Shandra Ward, Interior Designer/Co-Founder
Shandra Ward is the and CEO/Principal Designer for Signature Designs Interiors + Textiles + Event Design Studio. This native Houstonian is a skilled design professional with an exceptional eye for detail. Inspired by her Father, who is an engineer, her Mother, who was extremely crafty and her Grandmother, who was very stylish, she knew she wanted to be a designer of all things beautiful.
After graduating from the Houston Community College with a degree in Interior Design, her passion for design and her eagerness to want to learn more led her to continue her education and receive a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Houston. Her formal arts background, based in art history and design, had Ms. Ward beginning her career as a set designer for local theater companies, as well as designing storefront windows. Eventually, she decided to start her own design firm, Signature Designs.
Her approach is marked by the ability to create real living environments, rather than just "pretty spaces". With an exceptional eye for detail, she is most inspired by the process of problem-solving and working methodically in accomplishing what seems impossible. Shandra approaches each project with a fresh perspective, The result is creating something delightful, unexpected and functional.
In addition to designing interiors, she has cultivated an equally impressive reputation as a skilled event designer, set stylist, and graphic designer. She has also created her own line of stylish party decor, Party Elements, that's available online. Ms. Ward is currently working on creating her own line of stylish wallpaper designs.
When she's not designing or treasure hunting--she loves to cook with her son, travel, and brunch with the girls.
"Design should be DRAMATIC, not traumatic!"
Rhonnika Clifton, Interior Designer/Co-Founder
Rhonnika Clifton is a Houston-based interior designer who has been decorating, designing and organizing residential spaces for local and nationwide clients for over 10 years. Her passion and knowledge of space planning, color theory and textures are the basis of her bold, unique designs.
Rhonnika has grown her business over the years to encompass a parent company, R J Clifton Designs which services high-end residential and commercial clients. Her versatility allows her to build client relationships over a broad spectrum of the industry. Rhonnika holds a BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Houston and an Associate Degree in Arts from Houston Community College.
In 2009, Rhonnika Clifton was a semi-finalist in Kirkland’s national search for stand-out designers to introduce the launch of their community website, mykirklands.com. Among other accomplishments, Rhonnika has been featured on Houston’s KTRK Channel 13’s “Stretch Your Budget” segment and appeared as the guest decorator at several grand openings of Kirkland’s stores in the Houston area. Rhonnika Clifton is an active member of ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (American Society of Interior Designers) and enjoys serving as a leader in the design community. She is also a project coordinator for the volunteer organization Houston Furniture Bank D.I.V.A.S. (Designing Interiors- Volunteers at your Service), a subsidiary organization of the Houston Furniture Bank. The D.I.V.A.S. provide one-day makeovers for deserving individuals and families who have recently received housing.
Aside from being an Interior Designer, Speaker, and Mentor, Rhonnika enjoys volunteering in her community and is an ambitious, motivated designer who works hard to guarantee quality service to each and every client.
With each new design, I aspire to help my clients “Design Outside the Lines."