We are delighted to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the tastefully cool office space of the interior designers at Life.Style. Take one look at this studio and you’ll see exactly why we love having these ladies help us with our interior design projects, most recently our Brentwood shop redesign. Shannon Wollack, a close friend of ours, sat down to answer a few questions as well.
Where are you and your desk located?
In the heart of the 90210, Beverly Hills.
What are the favorite three items in your office now?
Our neon sign that says, “Do what you love.”; a custom credenza with brass inlay that acts a filing cabinet; and depending on the day, the brass middle finger.
What inspires you?
Traveling, big cities, and I get inspired whenever I hear someone’s story—where they’re from, how they got to where they are now, and their journey.
Where do you live?
In the 90049, also known as Brentwood.
What is your first memory of LA?
Being born and raised in Los Angeles, this question is a bit tough. But my strongest memory is when I was a little girl and my dad, an architect, would take me to my grandmother’s place, which he designed himself when he was 18. It was a larger then life mid-century modern-designed home that truly captured LA.
Top three boutiques/shops/places to source great decorative items?
Unique one of a kind home decor, gifts, jewelry and items for kids. It's also a neighbor to Joan's on Third, so that alone is a major win win!
Always find great little gifts and home items.
Stunning table top with beautiful displays and colors.
What excites you about design?
The never-ending challenges. Designers jump through hoops and encounter tons of roadblocks, which ultimately makes the finished product that much more meaningful. At the end of the day, I want to make people happy.
Any particular project keeping you at your desk these days?
Working on a commercial space, a café, a few residential homes, and a few projects near and dear to us. One of these is the remodel of my own home (I tend to be LIFE.STYLE.’s most difficult client), as well as the expansion of our brand.
Top favorite room colors?
Black and white.
Could you share with us three songs from your current playlist?
I am a total dork. Taylor Swift - Blank Space, Adam Lambert - Ghost Town, and my 4 year old son has Tom Petty on repeat.
What would you like people to know about you?
I’m a hard worker, but I try not to take life too seriously. Sometimes you have to work your booty off, but other times it’s nice to unplug and sip on a margarita on the rocks—easy on the salt. I’m also a huge advocate of the design world here in Los Angeles, so I try to support the community as much as I possibly can and love meeting new people.
Written word or email?
Oh, written word for sure… and on Sugar Paper stationery of course!
Could you leave us with a favorite quote or meaningful personal motto?
To download a free desktop background of this quote, click here.