Maison was established by Shannon Connor in 2014 as the preeminent interior design source in Indianapolis. Maison specializes in new construction and remodels with projects ranging from residential to office environments large and small. Working to create elegant, one-of-a-kind interior and exterior environments for clients, Shannon will often work with architects to enhance the overall vision for a project, including providing direction for the interior architectural layout.
Maison offers computer-generated furniture plans as well as elevations, lighting, cabinet layout and custom furniture designs. Clients also have access to custom upholstery, drapery, bedding and a variety of paint, finish, hardware and plumbing selections. The firm's library is regularly updated to reflect the highest quality design resources available in the market, and offering clients access to the latest fabrics and furniture lines. In addition, the design team often works with top-quality artisans from all over the country to create customized pieces that further enhance the overall design project. Maison is also available to accessorize and install all furniture and art for clients upon request.
"Our goal is to satisfy the design needs and desires of our clients, working with them to create unique, elegant design solutions and environments that complement their individual lifestyles." – Shannon Connor
Shannon Connor studied interior design at Ball State University. Her career in design began in Indianapolis at a local design firm followed by the The Trade Source, a showroom open to the design trade where she assisted design professionals from all over the state to meet client needs.
In 1996, Shannon moved to LA where she worked for Hinson & Company, a New York based company at the Pacific Design Center. In LA, she continued to develop her passion for design and attended classes at UCLA in production design and set decoration. At the same time, she worked as a production assistant at Plum Productions in Santa Monica, CA. After fine-tuning her skills in set decoration and art direction, she set out on her own as a freelance set decorator with project work on myriad commercials and clients, including Dell Computers and Davidoff Cologne. Shannon returned to her hometown of Indianapolis, IN and opened Shannon Connor Design, Inc., completing projects ranging from large office environments to 12,000 square foot residential remodels.
Shannon is married to J.P. Gentile and together they have two sons, Trey and Jackson.