what we do
Becky Shea Design is a leading NYC-based high end interior design & lifestyle studio specializing in organic modernist principles across our luxury residential projects and custom, artisan crafted furniture & home decor. Our design philosophy is rooted in our deep appreciation for embracing nature’s energy in a sustainable, timeless way that evokes a sense of welcoming calmness & peace. Our signature use of muted, organic textiles, and layered natural elements paired with industrial materials like steel and concrete, define our studio’s ethos. When coupled with our obsessive desire to ensure functionalism is not lost, the end result is a truly beautiful, yet practical, design that will stand the test of time.
We offer a suite of premium services beyond interior design that are focused on providing an unrivaled customer experience. Whether you have an upcoming intimate dinner party and want a curated menu and tablescape or are looking for a team to help manage your residence, no task is too big or too small. Our holistic approach will make the experience as transformative for you as it will for your home. Simply put, our studio is turn-key for everything related to your home and lifestyle.
what makes us different
We're not just a room full of creatives. Our success stems from Becky and Jake's respective business backgrounds, which has differentiated our studio's approach to interior design by way of developing proprietary processes and systems to maximize efficiency in project management. At the end of the day, your home is an investment, so our team approaches every engagement with a keen eye not just on design, but on all the moving parts that go into ensuring success in realizing our collective vision. As your single point of contact overseeing all aspects of your project, including construction, architectural details & building your team, we take attention to detail, organization and communication to another level, which mitigates the risk of delays and cost overruns that have (unfortunately) become almost expected in renovations & design.
Mindfulness & intention are our two driving forces in creating a home that is not just wholesome to you, but to our collective home, Earth. We believe there's more to sustainability than just being mindful of the materials selected, and that's why we have a heavy focus on economic sustainability by way of supporting local artisans and makers. It may take more time to get that piece, but it will be a piece that carries with it the maker's energy and passion for handmade creativity, while helping to sustain their small business. To us, that is priceless.
meet the creative director
Becky Shea is a full-service, turn key, interior designer and lifestyle entrepreneur in New York City. As founding partner of her company and Creative Director, she provides creative and operational direction to construct a unique vision for each project with her team. Rooted in her love for the simplicity of natural materials that evoke a calming and true modern tradition, her work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and embracing the local artisan community. By focusing design on telling the narrative of her clients’ passions, lifestyle and most cherished memories, authentic and beautiful moments are created organically throughout the home.
Her career started in Manhattan, as a flagship visual merchandiser for brands like Levi Strauss and Elie Tahari, architecting memorable floor displays that simultaneously enhanced point of sale and brand value. She strengthened her skill-set and business knowhow at several start-ups, focusing on international business development, product development, and intellectual property for home design collections. Since then, her discipline shifted to learning the business side of renovation and development, focusing on efficiency without sacrificing quality in order to maximize value for her clientele. In 2015, she became a senior interior design team consultant in New York for a large firm, specializing in luxury residential renovation, conceptualizing and managing large-scale projects for the company before moving on to launch her own design studio.
Becky’s fundamental love of beauty in craftsmanship is intrinsic. She hails from a lineage of master craftsmen and entrepreneurs, including two grandfathers with features in Architectural Digest. While spending countless days shadowing their work, she developed a keenness for space and the importance of organizing a room on an axis that maximizes form, function and flow of an environment. Her holistic approach, coupled with an unparalled relationship focus and attention to detail, ensures that your personal design experience will not only be enjoyable, but just as transformative as your new environment.
meet the COO
Jake Shea is a successful entrepreneur now working on his third company with wife, soulmate, and designer, Becky, in New York City. Jake’s core focus is on business operations, marketing and overseeing their growth strategy to ensure continued success and scalability without compromising the client’s experience. Together with Becky and their team, their goal is to provide an unparalleled full-service experience for their clients that ultimately transitions into lifelong relationships.
Born and raised in Soho by artist parents, he has a deep appreciation for artisan craftsmanship and the care that goes into quality projects. By way of a rather unique upbringing that had him traveling the world from birth and living in creative metropolises such as Paris, London and Los Angeles while having the opportunity to visit a multitude of developing countries in-between, Jake was exposed to a wide variety of cultures, architecture and arts that shaped who he is today. He spent time at Oxford University studying film, believing he would follow in his father's footsteps as a filmmaker before realizing his true passion was in creating and nurturing businesses and ended up pursuing a business management degree.
Jake’s professional background is in entrepreneurship and technology, having helped start & scale two previous companies, one focused on digital media and another in education technology, along with stints working at two of the world’s most successful tech companies, Apple, and most recently, Google. His experiences and unique blend of business, technology & creative skills provide a differentiating perspective that complements Becky’s own.
How it works
Fill out the form on our Contact page to tell us about your project, and we'll get in touch to discuss your scope and our availability. If it feels like a fit for the team, we'll summarize a scope of work and provide estimated design hours to give you an idea of service costs. As soon as we're all on the same page, we'll sign you up, and the fun part begins as we deep dive into your project with our design team!
get in touch
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