Shelly has a passion for life and loves decorating, design and fashion which she studied in college earning a BA degree in fashion merchandising and a minor in interior design. What she loves most about her career as a designer, retail consultant and design blogger is educating people and helping them develop their own personal style.
What inspired you or led to your current career? I was always creative – loving crafts, paint and making things by hand. After graduating from college, I began my career with Eddie Bauer in Seattle (I’m from Washington state) and advanced to General Manager of retail and catalog. After 11 years there my husband and I were looking for a change and I knew I still wanted to open my own store which I did in Sandy Springs. At my store, The Scarlet Tasel, I offered residential interior design, holiday decorating and developed workshops on seasonal design. This led to me starting a blog called ConfettiStyle that allowed me to share my love for educating, uplifting and inspiring to help people live their best life with style.
How long have you lived and or worked in Sandy Springs? I came with my husband to a conference he was attending in Atlanta and on our way back to the airport at night I looked at the city and thought it was beautiful. A headhunter contacted me shortly after that and said they had a great opportunity in the Southeast and I just knew it was going to be Atlanta. I took the job and we moved to Sandy Springs in 2000. Two and a half years later, I opened my store in Sandy Springs. Through customers I heard about the Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs and began volunteering and eventually became president of CAC. This got me even more involved in the area. I love being able to give back to the community.
What is your favorite movie? I have three – Devil Wears Prada, Shawshank Redemption and Hotel Rwanda
What is on your bucket list? I would like to go to Australia and on an African Safari What makes you happy? Sunshine, the color red, the ocean, a good book What is something unique about you or that has happened to you? I was the last one chosen to sit on the Fulton County jury for the Atlanta Public School trial which lasted for 7 months. It was a fantastic experience to see how the system works, how information can be twisted to say what you want it to say and how much money is involved in the school systems. The group of us – all of us jurors and the judge still get together once a year.
What is something interesting people don’t know about you? I love camping, trails, horses, nature and vintage china
What advice would you give to people? Be true to yourself and go after your dreams. Life is short so have no regrets!
What words come to mind when you think of the word home?Memories, Music, Comfort