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Principal and Interior Designer, Gayla Jett Shannon had career experience with nationally recognized interior design firms prior to founding her own firm, Inside Incorporated in 1997.  Establishing proficiency in both traditional and modern design environments, her goal has consistently been to tailor the design to the clients’ needs and desires. She has Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, and a Master of Architecture degree, and is a Registered Interior Designer in the state of Texas. She has studied the decorative arts and architecture in Europe, taught as a university professor, and continues to expand her expertise through her enthusiasm for and love of design.




Mike Shannon serves as principal and owner. He is a registered Architect in the state of Texas, having earned his Masters of Architecture from The Universtiy of Texas, Arlington in 2005. Mike also holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Texas Tech University.



Office Manager, BFA Interior Design, University of North Texas


Gayla Jett Shannon Interior Designer Fort Worth Dallas Texas

    360 West Magazine: Feature Article December 2013


    Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: co-authored;  Roehl, A., Reddy, S., & Shannon, G. J. (2013). The Flipped Classroom: An opportunity to Engage Millennial Students Through Active Learning Strategies.


    Journal of Arts and Humanities: coauthored;  Amy Roehl, M. F. A., & Gayla Jett Shannon, (2013). Implications of Building Information Modeling on Interior Design Education: The Impact on Teaching Design Processes


    Indulge Magazine / Fort Worth Star Telegram: Feature Article, December 2012


    Indulge Magazine / Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cover & Feature Article, April 2012


    Tech Techsan, Feature Article, October 2011


    LUXE Magazine: Feature Article, October 2009


    Fort Worth Texas Magazine: Article Mention, March 2007


    Dallas Modern Luxury: Feature Article September 2006


    DFW House & Home Magazine:  Cover Image, August 2006


    Remodeling Kitchens & Baths: Schiffer Publishing, Book, Kitchen Feature, Spring 2005


    DFW House & Home Magazine:  Cover Image, August 2004


    Dallas Home Design Magazine: Cover & Feature Article, May 2004


    Fort Worth, Texas Magazine: Feature Article, November 2002


    Woman’s Day Remodeling Magazine:  Kitchen Remodel, 2002


    Dallas Morning News Newspaper: Media Room, 2002


    Trends in Interior Design & Architecture, 2001 Award Feature


    Fort Worth Star Telegram Newspaper: Contemporary Home Christmas Feature 2001, Showhouse 1996


    Contemporary Masterworks: Art, Architecture, Photography, Design; Essays: “Richard Sapper," and “Robin Day," St. James Press, London, 1991



    ASID National Chapter Educator Medalist 2014

    National ASID Educator Design Excellence Competition, 2012


    ASID Legacy of Design, 2nd Place Texas Chapter, Residential under 3500 sf, 2012


    National ASID Educator Design Excellence Competition, 2010


    National Pantone/Interior Design Magazine; Color Outside the Lines; 2007 Honorable Mention


    ASID Legacy of Design, 1st Place Texas Chapter, Residential over 3500 sf, 2006


    ASID Legacy of Design, 1st Place Texas Chapter, Residential over 3500 sf, 2003


    Best Design 2002 Silver Spurs Charity Event


    National Trends/ASID Award 2001


    Outstanding Young Women of America, 1987



    American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Professional Member, 1985-present


    ASID Fort Worth Association Chair 2003-2005, Chair Elect 2002-2003


    International Interior Design Association 2013 – present


    Associate Member American Institute of Architects 2009 – present


    NEWH Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, 2011-present


    Interior Design Advisory Board, Texas Tech University, 2001 – 2010, Chair 2006-2009


    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Docent 1997 – 2004, Director’s Council 2004 – 2013


    Junior League of Fort Worth, 1993 – 1997


    University Christian Church, Member 1985 – present


    Kimbell Art Museum, Member, 1985-present


    Chi Omega Alumni Association, Various offices



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