Nancy Shanahan

Sycamore Design is a boutique garden design firm specializing in high-end residential garden designs to enhance outdoor living on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Since 2002, owner/designer Nancy Shanahan and her hand-selected contractors and artisans have created one of a kind outdoor sanctuaries for discerning clientele in the Bay Area.

Specializing in water-wise, deer resistant plantings, Nancy is deeply in tune with the intricate Bay Area ecosystems. Ms. Shanahan earned her Bachelors of Fine Art degree from University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Photography. She went on to assist several accomplished fashion photographers, and eventually started her own photo rep company, Shanahan Associates, where she represented advertising photographers nationwide for 17 years. She eventually moved her office home to Woodside, CA where she decided to change careers.

In 2002, she started Sycamore Design, which now showcases an elegant portfolio of gardens. Utilizing low-voltage/LED lighting and cutting edge irrigation technology, Nancy draws on her Fine Art background to combine practical knowledge with an eye for color and structure.

Nancy is a current member of APLD and CLCA. She enjoys hiking and travel.