Designers

lshea LYNDA MEAD SHEA
Lynda received her interior design training at Parsons School of Design in New York and is an allied member of ASID. In 1982 she founded Shea Design with a focus on residential interior design. In 1984 she founded French Country Imports and in her fifty three buying trips to France has brought to her shop an amazing array of fine antique furniture and decorative objects. Her work on residences, inns, and public institutions can be seen in a number of national publications.

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GAYE CARTER DESIGNER GAYE CARTER
Gaye Carter is a allied member of ASID, and has a Bachelors degree in Interior Design from the University of North Carolina at Greenville. During Gaye's career she has had a number of commercial projects, including corporate offices, private jets, restaurants, churches, physicians offices, and law firms. However, her passion is residential projects, both primary residences and vacation homes. She enjoys the challenge of taking her clients, ideas, tastes, and lifestyles and creating spaces that reflect those. Most of her clients prefer eclectic spaces with an emphases on 18th and 19th century furniture, and contemporary art. Because, Gaye lives in Memphis about seventy percent of projects are local. However, twenty to thirty percent of her large projects are in other states, which includes the southeast, and in the west.

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CHEY WIDDOP DESIGNER CHEYENNE WIDDOP
Chey (pronounced Shea) graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 where her fields of study were interior design ant art history. Chey has been associated with Shea Design/French Country for nine years.
 Gail Woods Designer GAIL WOODS
Gail attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a BS in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She received her professional ASID designation in 1975. She has been associated with other fine Memphis design firms, notably, Kimbrough, Inc. and E.C. Denaux. She has served in the community, her church, and on boards of the Junior League, The Girls Club, Presbyterian Day School, the Christian Psychological Center, and Emmaus.


John JOHN J. TACKETT
After earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee, John also attended the prestigious Attingham school in England. Additional training was achieved working for the legendary decorating firm Parish-Hadley Associates, under the tutelage of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley. John also taught Interior Design at Parsons in both New York City and Paris. With projects all over the country, John established his own design studio in 1987 and entered into an association with Shea Design in late 2013. He is past president of the Memphis Horticultural Society and the Decorative Arts Trust at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

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