“ I contracted Ellinor to assist me with the complete remodel of an investment property that I wanted to put on the market as a sale. I had a very short time frame to complete the remodel as well as a limited budget. I can truthfully say that working with Ellinor and her expert team was an absolutely amazing experience and helped me get top dollar for my investment and sell the property in record time! Ellinor assisted me during every step of the process – from design and color selection, vendor interviews and timeline and budgeting. Even when things did not go as planned…one of the products I selected was on back order – Ellinor immediately jumped into action and helped me select alternative items. The results of working with Ellinor were absolutely phenomenal: During open house events, the feedback from prospective buyers was overwhelmingly positive and the property earned ‘best of’ in the Desert Ridge community. Most importantly, the property sold in record time and helped me achieve a return on my investment. Ellinor is classically trained in Sweden and France and is now the interior designer gem of Arizona! She is the quintessential professional and I highly recommend her for any project you may have!”
“ I decided to remodel my kitchen and didn't even know where to begin with. I wanted to turn it from something I currently hate into something I would love and be happy to have guests around. My new space needs to be functional, beautiful and spacious. Elle carefully listened to all my concerns and desires and came up with amazing suggestions and design that I would never thought about. She is extremely easy to work with and delivers a rare combination of creative conceptualization and incredible design. I cannot wait for my kitchen to be done!!!”
“ We had a fantastic time working with Ellinor. She brought a tremendous amount of creativity and suggested ideas, colors that we never thought of. She understood what we want and worked closely with us. Her design recommendations were good. All our friends and visitors comment on the uniqueness and beauty of our house and have people asking for her name when they come into our home. Thanks Ellinor!”
“ We were blessed to have Laura Alice as our lead designer. Our project started out small but, as many do, blossomed as time went on. We owe this to Laura Alice's keen eye, good sense and tactfulness. She is a beautiful young woman, wise beyond her years and a joy all around. She had us figured out from the first meeting and brought our vision to fruition. Actually she helped hone our vision; we weren't sure we even had one! She is professional, well-educated and she has great people skills. We felt confident in her hands and she came through for us in every sense. We would highly recommend Laura Alice as part of the Elle team.”
“ We purchased a large Condo in need of an update. My daughter found Ellinor Ellefson online from the beautiful work she demonstrates on her website. Ellinor came and gave me some wonderful ideas. Everything she picked for me fits in perfectly. She gave me some options, and I chose from those, and whatever she suggested was always right. I have complete confidence in Ellinor's excellent taste. Ellinor also knew where to hang our many art paintings and placement of sculptures. She made our home not only beautiful, but also more functional. Ellinor always has a wonderful, enthusiastic attitude. She followed through with the update, with excellent service, and we are thrilled with the results. I highly recommend Ellinor and Elle Interiors.”
“ We reached out to Ellinor after finding her on Houzz. We had just moved into a new build where we had decided to do a lot of the decorative work on our own vs. going through the builder. However, my husband and I have very different tastes. Ellinor was able to listen to us both and find items we both loved. Ellinor also had ideas for our house that we would have never thought of or been brave enough to do on our own. It was those ideas that really make our home feel like a custom home. Thanks Ellinor! ”
“ Ellinor Ellefson and Elle Interiors provided a wonderful design experience for us. We have previously been involved in multiple building, remodel and design projects and know how challenging it can be. This time we set out to finish the interiors of a new home which would be lived in part time. Ellinor is an outstanding interior designer with exquisite taste and impeccable style. From the beginning, Ellinor was able to discern exactly what we were hoping to achieve and gave us several excellent options for each part of the project. She is expertly knowledgeable and translated our descriptions into results that were both sophisticated yet practical, beautiful yet understated. We very much appreciated her eye for detail and suggestions she made that really enhanced our home. She and her staff always followed through and were considerate of our needs and schedule. They were gracious and solved the occasional challenges most satisfactorily. We are thrilled with our interiors and with the service Ellinor provided. I enthusiastically recommend Elle Interiors. ”
“ We purchased a new home (new construction), and chose to not upgrade a thing through the builder. Instead, just after closing we gutted the house, and Ellinor helped us create our dream home in less than 30 days. The value was incredible, and we ended up with great craftsmanship and style not generally associated with a tract home. Ellinor really worked to understand "our style" and we could not be happier. Thanks so much! ”
“ We found Ellinor online and chose her based on the recommendations and pictures we saw of her work. We first had her come and do a consultation to get some input on updates we wanted to make to our whole house. It was really helpful as she confirmed our thoughts on some things, pushed us outside of our box on others, and gave us some great suggestions that we wouldn't have even thought of! She was very knowledgeable and having her input was invaluable. She gave us a good idea of how much things would cost and helped us prioritize the work. A few months later we were ready to move forward with our kitchen remodel and had her manage the project. It was so helpful to not have to search for contractors or to organize/coordinate timelines, etc. as she did that all. We knew exactly what would happen when - and it stuck pretty close to schedule. This made the remodel a lot less stressful and more enjoyable. In the end, we loved how the kitchen turned out and were super grateful for her help in making it great! (A few before and after pictures are included to show the transformation) ”
“ Ellinor listened carefully and quickly developed a great feel for what we were hoping to achieve in our kitchen remodel. She prepared about 8 possible plan options, including the one we ultimately selected that involved removal of existing interior walls. We had not considered this option that required walls removal earlier, and the resulting kitchen we now have is great. We could not be happier with our new kitchen!
