Welcome to Lilly Mack Designs!
As the owner of Lilly Mack Designs, I would like to wish a very warm welcome to you! I'm Shannon Mercado, a design consultant with a strong background in residential interior design.
Everyone always asks me...who is Lilly Mack? Good question! Family is the most important thing to me and nearly 18 years before starting my business, I had already chosen this name. Lilly was my grandmother's name and Mack, short for Mackenzie, was the name my parents initially chose for me. I figured what better way to represent some of the most important and influential people in my life, than to honor them with a business name close to my heart.
Four words...DESIGN FOR EVERYDAY LIVING.
I believe in form, function and family design. I personally have a very eclectic style and enjoy mixing diverse products, both old and new with comfortable textures. I guess you can say I am a traditionalist with a bit of flair! Just as design styles and trends change over time, so do our individual needs and wants. No one person uses a space quite like any other and I have spent two decades designing homes based on the lifestyles and budgets of each client.
Do you have children or pets? Have you traveled? These are all questions I take into consideration before we collectively begin our adventure together. The comfort one feels in their home is very unique to each person. I have worked in homes that run the spectrum from Tuscan/Old World to Coastal and everything in between. I absolutely love what I do and I'm so grateful for the relationships that I've built with each one of my clients and their families.
My passion for interior design began in 1999 while I was working at Kiawah Island Resort in Charleston, SC. As an upscale vacation resort, I ensured each property was adequatefor rental and that all VIP units were designed accordingly. I created a new role as a design consultant, which allowed me to become the dedicated liaison between my clients and contractors.
I moved to California in 2004 and immediately began working for Aspire Furniture; a high end, multi-line furniture retailer providing full service interior design. After an amazing 10.5 years, my role as Showroom Manager and lead Design Consultant at our North County showroom transitioned into independent design. I am beyond grateful to continue serving the residents of San Diego and surrounding areas, in this place I have fallen in love with and continue to call home, doing the job I love most!
I have been married to my wonderful husband for over 16 years and together we raise a beautifully creative, talented and energetic preteen son along with a rescued Pitbull, Hermann's tortoise and some occasionally acquired critters.