Our Haven Maven series is quickly becoming one of my favorites, where we get to sit down with some of the most talented lifestyle creatives out there right now. We have SO many amazing interviews lined up for the fall, but today we’re keeping that summery California vibe going with Shannon Wollack, Founder and Principal Designer of Studio Life Style. If you were obsessed with last week’s insanely beautiful pool house tour, designed by SLS, you’ll want to join in for this one!
What did you do before becoming an interior designer and how did SLS come to life?
I started out my career in fashion working in New York City for a number of companies. My last role was for a life style company. When I left New York City to move back home to Los Angeles to start my own company it naturally evolved into a life style company. Many of my clients wanted me to take it a step further and help them with home furnishings. This is when Studio Life Style Interior Design firm came to life.
How would you describe the SLS design style?
Studio Life Style is at its core approachable yet elevated at the same time. We embrace the California style with bringing the outdoors in. We appreciate a lot of artful moments throughout the home.
What do you love most/loath most about the design process?
I love being creative and helping clients achieve their dream home through design. Like any job, there are very technical and frustrating moments like when wrong items arrive on install day. Things don’t always work out perfectly and we are always having to adapt.
What is a typical day in the life of SLS?
Every day is different. We have some office days, sourcing and ordering and others we are installing, visiting properties, meeting new clients. Our week goes by in the blink of an eye. No two days are ever the same.
What is your favorite room in your own home and why?
The kitchen, it is the heart beat of the house.
What is your number one tip for crafting a beautiful home?
Always collect treasures along the way. Having a worldly home with your own personality is my tip for crafting a home you’ll love, and feel is truly yours.
Photography: Stephen Busken
You can get to know Studio Life Style a bit more by connecting with them—find all of their info on The List!