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Monika Shreves – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Monika Shreves

Associate | Interior Design

Monika moved across the country to join Board & Vellum’s interiors studio in the summer of 2016. Although she studied psychology as an undergraduate at UVA, Monika always had a strong interest in interior design and architecture. After graduation, she worked for the marketing department of a high-end residential interior design firm in Washington, D.C. for a year to get to know the design world. Her experience there led her to pursue an MFA in Interior Architecture from Virginia Commonwealth University – but she says her psychology degree has been surprisingly useful in her design career, particularly when it comes to building client relationships and understanding how people interact with both public and private spaces.

Monika worked alongside another B&V’er, Charles Fadem, at D.C.-based Hickok Cole Architects, where she spent two years focused primarily on multi-family and hospitality projects. While in Seattle on vacation, she met up with her former co-worker and his new boss – and the rest, as they say, is history.

Monika is passionate about designing spaces that are both beautiful and functional, and is especially interested in projects where design meets social justice.

In addition to design, Monika’s interests include exploring the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty, traveling, playing with other people’s dogs (until she gets her own), cooking, bourbon, and (probably) cooking with bourbon.

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Commercial Office
Firm Culture
Interior Design
Retail
Third Places
Commercial Office, Interior Design, Retail

How To Create a Residential Feel in a Commercial Space

Are you hoping for a residential feel — that "homey" comfort — in your commercial space? You aren’t alone! Spaces that capture that homey feeling draw people in, and can help people feel more comfortable and relaxed in your establishment. How do you pull it off? Here are our top ten design elements to make it happen.

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Interior Design, Retail, Third Places

Ten Design Elements to Consider for Your Third Place

Always dreamed of quitting your 9-5 job and opening your own coffee shop? Or perhaps looking to spruce up your existing quaint café? Look no further! Here are ten key design elements you won't want to forget, taking your Third Place’s design to the next level and encourage your clientele to linger.

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Firm Culture

Introducing, Monika!

It's been a busy year for B&V, especially in terms of growing our team. We're long overdue in introducing the newest member of our Interior Design studio: Monika Shreves. Monika worked with fellow B&V'er Charles Fadem before we recruited her, too, to make the trek over from the east coast to join us in Seattle.

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