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Lead Designer

Shannon Embly

Growing up, Shannon Embly always had a penchant for two things: transforming spaces and connecting with people. Now the Lead Designer for Slate Design & Remodel, she does both every day, pairing her creative instincts with an undeniable ability to get to the heart of each client’s needs.

After receiving her degree from the Art Institute of Washington in Interior Design, Shannon took an internship at Tart Lumber Company, where she honed her kitchen design skills and realized that remodeling was the industry for her. Soon after, she met Adam Smith. As the team’s lead designer, Shannon guides clients from start to finish —advising them on everything from layout to fixtures, tiling, and beyond. Her favorite part of the job? Translating a client’s vision into reality — and watching it come to life before their very eyes.

The way Shannon sees it, her job is to find custom solutions that match each client’s needs and wants. And since no two clients (or homes) are ever alike, neither are the solutions she designs. Whether she’s transforming a kitchen or remodeling a bathroom, Shannon makes it her business to create smooth, enjoyable experiences that are often just as memorable as the final result itself.

Outside the office, you might find Shannon exploring the craft brewery scene near her home in Ashburn, playing board games, or hanging out with her husband Evan and two cats, Figaro and Crash Bandicat.