Shauna Oberg has a flair for creating interiors that strike a balance between desires, sentiments, practicality, and personality. Her philosophy that, “Homes are meant to be lived in, cherished, and should always tell your story,” stems from her belief that, “When we put life into our homes, our homes will give us life.”
Shauna’s holistic approach developed from her keen sense of intuition and the belief that good design goes farther than what can be seen. “If it was only about the physical aspects, interior design, decorating and organizing would be much easier. It’s getting inside and really figuring out the people- their visions, personalities and lifestyles. That’s more difficult. ”
Drawing from her background as a teacher, Shauna is able to guide and educate clients throughout the uniquely collaborative design process, ensuring that the end result is a true reflection of who lives there- representations of the past, present and future. “For instance, my upbringing in the country and love of nature are reflected by the natural colors and materials we have throughout our home. Our love of travel is apparent by the display of pictures and mementos… Our life story emerges within our home.”
Shauna has always dabbled in interior design. In fact, as a kid she constantly drew floor plans, read Better Homes and Gardens, and honed her ability to paint, repurpose, and style anything she could get her hands on. Her early studies and career began in the fashion industry and eventually led to a career in teaching. Not only did she go on to decorate each of her homes with her distinct style and budget-friendly approach, she solved countless design dilemmas for friends and relatives, all while being a busy professional, wife, and mother.
In 2008, after what Shauna describes as truly listening to her heart and life’s purpose, she left behind the world of education, integrated everything she had learned about design, business and life (and a lot of DIY), and founded Satori Design for Living. “Everyday is an adventure. I am able to live my life creatively and thoughtfully. My passion is facilitating transformations that inspire, nurture and fulfill.”
Shauna holds a Bachelor of Science, with a background in textiles, design and art history, as well as an after degree in Education from the University of Alberta. In addition to having her certification in color consulting and professional organizing, she is an avid lifelong learner, studying topics such as psychology of spaces, color theory, and photography.
A Little More…
People often ask me where the name Satori came from. Read about the journey I took to find the perfect name for my business in the blog post What’s in a Name?
Although Satori Design for Living was founded in September of 2008, it took over two years for me to decide to start a blog, and another six months to create it. Find out why I finally took the plunge in the blog post Why Did I Start a Blog?