Bethany is President and Founder of Balashine Design.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Bethany Shiner moved to Philadelphia to study interior design. Bethany obtained a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Drexel University in 2006, as well as a Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University in 2010.
Bethany began her career by working for Inter-Arch in NJ. Here she was involved in the design of retail and commercial spaces such as banks and restaurants. From there, she moved onto Styer and Associates, and took on more challenging spaces and design concepts. After her time at Styer, Bethany was looking for her next challenge. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, it was in her blood to start her own company, and so Balashine Design was born.
Through Bethany's opportunities to travel worldwide, she has been influenced by the architecture, design and culture of different societies. She uses these influences in her designs through texture, material and overall experience. She incorporates socially responsible and eco-friendly elements in her work, and stays up to date with current trends and technological advances utilizing both energy efficient and stylish components. Combining this with the knowledge received as she works towards her LEED certification, as well as attending seminars around the country, Bethany can help her clients achieve the desired look and feel of any space.
Bethany is on the boards of Moving Traditions, JMFF, DreamMakerz and ECLC. In her free time you can find her hiking, reading and traveling the world. Bethany lives with her husband and their two young children in the Philadelphia area.
Trust your next project to Bethany and Balashine Design, and know you will have a functional, stylish, and sustainable space to share with others.