Studio McGee (formerly Shea McGee Design) began after years of friends and neighbors knocking on her door begging for help designing their spaces. What began simply as a passion has since grown into a successful design business serving residential clients in Orange County, California.
We first saw Shea’s gorgeous work on Style Me Pretty where she sat down and gave a little insight behind her absolutely beautiful San Clemente home. Of course, we could not help but instantly fall in love with the nursery of her little girl Wren! The beautiful images taken by photographer Brooke Palmer sincerely capture the clean and calming atmosphere of the nursery. We jumped at the chance to interview Shea to learn even more about her style and inspiration.
1. How would you define the style/philosophy of your work?
My goal is to help people fall in love with their homes. I have found that when people love where they live, they tend to clean often, spend more time at home and entertain friends and family. I like to discover what my clients love and put my twist on that style. I like to design fresh, clean spaces that mix eras and price points. My design philosophy is very evident in my daughter’s nursery as we mixed an antique gilt mirror with a mid-century modern crib and kept everything light and bright.
Check out how cute the dolls by BlaBla look sitting close to the oh so stylish Moroccan pouf!
2. What were your goals and inspiration for Wren’s nursery?
I wanted this room to feel clean, bright and pretty. It was important to me that the nursery was beautiful, but also comfortable. I already had the wallpaper picked out long before I knew we were having a girl. After that ultrasound, I ordered it immediately! As a designer, I am always seeing new furniture and ideas and sometimes it is easy to get distracted. I had to constantly tell myself to stay focused! I mixed and matched the furniture for a more eclectic feel. The glider is a linen “look” fabric that cleans very easily and the plush rug feels amazing underfoot.
I believe every room should have a few personal touches – I danced for many years and I’m hoping the tutu painting inspires Wren in a small way. The gold mirror above the crib was a lucky antique find that I have had for several years.
3. What is your favorite part of your daily work? When you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
I love that every day holds new creative opportunities to transform rooms into something that feels happy and inspired. No two rooms are the same, and that is a fun challenge. However, the most rewarding part of my job is that I can work from home and take Wren with me on all my shopping excursions.
With amazing work like this nursery, it’s no wonder all of Shea’s friends wanted her design help. From the wallpaper to the furniture choices we are absolutely loving this nursery! What piece or part of this nursery is inspiring you?