Ms. Coleman has been improving the functionality and aesthetics of spaces for 15 years with clients in the Bay Area and across the country. Her design philosophy focuses on usability.

The best designed spaces enhance the potential of the user. DesigningWell’s expertise will guide you toward an effective and beautiful space and help you and your environment realize your potential.

DesigningWell works closely with Contractors, Architects, engineers and Building Department Officials to develop projects and bring them in on time and on budget.

Shira was educated at the Richmond College of London’s HNC program in interior design and at Cabrillo College’s Construction and Energy Management program. Her academic and professional focus is on superior space planning / flow and function, state of the art lighting and creative interior finishes.

With 14 years at Matlack/Van Every Design Inc. / Joyce Matlack Design, as the senior designer and Project Manager, Ms. Coleman offers an unparalleled expertise in dental office design.


“Shira designed a beautiful rental for us as an addition to our garage. The space flows so perfectly and there are so many nice details in the shapes and organization of the rooms that I never would have thought to ask for. We lived there while we redid the floors in our house and we almost didn’t want to move back.” -Jim Booth

“Thank you so much for the work you have put in on the S.C. Children’s Discovery Museum. Watching my vision begin to take shape has been so exciting and your design has inspired great interest in the project from donors and planning officials.” -Rachel Huff