Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering, Contributing Writer for The Spruce

Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who specializes in decor articles and home tours. When she's not contributing to national publications, you'll likely find her at a flea market hunting for vintage treasures to add to her home decor.

You can learn more about Shelby through her website or by visiting her social media pages:


  • 13+ years writing on lifestyle topics
  • Vintage expert
  • Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)


In college, Shelby studied English, but realized during her junior year that Journalism was her calling. She further studied the art of writing by attending an intensive Journalism program for one semester of college at American University in Washington, D.C., where she shadowed Washington Post reporters and discovered various forms of Journalism. That's when she decided she wanted to pursue lifestyle writing.

Upon graduation, she continued her education by earning a Master's degree in Journalism. Throughout her program, she freelanced to local and national outlets, and later, worked as an editor at a national magazine. Insatiably curious, she continues to seek out fresh ideas and new things to learn about each and every day.

Awards and Publications

In 2018, Shelby was accepted into the organization the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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