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Welcome! Today in The Lounge, Nick sits down with Shelley Cekirge of Shelley Cekirge Interiors and Doug Rassi from Polywood. Shelley is an incredibly fascinating designer to listen to and an artist with a background in theater and painting.

Polywood Outdoor

Doug is primarily based in Indiana — the birthplace of Polywood. With humble beginnings inspired by the ‘Keep America Beautiful’ Campaign, Polywood outdoor furniture is made from recycled milk jugs. In his free time, Doug likes to spend time at the lake with his family.

Get to Know Shelley

Shelley got her start in design after studying theater in both undergraduate and graduate school. She says creativity comes from inside, yet can be nourished in many ways. Her education background, though not interior design focused, inspires her practice. Light design and painting taught her skills necessary for designing spaces. Shelley’s portfolio is a testament to natural talent.

She mostly focuses on luxury residential and commercial projects. Although, after bumping into an old friend working in retail, Shelley decided she’d like to dabble in the area. The dramatic differences between projects and opportunities for collaboration excite her and keep the business moving forward.

Find Polywood furniture on polywoodoutdoor.com. Learn more about Shelley at her website, www.shelleycekirge.com/ or on Instagram, @shelley.cekirge!

Every client has a totally different style, every space has a different thing that's unique, and every project is a little art project.

Chaise Lounge Updates

Stay on the look out in 2019 for season 21 of the Chaise Lounge in a new format!

Watch for the release of Coast to Coast Design, a brand new podcast, hosted by Catherine Hersacher and Garrison Hullinger.

Wrap Up

If you would like to hear more episodes, please visit us on iTunes, Spotify or on our website at TheChaiseLoungePodcast.com. Lastly, find The Chaise Lounge on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or post a review on iTunes, you may even hear your review read live on our next podcast. With that said keep dreaming big, and keep designing a great design business. See ya!

About the Author
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Lauren moved to Denver three years ago and is loving every bit. Though she came to Colorado to study communications, marketing, and journalism, she’s got a love for all things art, design and media related. Lauren’s gig at The Chaise Lounge includes writing, copy editing and creating social media content. When not in classes at the University of Denver or writing about the business of interior design, you can find her with a camera or paintbrush in her hand, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, or on the ski slopes.

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