Ever wonder what a home decor company’s president’s house looks like inside? It certainly isn’t ordinary! Here’s your chance to peek inside the house of Andrew and Shannon (president and vice president of Wisteria)!
Shannon was kind enough to share her thoughts on decorating their home.
What is your role at Wisteria?
Along with my husband Andrew, I am the co-founder of Wisteria. My leadership in the company centers around brand management and design.
What is your personal design style?
I prefer an open, airy environment with minimal surroundings. I like to bring a sense of the outdoors “in” and to maintain a simple palette on which to showcase art and antiques. I like “order” and clean lines. I am inspired by the simplicity and pale patinas of Swedish antiques. I love light-filled rooms and many windows. There is almost a Shaker sensibility to Swedish design that I appreciate and try to emulate in my own home. I also love to mix contemporary art and furnishings with antiques. For instance, Cooper has a Contemporary Swivel Chair in his otherwise traditional boy’s room. I have a Joseph Havel sketch in our otherwise 18th-century Swedish living room.
What inspires you?
Andrew and our children! Our family and friends. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things! Jesus Christ and God’s Word in action in the world! Bible Study Fellowship and Missionaries of Charity.
What are your most prized possessions?
Andrew and our children: Cooper and Susanna. Our parents: Lisa Newsom, Jane Moore, and Daryl and Rachel Bristow. My friends. The Bible. If I had to pick an object in the house, then I would say our 18th-century Swedish secretary in our living room.
Where do you shop?
Ironically, I don’t shop much at all! But when I do, it’s at Wisteria! Other than that, I like to return to Houston (where I am from) and visit antique dealers as well as the stores, Indulge and Thompson Hansen. In Dallas, I like to frequent Lisa Luby Ryan in Snyder Plaza, especially during the holidays. Mostly, I love to go to France and mill around in the markets in Paris and in the South of France. India is incredibly inspiring as well in terms of color and style. I like to visit Anokhi in Jaipur for tunics and jewelry.
Tell us something we might not know about your home at first glance.
Our house looks really clean and neat–at first glance. BUT, open any drawer, closet or cabinet, and you will find chaos! In another life, I would love organized drawers and closets and every loose picture placed on the wall or in an album. Our children are 10 and 8, and I still haven’t completed their baby books! It is a situation!
What Wisteria pieces are you currently lusting after?
The Glass Half Full Carafe, the French Shopkeeper’s Shelves, the Wishbone Chair in natural, Natural Linen Hand Towels, Oyster Shell Cross, Glass Column Lamp, and for Halloween, the Ghostly Yard Art. (I already have the Silhouette Witch and Cat Entourage!)