I’ve worked for over 25 years ...

... as an interior stylist, consultant, buyer, and visual merchandising manager, and have been employed by several of the nation’s top furniture manufacturers and home goods retailers, including: Ethan Allen; Baker, Knapp & Tubbs; Scandinavian Designs; and Calico Home. Additionally, I have worked as a seasonal decorator for national retail chains and department stores. Through my work in LA and Denver, I’m accustomed to working with celebrity clientele, community leaders, and corporate executives and am well versed in providing exceptionable customer service to my clients.

My studio focuses on residential & commercial design,
retail design & visual display, and color consultations.

My educational background consists of dual majors in architecture & creative writing with a minor in history.

I studied at Moravian College, Lehigh University, and in Brixen, Italy.


i've built my business on these core values



I believe expertise is ineffectual without the ability to conduct oneself in a courteous, conscientious, and businesslike manner. A sense of humor helps, too. 



I organize my sock drawer according to color, not only because I find it aestheticly pleasing, but because it's efficient. 



From age six, I knew I would study architecture. I couldn't imagine life without the ability to design and create. 



I love meeting new clients. Discovering their dreams for their homes. Being shown favorite possessions. Design is an intimate exchange. 


check out my four-star reviews from happy clients

We adore Sheilah! I am so grateful that we found her. We bought a house last year and decided that before we did any furniture purchasing, painting or changing of any kind, we needed a plan but we were complete novices at design and decorating. Enter Sheilah. She consulted for us (hourly) and helped us figure out how to change our very traditional colonial into a more hip, mid-century modern space that we are in love with! She helped us choose colors, furniture, and got us going in the right direction. She’s so fun to work with and gets you excited and feeling confident too!
— Amanda Beresford
Sheilah is a gentle and caring person who listens to the needs of her client. Her knowledge and experience are appreciated by all with whom she works. She has been blessed with a real talent and her clients receive 100% of her attention.
— Nancy B’s House of Lights
I found Sheilah Michaels on Houzz while searching for a designer to help me select interior paint colors for our new home. Sheilah was very busy at the time working on a Design House in Charlottesville but fit me into her schedule. She arrived well prepared and spent quite a bit of time working with me on site. We got the job done and are now waiting on the painter to see the results. I hope to use Sheilah again, when we move our furniture in. Sheilah is kind and easy to work with.
— Elizabeth Jacobsen Snead