Long before there was HGTV, Shelley would get together with her sister and redecorate their houses with their furniture and accessories that they already owned. She grew up in a family of avid gardeners, so it was only natural that she took to gardening as well. After encouragement from friends and family she decided to take her passion to another level and open her business.
Shelley attended KDI Academy in New Hartford, NY for training in redesign and staging and received her IRIS Certification. IRIS (Interior Redesign Industry Specialist) is the leading redesigning and staging organizing in the industry.
Shelley has worked in the design field for over 33 years, including ten years in the floral design industry. During that time she designed custom floral arrangements for clients while continuing her education by taking landscape design and interior decorating classes. After leaving the floral design industry, Shelley worked in retail as a gift shop manager selling home furnishings and accessories. She assisted the owner on store displays while continuing to help customers with their decorating needs.