As a product of a fashion mom and a real estate dad, Shelley turned out to be the perfect combination of both of her parents and became an interior designer. From an early age she was always getting in trouble for "stringing things" as her mom would say. Who knew that this troublesome habit as a kid would turn out to be one of her best assets as an adult. She has a natural ability to organize many concepts into a logical system for reproduction or creation. Her ability to remember colors is miraculous. And her innate sense of energy flow and space planning is fantastic.
Shelley started college at CU Boulder set out to study real estate. But once she realized calculus was not her forte she needed to shift gears. During her junior year, she had the amazing opportunity to travel around the world with the program called Semester at Sea. What a life changing experience that was. She came back to the states with a better understanding of her creative talents and her desire to understand more deeply the workings of the world and spirituality. Her next big move was to head to New York City to study fashion merchandising. She ended up graduating from Tobe-Coburn School for fashion careers. This is where she became acutely aware of her love for textiles. And rather than getting a job as a department store manager or buyer for one of the big retailers, she returned to Colorado to take a position in visual merchandising. This is when her creativity began to soar.
Her launch into interior room design began after a huge transformational weekend called "Powerful Presentations". Prior to this self improvement training, she was working at the Denver Merchandise Mart doing window displays and arranging and preparing different wholesalers with visuals to support their market weeks and sell their wares. During the "Powerful Presentation" weekend she was selected for a complete makeover. She returned back to work without her baggy pants and 80's permed curly/hippy hairstyle. She strutted here stuff with her new blown dry short hair, wearing a business suit and heels. With this renewed confidence she attracted better jobs and this was the start of her doing interior design. She was asked to completely remodel a t-shirt showroom with separate booths for each sales person. This is was point in time she knew she had God given talents for space planning and managing crews and leading the remodeling process..
This decribes how I work with clients to create beautiful rooms.
In this video Shelley explains how she charges for her interior design work.