No matter what your style is, or the size of your project, Shelley will partner with you and help relieve the stress associated with these projects. In fact, having fun and enjoying yourself is a pre-requisite to working with Shelley.
Shelley takes a hands-on approach to her work, personally looking after each client as she tailors her design solutions to their individual needs and taste. She will create a space for you that reflects your personality and the way you live. Her clients value her efficiency and reliability, as well as her genuine patience, friendly demeanor and pure love of what she does. Her passion for design and en­thu­si­as­tic en­er­gy is obvious and has earned her the reputation as a designer who is easy to work with and committed to quality outcomes.

Shelley’s close attention to detail allows her to transform a space into something unique and beautiful in a way that makes it stand out from the rest.  Her finishing little touches delight her clients, setting her apart from the rest, and are unique to her projects alone. Shelley's continuous research and keeping abreast of design trends results in a wonderfully curated "story" for homes to live in as well as homes to be staged and sold.

Shelley has been transforming interiors since 2000, and has personally had the exciting opportunity of overseeing the building of two of her very own family homes over the last 10 years, one in Australia and the other in San Diego. Shelley has a valued team of trusted and reliable tradespeople that she works with on a continued basis.

Born in South Africa, Shelley has lived around the world - a key influence in the ever evolving eclectic, textural, cozy and delightful looks that she is known for. Inspired by her mother and grandmother, both exceptionally talented seamstresses, Shelley was creative from a young age, and has always had a love for decor, fashion and art. Shelley studied Interior Design and Fashion Design in South Africa, Australia and San Diego, and as a result has developed a passion for design from different cultures and eras. Shelley started out in the Fashion Design arena where she owned and operated her own business in South Africa for many years. After immigrating to San Diego, Shelley experienced a brief stint in the corporate world of telecommunications. Whilst loving that world, after a few years, her creativity took over and she was drawn back into the design world, but this time with Interiors. 

Today Shelley Sass Designs is a full-service Interior Design firm, assisting clients world wide with a wide variety of home improvement related issues including: collaborating with builders, selection of furniture, fabric, lighting, accessories, flooring and window treatments, re-upholstery, space planning, 3D rendering, landscaping and designing custom pieces. 

Shelley's mission is all about creating spaces that are beautifully pleasing both aesthetically and practically. She would like every space that she plays a part in to be truly loved by it's owner. She wants her clients to walk into their homes and feel love, pride, contentment and pure joy! The results of her work should enable each individual’s style to emerge into a design that will inspire and promote their well-being. 

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