Who We Are
Shannon is a Chicago-based interior designer who has merged her background in design and art to create distinct interiors that re-imagine the possibilities of mixing modern and traditional details to create timeless design. Shannon collaborates with clients to achieve a balance of functional and beautiful design. A native of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Shannon received her BFA in Interior Design from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, IL. She has acquired a wide array of skills during her several years with The Kohler Company doing kitchen and bath design and Baker Furniture designing Living Areas, Dining Rooms, and Bedrooms. In 2014 Shannon earned the title of LEED Green Associate and is now accredited to work on projects striving to achieve USGBC's LEED Green Certification.
Shannon Marie Topf,
LEED Green Associate
HOD Interiors
Design Specialist
Shannon designs exquisite and functional spaces homeowners love to live in.
You know how some people have a space in their home they don't like and avoid at all cost? The problem is they are overwhelmed with the process of trying to change it. So what happens is they put it off and continue living in a space that makes them feel unhappy.

Well, with our 5-step process our clients receive a fully designed space reflective of them and their lifestyle. Our clients say they love the cohesion and attention to detail that's incorporated into our designs. They also love the fact that we facilitate the whole process making it easier and less stressful on them. But what matters most is they feel relieved to have an exquisite space they are excited to share with others.


Step 1) Interior Design Consultation:
We will meet with local clients at their location. This consultation allows Shannon to get to know you and your project needs, budget, and timeline. This consultation will consist of gathering measurements, acquiring photos of your space, or simply just guiding you on design suggestions for a new look on your own. This is also your time to ask questions and get an Interior Designer’s point of view. Consultations are also offered by phone and email for e-design clients that are to far away or out-of-state.

Step 2) Design Concept Development:
If you would like to hire us for a specific design service, after a discussion or meeting we will draw up a “Letter of Agreement” which outlines the design scope of the entire interior design project requested. We will then begin the design development process for your particular project which can consist of a complete room design makeover, a floor plan layout of a single room, or a paint color scheme for an entire home or commercial space.

Step 3) Client Design Review & Delivery:
Once the design concept is completed it will be presented for your review. You may choose to take the design concepts, floor plans and other materials and implement them on your own at your own pace, as well as handle your own purchasing. You can also hire us to complete this portion of the project for you. You may have questions at this point in the process. We will be here to listen and answer all of your questions and concerns at this point.

Step 4) Purchasing:
This service is offered to clients that don’t have the time to do their own purchasing. We will create all of your purchase orders for the design developed. Once all purchase orders are completed and budget is approved by the client, the buying process can begin. All purchase orders can be handed over at this time to the client for placing their own orders directly or Shannon can place the orders for you and coordinate delivery set up.

Step 5) Installation:
Sometimes the most crucial part of a design is the delivery and installation process. If you prefer to have a designer at the job site during delivery and installation we are available for you. We make sure that the process goes smoothly and items are implemented properly within the space. Once everything is finished there is a final walk through between the designer and client of the newly completed space.
Testimonials
11 Reviews
Oliver Construction LLC
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Aug 2014

We successfully completed our first project working with Shannon. It turned out great- she has a good eye and is a good communicator. I look forward to working with her again in the future.Read More

mljexplorer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2013

Shannon designed two bathrooms for me. After completing the design, she helped me pick out everything, and placed orders with the suppliers. She then worked with my contractors throughout the install...Read More

lehawks
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2014

I am most pleased to recommend Shannon Topf of HOD Designs. Shannon is a professional who listens to her clients, respects all aspects of the design job, and brings her passion for design to the proje...Read More

dougsjames
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2013

We wanted to do a full master bathroom renovation. We asked Shannon to design our new space down to the detail! Shannon's knowledge of Kohler products and the installation process made us very comfo...Read More

patcahalan
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2014

Shannon is the consummate professional. Her design instinct is excellent, and she has the follow-through and attention to detail that is so important to the smooth flow of a renovation or new constr...Read More

monica_pedersen
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Feb 2012

I am a professional interior designer and have reached out to Shannon for assistance on a number of projects. Shannon is not only professional and organized, but she is truly a gifted designer who wa...Read More

breadhp
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2014

Shannon designed our totally new and enlarged bathroom. She helped us assess our needs, select all the bathroom fixtures and components (including an easy access tub and other features for an aging co...Read More

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