Michael Shannon

Michael has been redefining the concept of client-centered design with a client-inspired approach, resulting in some of the most remarkable interior spaces in the greater Philadelphia area. Noted for his uncanny ability to quickly discern the qualities that make each client most unique, Michael translates those insights into spaces that are relevant, captivating and comfortable. Trained at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Michael honed his skills at internationally renowned furniture and design companies before starting his own firm in 1997.



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Title: King Pin

Also known as: Michael

Years on the scene: 35

Design aesthetic: Honest, Clean, Comfortable + Sophisticated

Design icon: Albert Hadley + Billy Baldwin

Design era: Mid-Century Modern

Tool of choice: Paper Mate Flair

Favorite color: Orange

Signature accessory: LV Satchel

Guilty pleasure: The Signing Experience

City or suburbs: CITY!

Friday night: Quiet dinner & drinks with friends

Cats or dogs: Are you kidding me?!

Coffee preference: Black. Is there any other way?

Favorite lunch spot: Snap

Sue Kane

Sue has been an integral part of Michael Shannon Designs since the firm’s inception in 1997. An interior design graduate with more than 35 years’ experience in both administrative and creative roles, Sue has an intimate understanding of the design process and uses that comprehensive knowledge to facilitate smooth and enjoyable client communication as the firms’ administrator.



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Title: Controller

Also known as: Susieq

Design aesthetic: Comfy + family friendly

Design icon: Carolina Herrera

Desktop background: Us

Tool of choice: iPhone

Favorite team: Philadelphia Eagles … I know the K guy

Guilty pleasure: Peanut M&M’s

City or burbs: Farm…selling Gerber daisies

Friday night: Thursday’s my night!

Cats or dogs: Crazy Claude Giroux Kane

Coffee preference: Tea…hot or iced

Current obsession: Netflix

Kim Polinsky

A graduate of the interior design program at Philadelphia University, Kim brings her graphic and bold design approach to Michael Shannon Designs. A true believer of form follows function; Kim always falls back on the principles of design. With a passion for detail and documentation, Kim strives to keep her designs simple, edited, and in line with each individual client’s personality.



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Title: Designer

Also known as: KP

Years on the scene: A decade and then some

Design icon: The Modernists

Design era: Mid-Century Modern

Tool of choice: Ultra Fine Point Sharpie

Website most visited: The gram

Favorite color: Black

Signature accessory: Sketchbook

Guilty pleasure: Sweet + sour

City or burbs: City

Friday night: Burgers, beers + babies

Cats or dogs: Nada

Coffee preference: Latte

Current obsession: Chubby cheeks

Devon Moultrie

With a history in visual and performing arts, Devon has married her interests in both aesthetics and composition to achieve real-life dramatic impact. Devon earned her bachelor’s degree at Philadelphia University while working at MSD. She has a strong understanding for interior architecture which is evident in her work, in which color and texture synergize with the interiors structural elements.



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Title: Interior designer, not decorator! There IS a difference!

Design aesthetic: Clean, contemporary + iconic

Design icon: I can’t pick just one…

Tool of choice: Garlic knife

Favorite color: ‘Colors’ black, white, grey…and blue!

Signature accessory: LV bag

Guilty pleasure: Traveling and Spa Visits

City or burbs: Currently living in the burbs, but definitely a CITY GIRL!

Friday night: TV with the hubby and a cold one after the kids are put to bed

Cats or dogs: Cats

Coffee preference: Black 😉

Favorite lunch spot: Sahara Grill

Couldn’t live without: Roman + Sasha

Current obsession: Detoxing

Julie DiPinto

Julie is a graduate of Moore College of Art + Design with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She has a strong eye and passion for material selection and distribution. An estate antique dealer in the family helped shape her fondness for antiques from a young age, but she appreciates all styles and genres. She utilizes these many inspirations to create clean yet eclectic interiors that exude a collected quality at Michael Shannon Designs.



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Title: Designer

Design aesthetic: Eclectic, classic, clean with an edge

Design icon: Kelly Wearstler

Desktop background: Hermes Equateur Imprime fabric

Tool of choice: Prismacolor markers

Website most visited: Google

Favorite color: Midnight blue

Signature accessory: Antique metal + stone ring

Guilty pleasure: French macarons

City or burbs: City

Cats or dogs: Cats!

Coffee preference: Cappuccino

Favorite lunch spot: Salads in the office!

Current obsession: Traveling + adventuring


As if one pup wasn’t enough, Ruthie was brought on board at Michael Shannon Designs to help with Jackson’s workload. She’s definitely risen to the occasion and earned her bones. Ruthie credits her tenacity and in-your-face approach to management for keeping the staff on their toes.


Title: Trusty Side Kick

Years on the scene: A dogs age

Pet peeve: Children!

Favorite lunch spot: The curb

Signature accessory: My bark

Guilty pleasure: Pupperoni

Couldn’t live without: My next meal