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Living room, Benjamin Moore’s Chimichurri paint and custom shelf system
Living room, Benjamin Moore’s Chimichurri paint and custom shelf system

Walls in Benjamin Moore’s Chimichurri add drama to the living room, which features a shelf system of Shapiro’s design.

Kitchen with chic Vanguard stools and Arteriors pendants.
Kitchen with chic Vanguard stools and Arteriors pendants.

Shapiro enhanced the kitchen with chic Vanguard stools and Arteriors pendants.

Shoshanna Shapiro
Shoshanna Shapiro

Shapiro, pictured on Ligne Roset’s Berretto high stool. Portrait: Michael Ventura

Bedroom with RH four-poster, York wallpaper and pillows by Susan Connor New York.
Bedroom with RH four-poster, York wallpaper and pillows by Susan Connor New York.

In a Gaithersburg home, the designer outfitted a bedroom with an RH four-poster, York wallpaper and pillows by Susan Connor New York.

Craftsman-style Fairfax residence built by Evergreene Homes. Dining room with elegant Arhaus chandelier.
Craftsman-style Fairfax residence built by Evergreene Homes. Dining room with elegant Arhaus chandelier.

In a Craftsman-style Fairfax residence built by Evergreene Homes, Shapiro made a statement in the dining room with an elegant Arhaus chandelier.

Hot Talent: Shoshanna Shapiro

While a stay-at-home mom, Shoshanna Shapiro was content to design her own home and those of her friends—but when her kids were grown, she shifted into career mode. “I’ve always had a DIY mentality,” she says. “I enjoyed the creative process of remodeling my own homes, so I decided to explore other aspects of the industry.”

Shapiro took a job at Sandy Spring Builders, then moved on to Evergreene Homes, where she guided clients on millwork, fixtures and finishes and more. “Working with a production builder can be limiting,” she observes. “I wanted to offer an extra level of creativity, so I went out on my own in 2019.”

Frederick-based Sho & Co. designs projects in a style Shapiro describes as “California casual, with earthy tones and simplicity.” She stresses the importance of a healthy home. “I believe in the therapeutic nature of a calm environment,” she reveals. “I’m thinking of my clients’ health—even when they’re not.”

With a part-time designer on staff, Shapiro has big plans. “My goal is to open a storefront where people can come for pillows and accessories but also design a kitchen or do a full interior design project,” she explains. “I’d like that community presence.”

Interior Design: Shoshanna Shapiro, Sho & Co., Frederick, Maryland. Styling (Fairfax project): Stylish Productions.

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