Shelley Johnstone has the most beautiful backyard… truly an oasis! Inspired by her love of Capri and Palm Beach, this perfectly manicured acre of land, located in the Lake Forest suburb of Chicago, provides a vacation from daily life for her family of seven and their friends. “You know when you go to a hotel and the sheets and linens are beautiful? Why not create that same experience at home? Everyone is trying to escape the everyday, but I believe that hanging out at home should feel like being on a vacation,” Shelley said in the May issue of HouseBeautiful which features her backyard (not yet available online). It was also featured last week by Tory Daily where Shelley shared expert tips on summer entertaining that you will not want to miss! Photography by Cynthia Lynn.
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To read Shelley’s summer entertaining tips, please visit Tory Daily. Please visit Shelley Johnstone Design for additional information and follow @shelleyjohnstonedesign on Instagram for ongoing inspiration. You can see more of her beautiful backyard and home here and here. And stay tuned, because I will be posting more of Shelley’s backyard as featured in House Beautiful along with additional exclusive images provided by Shelley for The Glam Pad!