ST. CHARLES–Shannon attended the Harrington College of Design after a career in the financial sector that allowed her to make a salary that would far exceed that of a junior designer. This pathway solidified a foundation for her to eventually be home with her kids and to pursue her interior design business, Peppeard Design, which quickly gained traction in the industry. Her signature style incorporates clients’ needs and desires, with a livable design. Shannon’s work has been featured in HGTV Magazine, Modern Luxury Interiors Magazine, and named one of 2021’s My Rowe Designers.
As a working mom, involved community member, and businesswoman, Shannon is always trying to find the perfect work life balance, which prompted opening The Pep Line in downtown St. Charles to relocate the design business out of her home.
The Pep Line offers a curated selection of items used by Peppeard Design and carries a wide variety of home goods including in-stock furniture such as sofas, ottomans, chairs, side tables, rugs, and lighting. Pieces of art, mirrors, greenery, planters, vases, kitchen entertaining items including serveware, barware, and seasonal décor are also part of the collection.
“We are seeing a lot of earthy tones, moody colors, and a lot of the trends are going back to modern traditional decor,” Shannon adds. “I am seeing antiques mixed with modern, that has a nod to a European vibe. Think English chesterfield, more ornate pieces also mixed with clean lines.”
She helps pick out finishes, furniture, accessories and facilitates the design and build to attain a beautiful, cohesive, end result within budget and scope. -Kristen Kucharski, Photos Submitted