Ellinor also put us in touch with a custom cabinet craftsman that made our cabinets at considerable cost savings over other builders. This savings more than paid for the cost of using Ellinor throughout the entire project.
The new kitchen followed total demolition of the old one, including removal of interior walls and closure of an in-the-floor cold air return duct, and routing of new HVAC ducting in the attic. Addition of a new 5' by 9' island required trenching in the slab floor to connect a new farm-house sink plumbing. We also upgraded an in-suite bathroom in an adjacent bedroom and added plumbing for a new bar sink. The existing hardwood flooring was in-filled to match the existing flooring. All new lighting is entirely LED, with dimmer control capability.
A new Sub-zero under-counter refrigerator and new under-counter wine refrigerator, an under-counter microwave oven and new Miele 36" induction cook top were added. A custom-fabricated stainless steel ventilation hood provides a dramatic visual focal point for the new kitchen. An existing 42' Sub-zero refrigerator, Dacor double oven and Bosch dishwasher were relocated in the new kitchen.
The result is outstanding!”
“ We purchased a new home and wanted a new look from top to bottom. Ellinor helped us pick out interior paint color, baseboards, helped with flooring and ideas about adding and removing drywall to open up our space, along with many other things to think about. She gave us ideas on our kitchen remodel and future bathroom remodel. Our kitchen looks great! She really listens to what you are trying to accomplish, has so many great ideas and can help you design your space specific to your tastes. We already recommended her to a couple of friends. ”
“ I consulted with Elle Interiors for home staging assistance prior to putting our home on the market. Elle provided amazing advice and her recommendations were invaluable. The direction she provided led to multiple offers the first day the home was listed! Her eye for detail and design skill are top notch! I highly recommend this company and would love to work with them again.”
“ Elle Interiors works to maintain the highest design impact while giving you the space that truly works for you and your family. Ellinor is personable and professional.”
“ We worked with Ellinor on a really large remodel that involved complete kitchen and baths renovations, new flooring, work to the pool and patio, and much more. We are thrilled with the end result and everyone that comes to our house loves our house and the designs. We are so glad we hired Ellinor, as this is something we could never have done on our own! Ellinor was very hands on throughout the entire project, and worked closely with the general contractor and the other trades to make sure things got done according to her designs. We find her to be a very talented designer, and also a very pleasant person. As to expect when doing a large project, there were a few hiccups on the way, but Ellinor made sure everyone stayed on top of things. She also remained positive and cheerful throughout the process, which was very helpful when we sometimes would get hit by "remodel exhaustion". We are now working with her to add furniture to some of our rooms. Her suggestions are creative and interesting, and she has really helped us pin-point our style. She listens very carefully to her clients, but is then also not afraid to suggest out of the box solutions. The overall experience of working with Ellinor has been very enjoyable, and we find her extremely creative and professional. We have already recommended her to several of our friends”
“ Elle Interiors managed an extensive redesign of our fireplace, interior painting, replacement of furniture and lighting fixtures and a tile project in our kitchen. They were very professional and provided accurate expectations of pricing and timing. Their eye for design is amazing and we are very happy with the outcome. I plan to use them again soon for additional projects. ”
“ We bought a house in Apache Jct. in July of 2015. We were still in our old home out of state and not familiar with any professionals here in the valley. I began on the internet and saw Elle Interiors. I called and had a long chat with Ellinor and decided there and then that she was who we would choose to work with. I flew in, met with her and the demolition person and the cabinet maker. Within 2 and 1/2 hours we had everything decided (window treatments, flooring, cabinets, and paint, and wall removal) so they could begin work as soon as possible. The moving trucks came the end of August and things weren't quite finished but everything was on the original timetable as we expected. We moved into a finished house that was beautiful, comfortable and felt like home immediately. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed and despite my continuing attempts to derail the budget we stayed within the ballpark. My husband and I have done several remodel jobs in the past and never have had such an easy and fun experience before. We love, love our new home.”
