By Shelley Caldwell
I have always had a love for interior design. I constantly changed things around in my parents’ home; straightening rugs and picture frames and moving furniture were things that came naturally. It was not until I had children and became a stay-at-home mom that I realized how important it is to enjoy the space I call my office. I began following a few of my favorite designers on Instagram and before I knew it, I was posting pictures of my own home in the hope of inspiring others. I was asked by several acquaintances to style their homes and just like that, my styling journey began.
I follow one simple rule- “I don’t design for designers, I design for real people.” I enjoy working with what people already own- re-styling pieces to create a new look in an existing space. Like myself, my clients are on a budget however, and everyone deserves an inviting haven to call home. If you are comfortable in your home, others will be as well.
I enjoy being able to tap into my creativity through design and styling. This has become an outlet to express myself on a daily basis. My family and I live a very simple life. Though we are homebodies, we love to travel. We have several places we would like to visit and check off our bucket list. My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a weeklong cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. While we had an amazing time, we were excited to come home to our family.