Shelley Johnstone is not only one of my favorite designers, but she is also one of my favorite people whom I admire greatly. We met over the summer in Newport and became fast friends. She is incredibly talented and just as beautiful on the inside as she is out! Shelley lives in an elegant and classical mid-20th-century home in Lake Forest, Illinois with her husband Brett and their blended family of five. While family always comes first for this busy mom, Shelley manages to seamlessly integrate beauty within her everyday life and within the homes of her lucky clients.
Simplicity, elegance, and attention to details are the hallmarks of Shelley’s style, and that doesn’t change when she’s decorating for the holidays. “I like to keep it clean and fresh, with beautiful pinecones and greens, apricots and oranges, gold accents,” she said. Let’s step inside Shelley’s picture-perfect home, decked for the holidays with Christmas playlist cued up, candles flickering, and with fresh tulips, roses, and aromatic greens laced throughout! Photography by Werner Straube for Traditional Home with captions by Elaine Markoutsas.
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