Michelle Shakallis Interior Designer in Canterbury

It all started when…

Michelle has always had a passion for design. She began her career in textiles, studying at Chelsea College of Art and then went on to do an MA at the Royal College of Art. Michelle began her career as a fashion designer, designing for many high street brands in London (including Topshop, Whistles and Next) and designer brands in New York (including Calvin Klein and Vince).

After moving to Kent in 2015, Michelle finally bought her dream home with her husband and two young children. It was here that she developed a passion and inspiration for interiors. Michelle wanted the family home to be beautiful, practical and suit everyone’s needs. With a love of hosting, having friends to stay, and with two small children, the house needed to accommodate this. It was this challenge and letting all the original Victorian features shine (huge stained glass windows, high ceilings and beautiful fireplaces) that gave Michelle her passion to move into interiors.