Shannon Griffin’s style is undefined. Both in photography and in her home decor. She can not be sure whether she likes muted neutrals or bold brights. Clean simplicity or Old French. But there is one thing she is sure of.
Most nights she can be found in her oasis: her bathroom. Soaking in a tub. A candle and a glass of wine accompanies the music of Sade. And soothes away the stresses of the day. Smart girl.
“That's the thing about my style, I can't narrow it down to one category. My style can't be put in a box. I believe that's why I get overwhelmed when decorating because I could go in so many different directions. I also believe that's why my photography is kind of all over the place. I don't even know if I have a style. I show up to the wedding or session, and I feed off of my clients. Some sessions end up bright and airy while others are dark and moody. Our house really reflects that. It's almost like an angel and devil sitting on each shoulder when I'm trying to make house decisions.”
In love with light like so many other visual artists, Griffin also is fond of this room during the day. She is fascinated by how the light pours in, and coupled with the steam of her nightly ritual, allows her plants to thrive.
“This is the longest I have ever kept plants alive, and I'm so proud, even though I think it's mostly just due to the fact that there is a ton of humidity in the bathroom. We lived in a one bathroom house together for five years before moving to this house with it’s two large bathrooms ... it’s amazing!”
Housing this magnificent oasis of a bathroom, Griffin’s home is in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tallahassee, Florida: Los Robles. Five years ago when she and her husband Thomas moved to Tallahassee, they used to drive through this neighborhood and dream of owning a home here. Then their house came on the market, and Griffin instantly dreamed of the home’s potential. They closed on the house in April 2015 and began renovations in the kitchen, completely remodeling it. Reclaimed wood shelves originated from a Thomasville, Georgia barn from the 1800s.
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