Shannon was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where the esthetic is emphasized in design including fashion, interiors, exteriors, and entertaining. Her exposure to art, dance, theater, music and travel is the cornerstone of her design philosophy.
After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in Art History from Southern Methodist University, and living and studying in Milan and Rome, Italy, Shannon moved to New York City to pursue a career as an advertising representative for The Magazine Antiques and Art in America.
In 1994, Shannon relocated to the Boston area focusing on family and volunteering. After multiple events planned and helping many a friend with design, she was asked to place her home on a holiday tour in 2002. And, so began the inception of Grace Interiors, named for her daughter. Shannon continues to follow her passion for creating harmony between culture and life style in her work.