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Shea Soucie & Martin Horner
Soucie Horner, Ltd.
208 West Kinzie Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago,
IL 60654
T: 312.755.0202
F: 312.755.0404

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.


Baker Furniture
Barbara Barry Collection highback sofa
Benjamin Moore
Chocolate Sundae High-Gloss
Cowtan & Tout
Javan in Cinnabar Fabric for window treatments
David Sutherland
Jan Showers Harrison coffee table by Jan Showers
Donghia Inc.
Marchesa Mirror in bronze with amber
Castelli Gallery Table from Ebanista
Edelman Leather
Bison hair on hide rug
Hickory Chair | Pearson | Henredon
Pearson Star of India ottoman
Camp chair by James River for Hickory Chair
Jacqueline Side Chair by Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair
Chocolate Foy Lamp by Hickory Chair
Brass Tray with Scalloped Edges by Maitland Smith
Holland & Sherry
Solaris Chandelier by CTO Lighting
Holly Hunt
Breaking Rules in Fire & Ember fabric for sofa upholstery
Portalis Buffett
Cox London for Rose Tartlov
Melrose House serpent table
SHIIR Rugs Nimbus area rug
Jean de Merry
Diana Credenza from Jean De Merry
Bradmoor Velvet piano bench upholstery
Lee Jofa
Celeste chaise lounge
Paul Ferrante
Rexford Floor Lamp
Richard Norton Gallery, LLC
Stage Design (Balconies & Figures) by Andre Delfau
Two Nudes by R. LeRoy Turner
Valentine Huguenin by Werner Drewes
Portrait of an Artist by Leon A. Makielski
Jack’s by Hananiah Harari
Untitled (Male Figure Study) by George Josimovich
Stage Design (Pygmalion) by Andre Delfau
AB 32 by R. Leroy Turner
Perpetual Motion AB 30 by R. Leroy Turner
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Special thanks

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