Testimonials

“I am having so much fun with my home and new furniture. I just love everything and the fresh designs have really lifted my spirits (just like you)! It is always so much fun to work with you and I just want to continue. You are a gift to me Shelley- always supportive and positive.”

Ann Fulton

Greenwood Village, CO

“It has been a pleasure working with Shelley. We have very little experience with interior design, but with her guidance, we have made our home more open and inviting. Thank you for continually making the drive to Summit from the Aspen valley. Your dedication and efforts are a reflection of your success and talents. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”

The Chambers Family

Frisco, CO

“Shelley is a wonderful combination: she weds design expertise with her own engaging personality and enthusiasm. She’ll listen to what we as clients want to make happen, and add her own experience and fresh ideas to make it come about. Our results were even more than we’d hoped for.”

Christine Nolan

Snowmass Village, CO

“Shelley is my niece so I may be a bit prejudice. She was my interior designer in the redecoration of my entire home. She is very professional and very creative and such a pleasure to work with. She always has a smile on her face, is such a hard worker and a good listener to what the client wants to achieve. Above all that she is very honest and very creative and such a joy to work with. I love my home and give her an A+ grade on all phases of her design work. She is the best….Aunt Nancy”

Nancy Striebing

Denver, CO

“Shelley at Thrive Design has never disappointed! In fact, her ideas and execution have consistently exceeded my expectations. Shelley is a terrific listener and has incorporated my generalized feelings, ideas, etc., juiced them through her unique and transcendent imagination machine and came up with functional, whimsical and creative design solutions that keep me going back for more business. I can whole-heartedly recommend her as an interior designer and welcome any call for reference or further comment.”

Lance Burwell

Director of Residential Operations, The Residences at the St. Regis, San Francisco, CA

“I have worked with Shelley on a remodel of my home in order to put it on the market. I found Shelley to be very insightful, she looks at things from a very thoughtful perspective to simplify complex issues. Shelley also has a healthy degree of humility so when I had a good idea she worked with it and around it I found this quite assuring, getting expert agreement. We took several buying trips together and found Shelley to be really enjoyable to be with.”

Brendan Roberts

Licensed Acupuncturist, Aspen, Colorado

“Shelley at Thrive Design has the greatest insight for home decorating as well as commercial space. She has given me the confidence to put color and room decor together that I would not have been so bold to do and the outcome is spectacular! Shelley has also assisted me on fabric for my restaurant chair re coverings and not only picked fabric that lasts longer than the original spec but had it installed in a very timely manor. Along with a great sense for personal style and taste she is ambitious and a perfectionist.”

Denise Farver

Food and Beverage Professional, San Francisco, CA

“As the owner of a second home- some 30 years old, I knew it was time for a facelift. I also knew that after years of doing business in the area, a lot of people and companies “come and go” unfortunately. I needed someone with longevity, experience and creativity, who also knew the right contractors in the area. I found that and more in Shelley Sims and Thrive Design.

The concerns of working long distance were quickly alleviated with samples shipped, photos sent via email and many phone calls. Shelley got to know my tastes quickly and responded with options that fit the needs of the project with beautiful results. What started as a facelift for a few bathrooms grew into an entire house feeling fresh and new. Sometimes it was repairing much loved original wallpaper, replacing worn out hardware or finding great new fabrics for pillows or curtains…The end result is a home that is really outstanding. Shelley was, and is, a delight to work with. Her design sense, organization and attention to budget are an unbeatable combination.”

Amy L. Scott

Omaha, Nebraska