"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 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 pillow 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 conbination"
"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 I found Shelley to be really enjoyable to be with."
"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 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!"
"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 feeling, 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 further comment."
"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. with and I just want to continue. You are a gift to me Shelley-always supportive and positive."
"Shelley at Thrive Design has the greatest insight for home designing as well as for 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 reupholstering and not only picked fabric that lasts longer than the original specs, 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."
"Extremely stylish, practical yet create designer with great flair and eye for Mountain Chic. Experienced in both Aspen and Front Range clientele and markets, with acclaim from both commercial luxury hotels and custom homes. We would use Ms Sims at Thrive Design again without hesitation!"
“I consulted with Shelley on improvements toa vacation home. She asked questions about our goals for the project and our preferences for style and furnishings, and really listened to us. She set us up with a faux painter and consulted with us on colors and it all turned out beautifully! We get compliments all the time! definitely recommend Shelley for a design project where you want to have a say in it, but you also want someone to bring their ideas and experience as well."
“Shelley was amazing! I recently moved into a townhouse in Boulder. Shelley helped me choose paint colors, designed my bathroom remodel, chose bedroom and dining room furniture, chose and hung new draperies and placed my artwork. Shelley has amazing energy and was an inspiration. She was very sensitive to my style and to my budget, and so much fun to work with. I recommend her wholeheartedly. Thank You Shelley for making my home a beautiful place to live."