Driven by passion and creative energy, Shae Duffy’s love for design began in childhood and continues to inspire her work. With her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design, Shae has worked in the luxury residential and office furniture industries and assisted developers, contractors and architects to design luxury new construction and remodeling projects. Shae has lived in California, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois . Through having lived in a town with under 2,000 people to a city with over 3 million, she has an appreciation for the different cultural aspects within America and how that can affect the interior style of the home.
What drives you to design?
I enjoy creative problem solving and a beautiful solution that can be seen and felt. I believe interior design can have a profound impact on a person's mood, productivity and comfort. Addressing both functional and aesthetic aspects in a project brings a sense of satisfaction to both my clients and myself. It provides a balance between critical thinking and fine art.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
I draw my inspiration from my clients. Whether it's looking at images they've sent to inform me about their style preferences, the architecture of their home or the cultural aspects of the city they live in, I enjoy creating an environment that truly reflects who they are.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
I always keep a notebook with me in case I stumble upon an innovative product or have a "light bulb" moment on a project!