“ My husband and I built a new house and knew that we needed help with decorating. We saw the online pictures of Ellinor's work and decided to hire her. We were very pleased with the process - neither of us had ever worked with a designer before and she did a great job helping us determine what our style actually was. We are thrilled with the results and feel like we now live in a model home! Ellinor is fantastic at design and we'd recommend her to anyone needing help like we did! ”
“ Ours was a BIG project in that we placed engineered hard-wood floors throughout, remodeled our kitchen, laundry room, completely re-furnished the master bedroom and kitchen nook, along with a whole-house paint job, including fabrics, hardware and window dressing. We think Ellinor is a fantastic designer with exquisite taste and a keen eye for detail and she really helped in difining our style which turned out to be 'Transitional'. Be prepared for the sensational piece/s arriving as in our side-table. Intricate carving in an alabaster finish wood type - oh my! On recently asked how I would describe my kitchen - "the overall essence literally takes my breath away". Describing my bedroom - " I feel as though I have been plucked from the dark era into a Zen-like, swirling mist of tranquil loveliness". We are working on my master bathroom and powder room now.”
“ Ellinor did an amazing job on our home! She listened to what we liked and wanted and the finished product was better than I could have imagined. She works within any budget and has great suggestions. I would trust her again and again. I sometimes can't believe it's actually my home!”
“ Elle designed several options for my home. Every design was so beautiful it was hard to chose which design to go with. She also has a great personality and is so easy to work with.”
“ Our home was 15 years overdue for a total makeover. Being that my husband and I cannot agree on anything, I knew we had to hire someone to help us. If I was going to spend the money to remodel, what was a little more to ensure it looked terrific. I was a little nervous so I spent some time researching before settling on a designer. Once I found Ellinor, saw her portfolio, I knew she was the one.
My goal was for was a clean, uncluttered, spa like, New Orleans/ contemporary French/ boutique hotel. I love Ellinor"s taste and felt she understood my goal.
Initially I was a little hesitant of some of her choices, they were not at all what I would have chosen on my own and that"s exactly why we hired her, for her impeccable taste. We trusted her and are so glad we did. We are completely thrilled with our beautiful home.
If you like the photo"s you see of her work then trust me when I say; trust her, let her work her magic and you will be as proud of your home as we are. Many thanks to Ellinor and her team!! ”
“ Elinor listened carefully and understood what we wanted in our kitchen remodel; look and feel. She developed outside of the box solutions; moved interior walls and opened the area up saved significant project costs with recommended contractors. The new kitchen areas far exceeded our expectations; the resulting work spaces and entertainment flow are wonderful.”
“ Ellinor is a seasoned professional, with an amazing eye for exquisite details and design. I would recommend her to anybody who is looking to remodel a small room, a kitchen , a room or the entire house.”
“ Elle Interiors provided interior design and consulting for our small office condo remodel. The color, lighting, furniture and art choices were a big part of a successful transformation of the space. Couldn't be happier with the results almost three years after the fact. So glad I had Elle Interiors by my side when making decisions and working with the contractor.”
“ I had delayed installing flooring throughout our first floor because I couldn't make a decision and it was about 1600 sq. ft of floor. No going back once a decision was made. I hired Ellinor of Elle Interiors to make a recommendation. She listened to what we wanted and what was important to us, because if resale value is important, then sometimes what you want isn't the right thing. She steered me away from my first choice, took me to the showroom, helped narrow down the choices and helped us get flooring, that I love and that increased the resale value of our home, at a very reasonable price. Her installers were fabulous and we get nothing but compliments on our floor.”
“ Working with Ellinor of Elle Interior, Phoenix AZ, has been a pleasure. I needed a contemporary designer who would efficiently get the remodel project done. I was not disappointed. Ellinor's approach to the project is very systematic. On the first consultation, she scoped the project and gave me a few design ideas that helped me gain the confidence in her understanding of my design requirements. After hiring her, she came up with three design option (consisting of layout, material selection, countertops, faucets, lighting etc). This made selecting my choices easy. Ellinor also gave her opinions of what she thought works best which was important to gaining my confidence. I would get carried away with add-on options and Ellinor would remind me that in a contemporary look, it is important to keep the design simple and not cluttered. After making design choices, Ellinor put a design cost estimate spreadsheet together and hired the necessary trades people to get the project done. Coordinating all the workers was a complex task, but other than some unforeseen schedule impacts, the project mostly went smoothly and completed with minor schedule delays. The beautiful end result is clearly visible at http://www.houzz.com/projects/662583/contemporary-remodel-phoenix-az. I wanted a contemporary remodel and I got just that with clean lines and eye catching colors. I loved Ellinor's use of glass and modern tiles. Lighting was key and you will find bright LED lighting everywhere with modern warm soft light lighting to highlight the space. Ellinor made modern trim selection easy, especially given the extensive choices out there. Thank you Ellinor for a complex remodel made simpler. ”
“ Remodel of the house interior which included full or partial bathroom redesign in 2 full bathrooms, and 1 powder room (shower, hardware, toilets, tub, counter tops). Put in new flooring (tile and carpet) throughout, new paint throughout, lighting features throughout, window treatments & drapes in certain areas, kitchen counter top with redesign, back-splash, hardware and appliances. Added some new furniture, and a few rooms were designed with custom built-ins. Every room of the house was touched in full or part, in the end.
