Dr. David Hartman, Chicago Illinois

“Here’s what you Won’t get, if you hire Shelly Perry Designs.  You won’t get a checklist of department stores.  You won’t get (unless of course that’s what you want) a set of rooms that fit in a Toms Price window.  You won’t get a space that looks just like every other space.

But here’s what you Will get: A designer who incepts your decorating dream with kaleidoscopic creative force; someone who will make real your ideas, passions, aesthetics, colors, textures, dreams and hopes.    

If it isn’t clear by now, Shelly does not just “design”; she habitat shapes; she’ll channel all her creative skills in decorating, painting, construction, art creation, furniture selection and re-upholstery in a way that no-one else can do. She will give you a place that is You.    

SPD shapes your dreams and makes them real.  In the end, you will be living in an astonishing space.  And you will be astonished at what Shelly Perry Designs will do.    

In my case, SPD helped me with a difficult loft condo, taking it from tedious to transformative.  A lush mix of color, texture and art. A hand-painted curtain. A faux skylight of the city on the living room ceiling.  Forty-year old round art-deco chairs re-upholstered in rich blue-green and teal.  Nobody else would do this for you.  SPD will.  Whatever your taste, style or dream, Shelly makes it real.  Shelly will make you happy.  Thank you, Shelly.”

Happy Client, Northbrook, Illinios

I live in the Northshore of Chicago and can't say enough great things about Shelly Perry. We were looking to put our house on the market to sell and really needed help to stage it with the hopes of selling quickly. Shelly completely staged our home using everything that I already owned. That was the beauty of it. She came in and took about 5 minutes to size up what we needed to do in each room and worked with me and the realtor to make it happen. Each room came alive and was so inviting. "Parts of me saw it all happen and wished I was staying". And of course it then sold in a matter of days. Shelly is creative, resourceful and a pleasure to work with. I will now be moving and will use Shelly to set up and decorate my next place. I love the fact that she is so comfortable working with what you currently own but has a fresh take on using your furniture and accessories in a new way.  

Signed. A Very happy client in Northbrook Illinois

Ara Hamamjian, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH

"Shelly has contributed her unique design influence to projects at The River Gallery. For the past 7 years we have featured her Holiday window display design and this year have featured the display on the 2013 Holiday Collection postcard. Using objects from the Gallery archives and  elements from nature, she has created a unique and personal display which represents the spirit of the River Gallery. She understands our budget and our vision and manages to create something special".

Debra Kaden, Broker Associate @properties, Chicago, IL

Shelly can transform an "ordinary" home to "sensational". She is a master at her craft!
Not only does Shelly have a great eye for design and staging but she is trustworthy and dependable! I highly recommend Shelly, she is terrific!

Fred Heichman SR.V.P., DIRECTOR OF LEASING, Chicago, Il

I would like to thank you for your expert advice on your direction for improvements that were needed to present our house in Deerfield to potential purchasers as a comfortable quality home setting.
The drapes in the family room, the realignment of the furniture for our built out basement, and the placement of wall hangings were a few of the things I know made a huge difference in the appearance of our house. We definitely increased the asking price we were originally thinking of after we completed your recommendations. Funny, I actually after walking through it right afterwards,had regrets that someone else would be living here instead of me.
Wishing you the best of luck and I’ll be recommending your expertise to friends and family should they decide to put their house on the market.
Kind regards,

David Moore, Chicago, IL and Cleveland, OH

Shelly has completed numerous projects for me over the past 15 years in both Chicago and Cleveland. The projects have encompassed the full spectrum of her creative design talent and project management skills, including complete home renovations, staging of homes and condos, furniture design, specialty painting, design and decorating advice. Her attention to detail and "straight talk" recommendations are invaluable in planning projects. She is a pleasure to work with and has a "can do" approach to finding unique and cost effective solutions to a wide array of rehab and design challenges. She is the first call I make whenever I have a new project and I recommend you do the same!


I am grateful for the hard work and service provided by Shelly Perry. Her expertise and knowledge not only made my project easier but also the best deal financially. Shelly is very personable and professional. I highly recommend Shelly Perry to anyone looking to do any upgrades or designs for their house or office. I also had the opportunity to work with Shelly and it is a pleasure to work with her since her knowledge makes it fun. She is on top of my list of people to call for my future projects since Shelly's personality, knowledge and experience are very valuable to me as a co-worker or custumer.