Under the direction of Gail Shields-Miller since 1987, SHIELDS & COMPANY executes eclectic, traditionally inspired interior design with rich color tones and understated continuity. The firm excels in detailing to create refined spaces without coming across as precious. Their projects transcend the contemporary and traditional areas of interior design by bringing together furnishings from around the world, incorporating colorful accent tones in perfect harmony with more muted earth tones and rich materials. Shields-Miller and her courteous staff encourage active client involvement from the beginning, in order to insure success. The firm prides itself on superior professional attitude, as well as talent and service.
The company has participated in numerous design events in the New York metropolitan area including the annual United Cerebral Palsy House Tour, ASID panel discussions for Designer Week, the 'Living With Craft' event at the Museum of Art & Design, and various designer Show Houses. Some of the interior design books which have incorporated projects completed by the company include the Showcase on Interior Design, Designing with Details, The Kitchen & Bath Color Book, Design Sense, and The Artful Home. Shields & Company has also been featured in several shelter publications including New York Living, New York Spaces, Distinction, House Beautiful, and New York Magazine.
The completion of a successful interior design project requires a perfect understanding between designer & client. A home that makes references to a glamorous past, and yet feels as if it is on the cutting edge of today's design trends is the primary goal. A designer's task is to perform the magic that transforms an ordinary living or working space into a visually pleasing experience that combines comfort with elegance & style.