Very happy with style & choice suggestions provided by Ellinor (Elle Interiors) from the get-go, and the ultimate selections. Was never presented with too much nor too little, and was usually easy to make a final decision based on needs, costs, overall desired style and character desired in the remodel. Ellinor understood when I wanted to scale back or go big on decisions for products/quality, etc. The color choices, flow of rooms, custom work, built-ins - - coupled with lighting, hardware, etc, really make the house unique and distinguished at this point.”
“ I bought a "fixer-upper" and was fortunate enough to hire a true professional designer. Laurie 's knowledge and contacts made the entire process bearable, even easy. Her design suggestions were spot on after spending time with me to determine my style. She follows up on every detail, and kept everyone on schedule. I couldn't t be happier in my new home.”
“ My husband and I recently purchased a new home and needed help decorating. We lived in apartment previously, so didn't have much furniture. I was referred to Elle Interiors through a friend and couldn't have been more pleased. We worked with Laurie to fully furnish and help decorate our living room, dining room, master bedroom and office. Laurie was extremely professional and helpful. We met with her a few times to discuss our vision and style and from there she took control. She exceeded our expectations, and even opened our mind to furniture and decorations we wouldn't have chosen otherwise. Overall, would recommend her for any projects big or small. We've received so many compliments, and absolutely love being in our new home.”
“ I could not be happier with the way my home office turned out. Working with Laurie was a pleasure. She brought a stable of great ideas that helped take my ideas of what I wanted done from concept to reality. I was particularly happy with Laurie"s ability to listen and understand my background and interests then integrate many of the artifacts I have collected in my professions, travels, and pastimes into the design. Laurie will be the first person we call when our next project arises!”
“ Working with Ellinor on our kitchen remodel has been wonderful. We were not sure how to even begin a remodel, and Ellinor helped us to develop a vision and make it happen. She proved to be prompt, courteous, professional, responsive, detail-oriented, and above all, was able to help us pull together a plan from a variety of ideas. She was able to help us to quickly zero in on important elements of the design. She made us feel very comfortable with staying within our budget and presented us with options that we never would have been brave enough to attempt on our own! We really enjoyed her energy and enthusiasm, and will recommend her to friends and family. ”
“ We just love our home now! and thanks to Elle Interiors we got exactly what we wanted. Everywhere we look in our home is a wow factor for us and our company. Elle delivered that upon our request. After visiting three or four days with us our company were so happy to stay with us and hated going back home to the snow. They think it"s a resort so now it's called "the Jones family resort"! It looks wonderful, especially after remodeling, before it was painted powder blue everywhere. We told Elle what we wanted, she listened and then asked us to just trust her. We did trust her because we wanted to go to the executive level of decorating our home. People go back home after visiting with us and send us flowers and pictures of our home that they took. We never thought we could have this in Chandler, Arizona but it's an absolutely stunning home now ! Thanks to Elle Interiors!”
“ I found Laurie Westberg, Elle Interiors, by searching for an interior design firm on the internet for help on the new house we were building. Laurie took the time to understand my vision for our home and immediately put together everything I needed to make our dream home exactly what we had envisioned. She was fun to work with and I always felt that she had as much passion about my project as she would for her own home. I would highly recommend her for any design project.”
“ The team at Elle Interiors were wonderful to work with. All my concerns and specifications were met with aplomb. I received a detailed review of my project before any decisions were made and also given ideas I hadn't thought of. Everyone I worked with went above and beyond to make my new room the best it could be. All handled with ease. I highly recommend Elle Interiors. Thank you for making it so special, Laurie. You are a great listener.”
“ I got an Ellinor's name from a friend who used her on a bathroom remodel. I was looking for some assistance in updating my home, but wasn't looking to do a major remodel. Ellinor was wonderful to work with. She picked up quickly on exactly what I was looking for in our decorating project. I was amazed how quickly she picked up on my likes and dislikes. Through each phase, she stayed within whatever budgets I gave her. Ellinor is professional, prompt, and completely reliable. I couldn't be happier.”
