Comfortably sophisticated, rich and relaxed interiors are all synonyms of Shawn Henderson design signature. He tries to evoke interiors that inspire you daily through nuance, harmony and contrast – interiors that reflect your needs and spirit and that truly made you feel like home.
The designer always knew what he wanted to do for a living and where he wanted to live. After receiving his BFA – in interior design from the Rochester Institute of Technology – Shawn headed straight for New York City to pursue his dream.
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Shawn education in interior design started at home. As the youngest of six children, he loved to rearrange his family living room furniture in their home in upstate New York, near Albany. His parents owned a popular local tavern, and family life was all about creating welcoming environments. During the summers, the designer camped in the nearby Adirondacks and the magnificence of the mountains and deep dark lakes inspire him until this day.
Today, as an interior designer, Shawn believe he have a responsibility to inform his work with integrity. That means respecting the environment in every sense of the word: using craftsmen whose work is true to their art forms, working with sustainable materials, using vintage furnishings and choosing products that are honestly produced and made.
His creative process begins by listening to his clients, then contemplating how design can make their lives more beautiful. The beauty is in the details: lightness, flexibility and cleanliness. The artist see newfound beauty in old materials and furnishings, and often reclaim them in fresh new ways. The furniture that Shawn Henderson design reflects familiar forms, but the lines are pared down and more pure. Often Shawndrawn to serene palettes punctuated with rich splashes of color. No one element stands out – the layers and unexpected mix achieves a harmonious balance.
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Building from these principles, putting a home together is a joy.
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