"It's all the same visual talent, the opportunity and ability to change
the lens from one artistic challenge to another. To be the storyteller
and share my perspective is so rewarding."
Patti has navigated the
industry, offering insight, and an accessible style for over 20 years.
Being able to articulate what makes a room work ergonomically as well
as aesthetically is her talent, whether it is for a client or for a
publication. An artistic perspective, creative solutions, snappy copy,
knowledge of the market, and exacting purchase orders are just some of
her tools. She began in 1985 managing a shop on Madison Avenue. The
shop, "Sweet Nellie", had a national following and helped to inspire a
new take on American Country. She styled 3 coffee table books that
defined the look; Formal Country, Formal Country Entertaining, and To Have and To Hold. Formal Country became a classic and is still in print today.
was a natural leap from styling interiors for the camera for design
magazines to designing interiors. During her years as a stylist and
decorating editor, Patti worked with over 20 mastheads. She also styled
for commercial projects with industry leaders such as Minwax, Martex
and Grange. In 2004-2006 Patti co-hosted a radio show called House
Calls. She continues to write for magazines and is a regular
contributor to Westchester Home Magazine.
1995 Patricia O'Shaughnessy Design has focused on residential clients.
The goal of the firm is simple, to produce comfortable interiors with a
bit of whimsy while following a plan.
continuing to craft interiors, consult with Real Estate Agents and
define the Patti O Home brand, Patti seeks inspiration through the Fine
Arts. She is a member of the OSilas Gallery Committee at Concordia
College and also curated a show in 2011 at the Lyme Academy College of
Fine Arts, Finnegan's Farm: Then and Now. Stephanie Richards produced
two beautiful videos of the show. You can see them on the Press portal
of this website.