“ This project was FUN! I live half way across the country and wanted to modernize our Tempe rental property. At our first meeting, I could see that Laurie Westberg of Elle Interiors was the right person for the job. We hit it off right away. She listened and gave savvy advice about colors and materials, we visited a couple of suppliers and the project took off! In the next month, we spoke twice by phone but really used email and text messaging to best effect. Laurie gets an A+ for commitment AND for answering every single message from me within minutes, so I was never kept waiting. She managed it competently and beautifully! We love the sleek, new look of our little condo!”
“ We used Elle Interiors when selling our home. Using our furniture, Ellinor came in and used her accessories to transform our home into a showplace. Every showing we had we received compliments on how beautiful our home looked. Our home sold in less than 30 days! It was truly unbelievable! I would definitely recommend using Elle Interiors to anyone selling their home....it really does make a difference.”
“ We have very much enjoyed our working relationship with Elle. She is bright, professional, flexible, and has very good ideas regarding design. She is able to work with existing furniture, design, etc., and is able to suggest wonderful alternatives very much keeping in mind budget realities. After a distributors error on the limestone tiles we wanted, we got a more expensive one (what we wanted) for a lower price (what the distributor quoted us); Elle ensured we would NOT be charged the difference! We have chosen to break our renovation into stages; she is very open to that and does not pressure us to increase the speed of the projects. She has a cadre of professionals to assist with whatever project you need; all very good quality at reasonable prices. We highly recommend her for your renovations.”
“ Working with Laurie in updating our living areas and kitchen of our modest Glendale home was a delight! We will definitely be working with her again! From the initial consult and throughout the project, Laurie could visualize the home feeling and look we were trying to achieve, honoring our intentions to utilize and repurpose our existing furnishings including our beloved 80s Scandinavian furniture. She brought us a great new look with rugs, window coverings, tile and cabinetry giving us just the right balance of eclectic/retro/Scandinavian mix, with a pop of red throughout, which my husband and I both love! Throughout the project, Laurie remained cognizant of our budget, and even brought in a cabinet maker when we voiced future plans for re-facing. The new cabinets throughout the house are beautiful, very functional, and cost less than re-facing the old builder grade ones. Laurie is a very personable, talented and experienced professional. The projects were done in a timely manner, with the assistance of skilled craftspersons, and within budget. Thanks Laurie and Elle Interiors for making our home project so enjoyable!”
“ Excellence in knowledge and experience. Meeting deadlines and making sure little details were fixed in a timely manner. Giving sincere advice, and keeping cost at a reasonable level.”
“ Ellinor has an amazing gift for design and color. I was having a difficult time deciding on a paint color for my interior walls and after spending time getting to know me, she helped me pick the perfect color for my home. She also helped guide me through picking three different types of flooring that all look wonderful together. I am very pleased with how everything blends together.”
“ Ellinor was a great resource for my husband and me. He and I have zero creativity, but after a consultation with us, Ellinor identified our "style," and set to work on a brand new fireplace wall and surround. We could not believe our eyes when we saw her drawing! She put something together that made sense for our house and steered us in a great direction. Ellinor provided further help when we started having problems with our contractor (that we had chosen, not her) and got the project back on track. Her billing was fair and honest. We appreciate her efforts and would recommend her to others. We look forward to our next project with her.”
“ Two words. Fabulous partner. Ellinor was outstanding and helpful every step of the way! This was my first time working with a designer and doing an upgrade to my kitchen. Ellinor made the process easy!”
“ Being out of country, we were given Ellinor's name by our realtor to help us overhaul our new vacation condo. We were looking for someone to cater to our very demanding time frame and to search out and execute all of our decor requests. We had some conflicting styles we wanted and she was able to understand our vision and bring those styles together with perfect unity! She went above and beyond in accommodating our needs due to the fact we were not in the country. She arranged and oversaw trades, sent us samples of items with layouts via email, made major furniture purchases and received deliveries, had custom draperies and bedding made and continues to be an excellent source of information years later when we require help. We have had numerous friends stay at our place and they have all said it felt like they were staying in a 5 star resort! Everything Ellinor did for us was of the highest quality and she respected our budget demands. When we could not make a decision, we trusted her professional opinion and she delivered!
We definitely recommend Ellinor if you are looking for quality, service and delivery of your vision.”
“ We recruited Elle Interiors for two projects. The first one was a color consultation for our home in 2011 and the second one was a master bathroom remodel in October 2012. Our experience was very positive.
