I believe you can tell what kind of adult someone is going to be by observing them as a child. I loved puzzles. I loved to create things. I really liked having an organized system through which to approach projects. And I loved to design interior spaces.
I approach each client's project as a puzzle. I meet with homeowners to hear the story of their space - what it is they love, and what they would like to change. I ask questions and try to ascertain the underlying issues and desires. I listen, listen, listen. Then I get to work and make things happen. My favorite client feedback has been that I am a catalyst - I get projects going that have felt stuck for a long time.
SEE SHEILA AS THE "DAILY INSPIRATION" IN VOYAGE RALEIGH!!!
Katie from Durham, NC:
I've been so happy with Little Mangum Studio. Sheila works patiently with me to understand my style and functional needs. She took my scattered ideas for our bedroom and created a cohesive gorgeous space that we LOVE! She has a great eye and brings talent to her work that makes the finished product truly unique. I wholeheartedly recommend Little Mangum Studio!
Susie from Oakland, CA:
"Sheila is the best! She came up with an absolutely brilliant design for our kitchen. She listened deeply to what we were really saying and came up with something we had not even considered that met all of our needs. Her design made it so our kitchen connected to our garden which actually changed our lives - we not only have a beautiful light-filled kitchen, but we have a deck and a garden that we enjoy daily. We've had our kitchen for three years now and we still talk about how much we love it at least once a week. (That's weird, but true.)"
Sarah from Durham, NC:
"Sheila has a wonderful eye and is truly joyful to work with. She is especially talented at space planning and can turn an awkward space into something you would never have dreamed could be so well designed. She also has a great eye for styling a space once it has been renovated in a clean, original, and beautiful way."
Kim from West Chester, PA:
"I highly recommend Little Mangum Studio. Sheila has been helping design my home for years and her knowledge and creativity has been so helpful. Recently she updated my house by bringing in some fresh colors and accessories. It looks like a brand new place!"
Susan from Durham, NC:
"Sheila at Little Mangum Studio helped us completely transform our downstairs with a major kitchen renovation that also included a renovation of our dining room, powder room, laundry room and side entry. She was super attentive to our priorities and helped us define our aesthetic, pushing us just a little out of our comfort zone with amazing results. Sheila was easy to work with and was truly visionary in figuring out how to maximize our small space and meet the functionality we needed, especially in our kitchen. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone seeking an exceptionally creative, hard working, impressively organized and thoughtful designer."