I am inspired every day by the power and strength of the individuals I work with – both our HLGstudio team members, as well as our client and consultant partners – for the amazing accomplishments we’re able to achieve together. It’s a synergy I’ve never experienced anywhere else but here at HLGstudio.
— Shelly Hughes

As one of the founding partners of HLGstudio, Shelly brings tremendous insight and leadership skills to her clients and team members.  She is focused on design, strategic planning, research and development and the integration of best practices in the corporate workplace. Through her nearly 30 years of experience Shelly is able to capture and transform great ideas into spaces that will provide emotional connections and achieve tangible results for our clients.   As a firm leader, Shelly has created an ambitious vision for HLGstudio – one that motivates every individual of the firm and fosters communication and collaboration.  


I’m energized by: Refreshing myself with continuous learning – I recently received my Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design and am an adjunct professor at Brenau University.

I find inspiration through: Traveling.  I love exploring new places and cultures – I’ve been lucky enough to visit so many different cultures – from Cuba and Morocco to Antarctica and China.  

What I like most about this time in my life:  Having the ability to be a mentor to others.  



Bachelor of Interior Design, Louisiana State University
Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Brenau University