I Like…

to laugh. a lot • the word awesome •
striped everything • gold glitter. •
actually, anything shiny • handwritten vows •
road trips with my hubby • calligraphy •
flea markets • my boston terrier pup
+ siamese cat • provence, france •
a well-crafted old-fashioned (bourbon
not rye) • exceeding expectations •
making things beautiful

Imagine this… you're walking down the streets of Aix-en-Provence and come across a little flower shop. Outside there is a collection of galvanized buckets overflowing with bright spring florals. There's a charming rusty wheelbarrow holding bunches of fresh cut lavender, dried herbs hang from twine strung between the window panes and an old piece of wood with the word "fleur" written on it is propped outside the shop's door. Some people wouldn’t stop to think twice about this little flower shop. I, on the other hand, see this and immediately start to imagine how I can translate this inspiration into an event. I imagine the lavender-infused sugar that my clients can use as guest favors. I imagine escort cards tied to small bunches of herbs, I see the texture and color of the rusty wheelbarrow next to the pop of bright florals and know that the juxtaposition of something so bright and fresh next to something so worn and patina-ed is just perfect for the centerpieces. I see the wooden sign and imagine reclaimed wood menu backdrops behind each food station. Where others see standard, everyday stuff, I see possibilities and endless inspiration.

As a stylist I spend my time bringing seemingly unrelated objects, colors, and textures together to create well-curated and impactful events and photo shoots. My goal is to create environments that are warm, welcoming, strikingly beautiful and completely unique to you, my client. And I don't just pick design elements because they look good. I pick them because they tell a story. Your story.

Amanda O'Shannessy Creative is a culmination of all the things that I love: working closely with clients and fellow creatives, dreaming big, educating clients and colleagues, giving a discarded treasure new purpose, and making the world more beautiful one seemingly small detail at a time. I consider myself so very lucky to be able to do what I do and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Where I find Inspiration…

nature
especially the ocean

flea markets
anything old + chippy

home good stores
west elm is my
happy place

architecture
especially french

florals
this is often where my
inspiration for a project
begins…

fashion + textiles
color, texture,
and pattern