Don and Shellie Scott

1213 Chatsworth

Inspired by the grandeur of Europe, Shellie Scott has created a home fit for royalty. From the two-story plus living room with a curved staircase rising to the second floor to the dramatic dining room with deep gold-toned crown molding and a massive chandelier, much in this grand home suggests another time and place. Yet, this palace provides a warm home to Don, Shellie, and their teenaged son, Brian, who, by the way, often fills the home with his friends and their activities. 

The Scott’s holiday décor, consistent with the theme of the house, begins with a living room mantle decorated around 4-foot angels and a huge 25-foot tall Christmas tree decked out in large antique-style ornaments predominantly in tones of gold. Owners of a scrap metal business, the Scotts acquired this tree one hot July afternoon at an auction for scrap metal. In the midst of bulldozers and dust, much to Shellie’s surprise, the auctioneers wheeled out a massive Christmas tree. She knew it was destined for her living room and did not hesitate to win the bid. One year she even tried to decorate it herself until, perched on top of a 24-foot ladder, she noticed the tree begin to sway. Since then, she has relegated that part of decorating to the professionals.

When the Scotts bought their home over eight years ago, they spent just under two years renovating it and making it their own. Rich colors of brown, gold, and rust combine with dark wood and leather furnishings to create a backdrop for Christmas.