Your story, through design

 
 

 
 

Every person has a story to tell. At Little Design Shoppe & Creative Co., our passion for empowering people to share their stories drives us to create. Specializing in Interior, Event, Stationery, and Furniture Design, we are committed to helping you build and live the stories that move, inspire and define you.

 
 

 
 

YOUR STORY

Our ideal collaborator (that's YOU!) is open to realizing and celebrating their story.

You are moved by the world around you and express yourself within it. Curiosity drives you to explore, and you find inspiration in the unexpected. Most importantly, you are eager to dive in to the design process and have some fun along the way.

 
 

 
 

AND HOW WE TELL IT

Collaboration is key to our process. We partner with you to design your story, one that embraces the life you lead. Each of our design services comes with our commitment to work hard, listen with an open mind, and offer a fresh perspective. We believe in the journey as much as the destination. So for us, it's more than just design — it's about creating special moments.
Our designs are meant to be experienced. They're meant to reflect you.

We've said it before and we'll say it again:

Your story, through design.

 

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ANDY YANNI


INTERIOR DESIGNer · FURNITURE DESIGNer · CARPENTER · COFFEE DRINKER · WOOD SPECIFIER · HAT LOVER · JEEP DRIVER · COLOR ENTHUSIAST · DREAMER


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MEGHAN GABER


Stationery designer · event designer · textile guru · organizational ACTIVIST · bookshelf curator · cat lover · bagel eater · stylist · pragmatist


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KATIE ROSENBLATT


EVENT PLANNER · PROJECT MANAGER · Wellness Enthusiast · Checklist fanatiC · question master · Chocolate aficionado · Mother · Realist


Andy's Story

Kid Andy sat on the floor for hours at a time, scaling drawings of anything he could find. On breaks from this hard work, Andy rearranged the furniture in his parents’ house as often as he could get away with it. Shockingly, his parents asked him to stop doing this, so he progressed to building things with whatever he could scrounge up. When finally he was allowed to use power tools, things got real—and very fun.

The first-generation child of Egyptian parents, Andy was encouraged to pursue all of the things he loved, including theatre. There he honed his skills as a designer, carpenter, and craftsperson. After studying scenic design and construction at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (where he met Meghan, his wife), Andy entered the world of Interior, Event, and Theatre Design, working for a number of high-end boutique firms in NYC, as well as for off-Broadway and Broadway theatres.

Andy loves texture, color, and whimsy. He finds joy in unexpected places and things, and sees value in pushing spaces to give and do more. Add to that his passion for furniture design and construction (and an insatiable need to get his hands dirty), and you’ve got a guy who relishes rolling up his sleeves and transforming spaces. On the rare days he’s not working, Andy can be found enjoying Meghan’s company, losing his voice with his best friends, exploring antique stores, finding the best coffee spots, and pretending his comically small car is a pick-up truck.

Work hard and be nice to people.

Andy’s experience and skills include:

● Interior, Event, and Theatre design

● Furniture design and construction

● Working for high-end boutique firms in NYC

● Design and construction for Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres

Meghan's Story

As a young girl, Meghan was most often stationed at her bedroom desk, creating greeting cards and planning extravagant, themed slumber parties for her friends, complete with coordinated invitations and detailed schedules. At the age of ten, she was Architectural Digest's youngest subscriber (probably) and loved drawing up ground plans for her dream home. Middle school saw a Meghan who was certain she’d be an architect someday, and this reasonable, stable career path pleased her parents very much. She spent summers and Saturdays at art camps and schools, learning to draw, paint, and sculpt. In the evenings Meghan let loose, performing on stage in local theatre and dance productions.

She fell in love with theatre in high school, tossing stability and her architectural dreams out the window. When college rolled around, she left her hometown in rural Michigan and set off for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (where she met a guy named Andy) to study costume design, a concentration that combined her skills in the visual arts with her fondness for the stage. After college, Meghan worked on Broadway productions for several years, including the notable shows Memphis, The Lion King, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. It wasn't until planning her wedding with Andy that she re-discovered her passion for event and stationery design, a reunion that revealed exactly what she wanted to do with her life.

Meghan credits her Midwestern roots for her work ethic and willingness to get her hands dirty (and for her love of cheese). A proud Virgo, she thrives when given a bookshelf to organize in an artful way. Working in the costume industry introduced Meghan to the world of textiles; she brings her knowledge of fabrics and patterns to design projects, as well as a love of color, whimsy, and fun. In her downtime, you can find Meghan eating bagels, baking pies, snuggling with her kitties, collecting cool fabrics, and going on adventures with her husband, Andy.

Meghan’s experience and skills include:

● Event and stationery design

● Drawing, painting, and sculpting

● Costume design

● Working in the costume departments of Broadway productions, including Memphis, The Lion King, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Katie's Story

Katie grew up in a small town in PA, where as early as junior high she was bustling about, organizing and planning events such as school dances, homecoming festivities, and the town parade. It thrilled her to watch the particulars of an event converging like the pieces of a puzzle and to see people enjoying the moments she’d helped craft. Katie always dreamed of living in a big city and testing her event skills on a larger scale, so, after graduating from the University of Delaware, she toted her hospitality degree to NYC to pursue her event planning career.

Her extensive experience in the industry includes eleven years working as an event planner for Marriott Hotels in NYC. She spent five years at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square and served half that time as the Assistant Director of Event Planning. While at Marriott, Katie coordinated social galas, weddings, holiday parties, corporate and association meetings, and trade shows. Some notable companies for which she’s planned and produced events include Universal Studios (the trailer launch for The Fate of the Furious), the NBA, Pepsi, the New York Mets, NBC (9/11 Tenth Anniversary Production), Jordan Brand Classic, and KPMG. Along with her event planning background, Katie brings to Little Design Shoppe her experience as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a certification recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the Events industry.

Katie is also a health and wellness enthusiast who adores dark chocolate. She has run the NYC marathon, kicks off each morning with a cup of hot tea and an energizing green smoothie, and regularly experiments in the kitchen with unique meals and treats. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her husband and son, Nathan, indulging in tropical beach vacations, and having dance parties with her little man every night.

Katie’s experience and skills include:

● Eleven years working as an event planner for Marriott Hotels in NYC

● Assistant Director of Event Planning for the Marriott Marquis in Times Square

● Coordinating social galas, weddings, holiday parties, corporate and association meetings, and trades shows

● Planning and producing events for notable companies, including Universal Studios, Pepsi, NBC, Jordan Brand Classic, and the New York Mets

● Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a certification recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the Events industry