Shea Soucie and Martin Horner are Principals and co-founders of Chicago- and Naples, Florida-based Soucie Horner, Ltd.
Established in 2000, Soucie Horner, Ltd. is comprised of three distinct business divisions. Soucie Horner Interiors provides luxury residential interior architecture and interior design services to a discriminating clientele. Soucie Horner Collections creates custom furniture, lighting, and textiles. SH Studio leverages nearly two decades of experience designing high-end luxury interiors to partner with a diverse variety of national and international builders and property developers to create high-rise luxury condominium developments, holistically designed residential lifestyle communities, and more.
Soucie and Horner are also co-founders of SHIIR Rugs, an artisanal rug company established in 2012. SHIIR Rugs is represented in thirteen showrooms across the United States and Europe, including Holly Hunt; Jennifer West; De Sousa Hughes; David Sutherland; Oscar Isberian Rugs; and Tim Page Carpets and Rubelli/Donghia in London.
In addition, Soucie and Horner are faculty members at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where they teach classes in professional practices. They are also Cabinet member and member, respectively, of the Leaders of Design Council, dedicated to strengthening the design profession through education programs and networking; and members of the Design Leadership Network, whose mission is to promote growth within the design industry.
Shea Soucie is also an Executive Board member of the Noble Network of Charter Schools, which prepares low-income students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives, and also serves as a catalyst for education reform in Chicago. Martin Horner is also a member of the Royal Oak Society, which inspires Americans to learn about, experience, and support places of great historic and natural significance in the United Kingdom in partnership with the National Trust of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Both attended the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where they each earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture. Horner also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Butler University. Soucie and Horner both reside in Chicago.
Joie de Vivre - Her exquisitely breathtaking, nearly heartbreaking beauty. Her sensual, sensational approach to la vie quotidienne. Such are our youthful remembrances of the City of Lights. As design students abroad, we absorbed, embraced, and were forever altered by her charms. Our recollections are reimagined here, in the sleek, sophisticated manner we could only dream of then.
Nodding to the glamorous restraint exemplified by Jean Michel Frank, Joie de Vivre evokes the sumptuous, elegantly cultured aesthete of 1930s Paris. Collected in feel and in fact, it is distinguished by a curated combination of our favorite things. Contrasting in texture, shape, material, and form, all exhibit a singular interpretation of la belle France. Here, linen is layered with silk. The horizontal planes of an ageless sideboard are neighbored by the graceful curve of a cast bronze table leg. Detail is pronounced. Mood is heightened. Memory is recalled. Paris is revisited.
Paul Zirlin for custom drapery
Rick Barron for sofa and piano bench reupholstery
Lynda O’Connor for custom throw pillows
Mark Jones for floral arrangement by Saville Flowers
Betsey Birkey, Exploded Library folded books