Hi, I'm Shana!
I've always been a lover of design in all its forms, but my road to here is an unconventional one!
I trained and worked as an accountant for 15 years, first at a giant firm and then I oversaw the finances for the Faculty of Fine Arts at a major university in Montreal. After shifting my focus on my family of three kids for a number of years, I faced a dilemma: return to accounting, or make a major leap and pursue my love of interior design?
After months of weighing the pros and cons, I finally decided to go back to school to obtain my degree in interior design... which came as no surprise to anyone who knows me, since I'm the person they always came to for design advice!
Along the way, I joined the board of Mères avec pouvoir (meaning Powerful Mothers) which provides socio-professional support to young single mothers and their young children. In my new design career, I make people's homes the best reflection of themselves and their experiences, in much the same way that Mères avec pouvoir does with these mothers’ goals and aspirations. The work of empowering women is very dear to me.
My goal is to help people create the spaces they dream of. I'm touched that you're interested to know more about me!
P.S. For those who are wondering, my name is pronounced 'Shayna' (which is short for Sarah Ann). My parents called me that as a child and it always stuck!
Great listener, great ideas
Shana gently took us out of our comfort zone, and I’m so glad. She helped me focus: our home now has a very put together and cohesive look.
- J. Stewart
Shana takes it to the next level
I completely trust her decisions and instincts. Her confidence gives me confidence.
- M. Reindler
Solved our design dilemma!
Shana was easy to work with, suggestive but not pushy. A perfect combination that made the whole project really enjoyable.
WORK WITH ME
Whether you need a quick room refresh, or to redesign your space from the ground up, I have the skills and design vision to bring your idea to life.
Given our current reality, I've moved our in-person meetings to remote session video calls. Please reach out to explore what's possible, and let's make it happen!