Interior Design Services at Louis Shanks Fine Home Furnishings in Austin and San Antonio, TX

Louis Shanks Design Services

The Studio : Services

Our expert Interior Designers at our Houston-Fondren showroom will guide you through the process of shaping the experience of your interior space by drawing on aspects of environmental psychology, architecture, product design and furniture design in addition to traditional decoration.

Essential parts of all design styles are concept, color, proportion, balance, ergonomics, and function of design. Although all styles differentiate their usage of each of these, they are all an integral part of the overall look and feel of a room or space. Our designers incorporate all the elements of design to create and enhance style.


Offering complete home design services from our elite group of accredited professional designers with the trusted name of Louis Shanks to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Our Design Studio is located exclusively at:
2800 Fondren Rd.
Houston, TX 77063

Interior Designers

Nancy Harbison


Houston Store

Nancy, a registered interior designer, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Interior Design at the Mississippi University for Women. A member of the Texas Association of Interior Designers and the Harris County Heritage Society, Nancy has designed and served clients at Louis Shanks as a lead designer for over 11 years. Nancy is extensively recognized, most recently in the 2006 CASA homes tour. She has been featured in well-known publications as well as local magazines.

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Christine Smith


Houston Store

Christine, A.S.I.D., a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania with degrees in Human Ecology and Interior Design, has been with Louis Shanks for over 16 years.

With the client's sense of place and personality in mind, Christine designs spaces that reflect both lifestyle and aesthetic choices to make them special. Whether working in a rustic European style for a lakefront retreat or designing an urban penthouse with a cosmopolitan sensibility, she creates interiors that are unique and reflect your image-complete with furniture, window treatments, wall and floor coverings and all the finishing touches. Christine's design philosophy is to communicate beauty and comfort into a physical form. She specializes in providing high-end design and renovation services.

Christine has completed projects across the country and around the world, including Aspen, Palms Springs, Vancouver, and London for her longtime following of clients.

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DJ Spurgeon

Allied Member ASID, RID

Houston Store

D.J., an Allied Member of ASID and a Registered Interior Designer with a Bachelors of Arts degree from Southern Nazarene University, has worked for Louis Shanks for over 19 years.

As a senior designer, D.J. ensures that all design aspects meet the client's expectations. Versatile, creative and intuitive, she uses an objective approach-paramount to the success of interior design-to satisfy a client's overall needs and interests. Her attention to interior architectural details, lighting and finishes is indicative that each element is a critical component of how a space looks, feels, and serves its intended purpose. Listening and maintaining a disciplined approach are also integral skills that she uses to ensure consistency and excellence.

D.J.'s work has been recognized and featured in local and national magazines.

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Leslie Wechter


Austin Store

Leslie is a licensed interior designer with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been with Louis Shanks since 1992.

From downtown urban loft to lake front Tuscan Villa to mountain lodge, Leslie realizes that no two homeowners are the same, and thrives to create a space that incorporates the client's personality with the demands of the space. The outcome being an eclectic reflection of their lives. The excellence of her design accomplishments is a reflection of her expertise in the field.

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Maryandrea Westermann


Austin Store

Maryandrea Westermann was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She stems from a large eccentric family that influenced her career path. Early on Maryandrea worked in various capacities for her grandmother's real estate firm.

She is a graduate of Chicago's Harrington Institute of Interior Design. She admires mid-20th century architectural ornament, the designs of Eileen Gray and the architecture of Craig Ellwood. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Design Trade Associates and The Association for Interior Design.

She currently volunteers for the Blind Cafe and Austin Art Alliance. Her greatest accomplishment is raising intelligent compassionate children.

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