simple, clean and refined aesthetic. We strive to achieve a balance of historic, modern and thoughtful design in every project. We love what we do.
We love working with our clients and all of the vendors and contractors in their various fields. We strive to be professional in an approachable and personable way (and with a down to earth sense of humor!). We are confident in our vision and with the ability to provide a range of the services, we cast a wide net creatively.
Shannon Baird has more than 25 years experience in the design field. Beginning with her own personal assistant business for clients at Wieden+Kennedy, she quickly added additional services, branching out to become a designer and realtor. With her background in real estate, she has an understanding of the whole process, starting at home buying and ending with design. Her perspective and design knowledge has been referred to as sort of gestalt-like--seeing the whole picture and knowing all of the details that are involved in a project. It instills confidence for her clients towards their work. A native of Portland, Shannon has a deep sense and understanding of the community, culture and arts in the Pacific Northwest.
Anna Carmel is originally from North Carolina but is now proud to call Portland home. She earned a BFA in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. During school she had internships in Miami and studied abroad in Provence, France where she gained an appreciation for the skill & hard work of the building trades. After graduating in 2006, Anna spent half a year traveling around the globe, falling in love with a diverse array of cultures, design aesthetics and principals. Her love of traveling continued across the US and she found her way to Portland in 2007. Her travels influence her design style and she is fascinated with the relationship between people and the built environment.
Our extensive knowledge gained through years of experience and formal education makes us suitable for a diverse range of projects: smaller and large residential remodels, commercial design, furniture design, home staging consultation, color consultations and branding. We enjoy every aspect of the design and construction process and are happy to work with architects, contractors and engineers to thoughtfully execute a project.
We take pride in building trusting relationships with clients + professionals in Portland, Oregon. We also have experience + enjoy the opportunity to work on projects in diverse locations nationally and internationally. We are currently working on projects in Palm Springs + the Southern Caribbean.
Elizabeth Potter award from the State of Oregon Historic Preservation Office