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I’m Shelagh

I was born and raised in Sitka, Alaska. A third-generation Alaskan, and the youngest of 5 siblings, I learned to become fiercely independent at a young age. Residing in the Pacific Northwest for most of my life, I balanced a challenging career with raising three successful daughters – the namesake for my business. I am passionate about my spirituality, my family, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes music and laughter.  Austin is home, but I love to travel for work and fun.

I thrive on simplifying the design process and work closely with clients to make the process both manageable and stress free. Throughout the creative process, I truly aspire to help every client love their home.

My multi-faceted career has included positions in real estate, construction, marketing, fitness, and the mortgage finance industry. This diverse career path allowed me to gain many unique experiences and expand my knowledge of the building industry. A continued commitment to excellence has propelled me into leadership roles and helped me to achieve success, earning industry awards along the way.  My passion is to create peaceful spaces and inspire knowledge in my clients throughout the process.

My favorite things in design

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

FAVORITE Color: Black

FAVORITE Technique: Layering

FAVORITE Thing: Fireplace

FAVORITE Palette: Neutral

FAVORITE Room: Gathering

GUILTY Pleasure: Down




What my clients are saying…

There are no words to describe what a joy Shelagh and her team are to work with. She came in and helped us transform our house that needed some TLC into a beautiful, peaceful home that flowed from room to room. If there was an issue with a contractor or an item purchased, she was always a phone call away to help fix a situation. We felt that she really cared about us and our home. Shelagh is down-to-earth, creative, detail-oriented, considerate of her clients budget and most importantly, wonderful to work with!!

Tawny G.

Scottsdale, AZ

WOW! Shelagh and THD blew our minds at every step of the design and build process. It’s always scary spending this kind of money and dealing with contractors, etc, but not only did Shelagh come with professionalism and an artists eye, she takes in all feedback from us and is willing to listen, co-generate ideas, and work as a team to create our dream kitchen.

Ryan M

North Bend, WA


We have worked with Triple Heart Design on numerous projects and each one has been a success. Sometimes its a bit of a juggling act balancing clients and designers but Triple Heart Design always does a great job of keeping the project online and clients focused. Designs are unique and creative while still being attainable from a contractors point of view.

Jordan V

Jordan Valente Contruction




What the industry is saying…