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Shelly Cotter is the Principal and Lead Designer of Shelly Cotter Designs.  Shelly’s love and appreciation of great design grew during the fifteen-plus years she spent working for two of the most iconic furniture design companies in the world, Knoll and Herman Miller.   Armed with an interior design degree from Texas Tech University, Shelly worked for both organizations  working with Top Commercial Interior Design Companies and Fortune 500 clients to create spaces that were well designed, beautiful and functional and met corporate goals of attracting and retaining top talent.  Some of these companies include Jones Day, NEC, Toyota, and many others.  Shelly’s focus was creating work spaces that were both comfortable and functional, connecting employees deeply to their environments.  While at Knoll,  Shelly received the "Top Performer" multiple years running and at Herman Miller was a Living Environments Consultant.  Working for both Knoll and Herman Miller gave Shelly a broad education in and a deep passion for timeless design principles and mid-century modern furniture.  Now, at Shelly Cotter Designs, Shelly brings the principles to the residential arena – creating beautiful, functional spaces that connect a family deeply to their environment.  This connection makes the people in them.... love where they live. 

Shelly Cotter Designs was launched in 2022 after Shelly’s three college-age daughters left for school.  Starting with small projects of all kinds, mostly for friends, including kitchens, master bedroom/baths, living and dining spaces, Shelly now has built the business to include new builds, complete renovations and art curations.  SCD’s online presence was cultivated through her daily Design Fan videos posted on social media. You can follow Shelly and her team on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Shelly is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters, Avery, Kyle and Paige.  Shelly and her husband, Chuck, love traveling the world, discovering new hidden jewels in Dallas, going to art shows and share a love of great design. Whether your style is transitional,  modern or contemporary, or traditional, SCD would love to help you make your home truly yours.

Shelly Cotter Designs is Dallas-based full-service interior design firm focused on creating individualized, well-designed spaces that provide clients with livable, timeless places they love to live.  Shaped and inspired as a designer through her years at KNOLL and Herman Miller, the modern classics have been imprinted on Shelly’s heart and brain, and the philosophies of “good design”  and “timeless classic design”  are values she takes into each project! We work hand-in-hand with our clients specific needs to create unique, beautiful spaces that are both comfortable and functional no matter your style.

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