DesignFive - Steve Shorthouse
Here's your happy designer
About Us
I’ve been a designer all my life. From choosing the bedspreads and paint colors for my bedroom at age 13 to selecting wallpaper at my grandmother’s farmhouse while in high school. All of this leading to a career in the design and home décor field for more than 15 years all while my wife and I have been raising five boys. Hence, the name DesignFive, because if I can have a stylish, well-designed home with five active boys, surely I can help you.

Everyone should live in a space that has style and functions for their lifestyle – whether you’re a young professional, busy family or empty nester. When the day is done, your home is your respite from your hectic life.

There’s no reason why your home can’t look great, but from my perspective, form should always follow function. I like to say “make it work, then make it look good”. As my happy clients have experienced, there is no reason the process shouldn’t be enjoyable. My goal is to make something that can be stressful into something that is fun.

While there may be thousands of design ideas in your Pinterest account, I will simplify the
design process and work with your budget to help with anything from interior and exterior paint colors, furniture and accessory selection and placement to more extensive projects including kitchens, baths and additions. I will provide as much or as little project management as needed. DesignFive has a comprehensive network of contractors to complete any project.

Let's get started on your next project!
20 Reviews
Mary Spires
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

My husband & I purchased a beautiful home in Pine Township in Fall of 2016, However, it really needed major design updates in the interior and some minor design color changes to the exterior. We didn'...Read More

Carole Sup
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2017

I can't imagine having done this project without Steve. We built a new townhouse (the "Modern Townhouse" in DesignFive's photos), and Steve was instrumental at every stage from structural decisions, ...Read More

TH Trade Design
Relationship: Colleague

WE LOVE STEVE! He is an incredibly talented designer and we love working with him here at TH Trade. We highly recommend him for any of your design needs!Read More

Quinn Johnson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2017

I would give Steve six stars if I could! We needed his help in a hurry and he jumped in as if he had always been on the project. He helped us find a design that fit our style and fit seamlessly in...Read More

Jennifer Simonsen
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2016

Steve did a fabulous job decorating our home. He helped us with everything from changing the island, and backsplash in our kitchen to wall colors, furnishings, carpeting, lighting, wall art, window t...Read More

Joe Kotelnicki
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2016

Steve is the consummate professional. We contacted Steve when, at the end of a renovation project, we became paralyzed in our ability to make one more decision. We were in a time crunch, but Steve mad...Read More

Melissa W
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2016

We'd never worked with an interior designer before we met Steve. We were worried a designer would be overly opinionated, too expensive and make us feel like we had no taste! Steve was the opposite--...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2013

I've known Steve for years. He is so professional, and has always done an excellent job! He is diligent, hard working, and works well with a budget.Read More

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