Today on the show our guest is Shannon M. Leddy. Shannon has her own interior design firm in New York that she started thirteen years ago. She is also an Allied member of ASID and an adjunct professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology and also graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology. Shannon is going to share some of her experiences and advice on the interior design business.

Shannon’s full bio:leddydesign_1387124459_140

Shannon M. Leddy Interior Design strives to approach all projects mindful of the aesthetics of design, as well as the health, safety and welfare of all who will live in, work in, and experience the space, and with respect to the earth’s natural and people resources, budgetary concerns, and our future. We care about our clients, our community and the environment and offer our services in a thoughtful, creative, and responsible way that results in beautiful, functional, and safe interior spaces.

Shannon has over 20 years of experience in interior design on a foundation of a solid education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), NYC in 1996, and achieved her MA in Sustainable Interior Environments in May 2013, also from FIT.

Shannon, an Allied Member of ASID, has been an Adjunct Professor of Interior Design at FIT since 2005 and everyday works to stay current on what is new in the art and design community so that she can best serve her clients.

SMLID says “good design should protect the health safety and welfare of all who experience her spaces,” and believes “anything that functions well can be beautiful.”

Listen to this episode to learn:

  • Design vs business
  • Her perspective on contracts
  • Educate your client on the process
  • Think about a team
  • Find a balance
  • Older designers vs newer designers
  • Stay current
  • 5 percent design and 95 percent follow up




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