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"It's all the same visual talent, the opportunity and ability to change the lens from one artistic challenge to another.  To be the storyteller and share my perspective is so rewarding."

Patti has navigated the industry, offering insight, and an accessible style for over 20 years.  Being able to articulate what makes a room work ergonomically as well as aesthetically is her talent, whether it is for a client or for a publication.  An artistic perspective, creative solutions, snappy copy, knowledge of the market, and exacting purchase orders are just some of her tools.  She began in 1985 managing a shop on Madison Avenue.  The shop, "Sweet Nellie", had a national following and helped to inspire a new take on American Country.  She styled 3 coffee table books that defined the look; Formal CountryFormal Country Entertaining, and To Have and To Hold.  Formal Country became a classic and is still in print today.  

It was a natural leap from styling interiors for the camera for design magazines to designing interiors.  During her years as a stylist and decorating editor, Patti worked with over 20 mastheads.  She also styled for commercial projects with industry leaders such as Minwax, Martex and Grange.  In 2004-2006 Patti co-hosted a radio show called House Calls.  She continues to write for magazines and is a regular contributor to Westchester Home Magazine.  

Since 1995 Patricia O'Shaughnessy Design has focused on residential clients.  The goal of the firm is simple, to produce comfortable interiors with a bit of whimsy while following a plan.  

While continuing to craft interiors, consult with Real Estate Agents and define the Patti O Home brand, Patti seeks inspiration through the Fine Arts.  She is a member of the OSilas Gallery Committee at Concordia College and also curated a show in 2011 at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Finnegan's Farm: Then and Now.  Stephanie Richards produced two beautiful videos of the show.  You can see them on the Press portal of this website.