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Shayla joined BOWA as a Project Leader focused on guiding clients in the Loudoun County area through every step of the remodeling process. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in the design industry with a focus on interior design and luxury renovation and new build projects, and holds a BA in Business Administration from Ottawa University. During her career, she has worked for an award-winning nationally recognized fortune 500 luxury home builder and previously owned an interior design business where she worked with clients on residential remodel and new build projects both large and small.
Shayla has a passion and keen eye for design and truly believes in the emotional and psychological benefit of having a beautiful home and the deep value in loving where you live. She is a lover of the Danish concept of Hygge and enjoys spaces that feel luxurious but approachable, are intentional, and exude the essence of those who inhabit it. She has an appreciation and understanding for custom millwork and bespoke joinery design and is an expert at space planning and creating cohesion in a home. Some of the designers and architects who inspire her are Sophie Burke, Tameka Moffat, Shift Interiors, Studio McGee, Amber Interiors, Lisa Stanton, Piet Boon, Tom Kundig, Normann Copenhagen, Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wagner, and Hermann Miller.
A native of Jamaica, Shayla migrated to the U.S. as a child and has since lived in Miami, Fl and Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ before moving to Loudoun County in 2011. She is an active member in her community acting as chair for her HOA committee and with organizations such as Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Loudoun Commission on Women & Girls, and Women Giving Back. She enjoys gardening, reading, yoga, and is a Peloton devotee. She lives in Aldie, VA with her husband Christopher and their son Noah.
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