After the color consultation we painted and changed out hardware in every single room in our house. The house felt 20 years younger instantly. Ellinor helped us define our style and bring it into the home while balancing our style with the style of the house.
Our house was built in 1986. The previous owners had made some improvements to the master bathroom, updated the faucets and re-done the floor in their taste but it just felt dated. The bathroom needed to be brought into the future and into harmony with the rest of the house.
It was difficult for us to decide if we should keep parts of the old bathroom like the bathtub and the tile floor. Ellinor gave us some really good advice on what to focus on and helped us envision and understand the impact of keeping some of the old vs. doing it all. She also provided us with competitively priced contractors and professionals that finished our project in a timely manner without cutting corners. We are so happy with the improvements that Elle Interiors has helped us with.”
“ Elle Interiors was a great resource for the remodel of our office condo. We got beautiful furniture that fit the spaces perfectly and at discounted prices! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Elle Interiors to anyone.”
“ When planning a remodel including a high end media wall in the family room, we began looking for a designer who could help us pull in altogether. After reviewing several local designer websites, we chose Elle Interiors. From the 1st visit, Ellinor seemed to understand what was needed. She even spent a morning shopping with me to find just the right accessories. We were very pleased with the overall outcome and would certainly not hesitate to recommend Elle Interiors for a complete remodel to simply make an existing room or home be more attractive and functional.”
“ Ellinor worked with us to fully renovate a house we purchased both for using personally and for vacation rentals. Changes included all flooring, painting inside and out, repairs of broken tile outside, miscellaneous other repairs, replacement of all faucets and several sinks, full renovation of the master bath, replacement of all door hardware and several light fixtures and fans, and all furnishings including artwork and bedding. We are extremely happy with the results. We are enjoying the home right now and will be welcoming our first vacation renters shortly.”
“ Ellinor provided design, supply, and overall construction supervision for our home remodel project. She interviewed my wife and I as to our tastes and budget and explained the process she believed would be best for us. Not being pros, we appreciated the time and attention which Ellinor spent with us. We were always presented with several ideas to choose from which allowed us to really custom design our own plan with the guidance of a true professional. This same professionalism was also represented by every craftsman recommended. I highly recommend Ellinor if you desire a truly special experience and result.”
“ Ellinor Ellefson provided us with design services and project management services for a major kitchen/family room/dining room/guest bathroom remodel. Her recommended general contractor and the sub-contractors were competent and offered great pricing and quality. We were on a tight time schedule and Elllinor was able to drive the project to finish on time. In addition, she spent time with us, prior to the design stage, to determine our style and she selected products and colors that matched our style and incorporated many decor items we already had. Elllinor was prompt in replying to any questions or concerns we had and she was a great problem solver.”
“ I used Elle Interiors for the remodel of my home and overjoyed in an understatement. Laurie, my designer was knowledgeable was absolutely wonderful. She is efficient and completed a FULL remodel of our home in 13 DAYS!!! She was able to take my favorite colors, as well as minimal ideas and turn our house into our home. I strongly recommend Elle Interiors for all of your design needs!”
“ I had a number of projects I wanted to complete in my home including bathrooms, bedroom, kitchen, and living room. Ellinor helped me to establish a budget for the projects and prioritize them according to my goals. She does an excellent job of working with her contractors to make sure the quality is up to her exacting standards. The finished result is beautiful and on budget.”
“ We were in our home for over 20 years and it started to look tired and outdated. We consulted Laurie Westberg of Elle Interiors and she just "ran with it". We were doing this long distance, since we were in New Jersey at the time. Upon returning home it was like walking into a new house. The change was amazing. Everything from the marble counter tops to the new tile floors, lovely new stall shower, window dressings, etc., was perfect. Laurie has a wonderful sense of style and color and I would sincerely recommend both Laurie and Elle Interiors to anyone.”
“ Ellinor has an amazing gift for design and color. I was having a difficult time deciding on a paint color for my interior walls and after spending time getting to know me, she helped me pick the perfect color for my home. She also helped guide me through picking three different types of flooring that all look wonderful together. I am very pleased with how everything blends together."
Ellinor helped me with my living room, which was important to me because it is the first impression anyone gets of my home. I did get many great ideas from Ellinor. It was well worth the time. The time I received from Ellinor was exactly what I had anticipated. I needed someone to point out my style and give me more direction in color and lighting. Ellinor has made interior design less intimidating for me. She taught me much about what I was doing in design and what I needed to do to correct it. Much obliged!”
