Shelley is inspired by nature and loves to be outdoors, testing her physical boundaries, gardening or biking. Blending styles, with a touch of the unexpected, sums up her favorite way to design. She has this sage advice for clients: "Don't get too caught up in trends – choose what you like".
It was apparent early on that she would be a designer. "I constantly rearranged Mom's furniture", Shelley says. She earned a BFA in Interior Design from International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago. Her earliest design project was "the whole thing", she notes, "rugs, furniture, accessories – a whirlwind!" Shelley spent 21 years with Ethan Allen and started with Toms-Price in January of 2014. She likes being with a customer-oriented family business that has longevity, reputation, and a diversity of products.
Her dream project, someday, would be to do the historic renovation on a castle in England. But today she is "happy seeing the smile on clients' faces at the completion of a project".
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME:
"Genuine. Honest. Pragmatic. Adventurous."