Shortell Design

Custom creations inspired by design

More than just a pretty place.


We want to innovate spaces into inspirational zones of creativity and comfort.



design with you in mind


ACCOMMODATIon & motivation  



the next best thing to your bed

We can create the perfect something for you, no matter where you are.

Shortell Design has transitioned from a showroom gallery in the Design District of Dallas, Texas to an online showcase for your convenience. Designer Joseph Shortell is reshaping his business of more than 20 years into uncharted territory, by connecting his client's custom design ideas with his specialty artisan friends of many years in Mexico.

Shortell will pair your job with the right craftsmen, each whom have ancestral knowledge of their specific medium of artistry, and create every piece from scratch. That way no matter where you are, all you have to do is send over the details and let us work out a design plan with you, then we will take care of the rest and have our artisans ready to custom build something just for you.


Our History

Joseph Shortell has first-hand experience in the world of design for many years now, and has thrived on his reputation alone. With his consistent hard work and relentless effort, Joseph has earned his clients trust by delivering on his word every time. With passion and integrity, he built his company and strives each day to make it better with top-notch customer service, and empowering his team around him.

What started out as a little repair workshop for a furniture line has grown over the years into a full-service turnkey workshop that specializes in the custom fabrication of a very broad range of design materials.
— Joseph Shortell

Our Future

Our future is growing towards the path of easy online accessibility in order for our clients to count on us to get the job done all at the touch of their fingertips, from anywhere in the world.

It is our mission to interpret the ideas of our customers, nail down specific details or collaborate on the perfect design to fit a space, and materialize exactly what they had envisioned; whether it is a solitary piece of furniture, or the entire interior/exterior of a business or home. 

When a client tells us that not only did we build what they were envisioning in their mind, but that we exceeded their expectations, then we know we have completed our mission.  
— Joseph Shortell
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Our Motivation

We are ever evolving as the design world continues to fuse together various styles and design concepts from all over the world. This is what truly makes design exciting and motivates us to keep making the world a more beautiful place. 

We believe that through our custom furniture and design that we can bring a special and unique beauty to reality. We also believe in giving back to society in gratitude for what we receive. For more information on giving back, visit our GoFundMe that has raised more than $6,000 for scholarships to teenage orphans in Mexico.