“ We have very much enjoyed our working relationship with Elle. She is bright, professional, flexible, and has very good ideas regarding design. She is able to work with existing furniture, design, etc., and is able to suggest wonderful alternatives very much keeping in mind budget realities. After a distributors error on the limestone tiles we wanted, we got a more expensive one (what we wanted) for a lower price (what the distributor quoted us); Elle ensured we would NOT be charged the difference!
We have chosen to break our renovation into stages; she is very open to that and does not pressure us to increase the speed of the projects. She has a cadre of professionals to assist with whatever project you need; all very good quality at reasonable prices. We highly recommend her for your renovations.”
“ I really enjoyed working with Ellinor from Elle Interiors. She came highly recommended to me by a friend and I was super pleased with her work. Ellinor is a classy woman with good taste. I love the space she's created for me and my family!"
"Warm, inviting and comfortable is what I asked for and warm, inviting and comfortable is exactly what I got. "Redo our living room and do it all; we do not want to do a single thing" . And that is just what happened. Ellinor listened to everything we said. We had multiple 'conferences', exchanged ideas, views, opinions and etc. We replaced everything in the room with the exception of the tile floor and I could not be more pleased with every single item and change. She took our media wall and changed it from ho hum to warm, exceptional and singular. Ellinor listens, guides and is responsive and receptive to our thoughts and ideas. We will be working again with her in the future to do additional rooms and look forward to our continuing relationship.”
“ Ellinor came highly recommended to me by close friends who hired her for their own kitchen renovation. I was extremely nervous about our first real renovation (the mess, inconvenience, time, budget, etc.), but it went very well!
Her consultation for modifying our 3-year-old home's kitchen was innovative and original. Her contact with me was always prompt and professional. Her contractors were excellent too - being great about follow-up and did excellent work.
Throughout the project Ellinor remained quick to answer any questions and was available for assistance. I had never hired a designer before, but after working with Ellinor I would not only strongly suggest it, but highly recommend it! My family had been looking to move, and even put an offer in on another house, but after meeting with her and realizing our own home's potential we made the changes she proposed and I'm very happy to say we decided to stay!”
“ I recently moved into an oddly configured rental house that's much too large for the amount of furniture I have. Ellinor immediately knew how to arrange the furniture I do have to take advantage of the space (I love my new office--thanks, Ellinor!), and helped find some beautiful piece (chairs, night stands, lamps, pictures to fill in where needed. Mine wasn't a big job or one where she made much money, but she was as responsive and helpful and hardworking as if it were worth millions. Ellinor is elegant and cultured, with an unerring eye and the ability to be honest in the kindest possible way. I can't recommend her highly enough.”
“ Ellinor is a great decorator. We provided her with general styles and colors that we like and she provided us with the details to remodel our vacation home. Since we were away during the process, Ellinor provided us with emails, samples and photos to keep us informed. We had a budget for the project and Ellinor made certain we stayed within it. When we saw the completed remodel we loved it.”
“ Ellinor did a wonderful job assisting us in the make-over of our home. She listened carefully to our descriptions of what we wanted, our cost concerns, and answered calls when we had questions. She made suggestions for finding items and met us on a couple of occasions to look at couches. The finished product has gotten raves from guests who knew the before and now saw the after. We even had a guest describe our home as "very Zen" which was exactly the look we had hoped for. Thank you Ellinor for a job well done.”
“ Ellinor worked with me to update my condo to a more contemporary style. She understood my goals and was able to select colors and furniture options - decisions that I would have been overwhelmed to make on my own. Every choice was spot on and she helped to make the selections very easy. Everything looks beautiful.”
“ Ellinor transformed our house in Fountain Hills from an empty worn-out shell into a beautiful, warm and comfortable second home. She is fantastic with color and style suggestions and coordination throughout the house. We purchased the house both as a winter getaway and for rental purposes. That meant somewhat different budget preferences than if it was going to be only our home. Ellinor was able to help us with choices that were close to our budget, but resulted in a home that we would be comfortable living in all the time. I recommend her for any home decorating or renovation needs.”
“ Ellinor did the design for our bathroom remodel earlier this year. Her design is excellent! She took time to get to know us and presented us with great options to choose from. She took the stress out of the decision making as all of the choices were great! Our bathroom is by far my favorite room in the house now. I feel like I am at a spa! Ellinor has a talent for beautiful design without losing focus on function.”
“ We contacted Ellinor to help us with our family room which had numerous problems including poor lighting, non functional layout, very plain looking fireplace and inadequate storage. We met with Ellinor to discuss our design style which is contemporary and our expectations for the room. We hired her to develop alternative designs to solve the problems. She developed several different designs, one of which we selected and asked her to implement. During the construction phase we used some contractors we had used in the past, and others that Ellinor recommended. Her recommended contractors were all great. She solved all the problems we asked of her. Our family room is now a welcoming, comfortable room in which to watch television and entertain. We are satisfied clients.”
