Nikki named the business for her biggest muse, Shaker Heights, the town her family has called home for four generations. She has a deep affinity for the town’s iconic architecture, tree lined streets and culturally invested residents. She decided to build a business dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the homes around her.
She is a graduate of Bucknell University with degrees in Art History and French, and a Masters in Journalism from American University. Prior to founding Shaker Interiors, she produced television programming for Home & Garden Television (HGTV).
Nikki’s signature style relies on fresh color, lively pattern, artisanal details, custom furnishings, vintage treasures and original artwork. Whether timeless or on-trend, she designs around her clients’ needs, personalities and lifestyles. She considers function first and form a close second. Travel is one of her biggest influences. She has lived in France and has toured most of the European continent, South America and Africa. Nikki is inspired by our rich and diverse world.