“ I would highly recommend Ellinor's work based on my experiences. I worked with her on several projects including a major kitchen remodel and for all projects she provided several well thought out design options based on my tastes. Not only did the design choices reflect my taste they also were within my budget. She has transformed my house into a home that reflects my style.”
“ Elle Interiors has remodeled and staged numerous properties that I have sold. The houses they have designed have sold for top dollar relative to comparable properties. The functionality and color selections they choose just seem to really appeal to buyers. Several of the clients I sell properties for have used Elle Interiors over and over because the of the great results. ”
“ My husband and I have very different tastes when it comes to decorating our home. He is very minimalist and I am more warm and homey. We needed someone that could determine what we both found inviting and would ultimately reflect who we are as a couple. Ellinor was such a pleasure to work with. She was great about finding images online that she thought we would both appreciate and visualize in the spaces we were renovating. She found samples for us that we may not have even considered and when we saw them with the other textures and colors, it all seemed to come together.
During construction, Ellinor oversaw all the different contractors and if a problem arose she would make sure the work was corrected or finished in a timely manner. We were working on a strict schedule with a hard completion date. We were really thankful that the bulk of the work was finished when Ellinor promised and it was quite painless in the process. The contractors we worked with had worked with Ellinor for many years and it was nice to know that she was familiar with their work and knew it to be good quality.
We recommend Elle Interiors to anyone who is considering renovation or improvement of their home. We LOVE our new carpet, cabinets, tile, fixtures, lighting and paint. It would have been extremely overwhelming to attempt this renovation on our own or with a less qualified designer. Ellinor is someone we would gladly work with again. ”
“ I fix and flip homes in Phoenix and I've hired Ellinor on more than 30 homes. She has done everything from interior design, project management and staging on homes up to $1.3M. She provides excellent service, very quick to respond, has a great list of contractors/service providers, and is a one-stop shop for high end interior design work. She has been awesome to work with and I always recommend her to other colleagues.”
“ Ellinor and her team are outstanding. I have worked with Ellinor on several projects providing hard treatments for her clients. She is always well organized with project managing, a great leader and always is on target on the designing of her clients homes. I am honored to have the opportunity to continually work with Ellinor and I recommend that everyone contacts her for any size project."
“ We hired Elle Interiors to help us remodel the main rooms of our home. My husband and I had different tastes and Ellinor did a fabulous job of mingling what we each liked. She chose the perfect paint color for us. Her ability to get to the heart of each person's style is amazing. She pulled together many different looks for us with furniture and accessories and helped guide us with furnishings we already had.
I would highly recommend Ellinor and will certainly use her again when we are ready to do the rest of the home."
“ We bought a new home, larger than we"ve had in the past, and were unsure how to decorate the large space and walls. Ellinor took some time to truly understand our taste and style and effortlessly it seems is helping us to make our house into our home. We are still working through the home room by room with Ellinor"s help of course and each room as it is being completed is fabulous. She is great at staying on budget and still finding amazing pieces. We still have a way to go to finish decorating our home and we look forward to working with Ellinor the entire way.”
“ We have used Elle"s creative decorating services twice with great success in the last two years. We first learned of Elle from an article in the AZ Republic and decided to meet with her to discuss our needs. Elle was extremely creative and straight forward communicating her vision of a design. Initially, Elle advised us on interior color palette and selection of tile flooring. This positive experience confirmed that Elle was going to be our decorator for future projects. We then asked Elle to develop a completely new design for our great room. This project met our design and budget expectations and so much more. We are very impressed with Elle"s work ethic. When problems develop as they usually do, Elle took appropriate and timely action to resolve them. Elle also continually reviewed the design concept and made improvements as the process moved forward. We are very happy with our great room and plan to use Elle on future decorating projects.”
“ We have received many compliments on the transformations of the living room and library. Your suggestions were very helpful. Hope things are going well for you. ”
“ My wife and I purchased a vacation home in Arizona. We noticed that the staging of our favorite homes that we looked at were all done by Elle Interiors. We met with other design companies for comparison and liked Ellinor the best. Ellinor had the added challenge of working with out of state clients with a deadline of when we would have guests over to see the house and play golf. She did a great job. She sent lots of photos of furniture to purchase, set up delivery and met the people at the house to make sure it was right.
She also picked the perfect color scheme for the interior and oversaw the painters work. All of the linens, kitchen items, art work and things needed for the home to be comfortable were taken care of. The entire project was done on time, on budget and most importantly, looks great."
“ Ellinor has an excellent eye for design and I trust her choices completely. She listens to her clients carefully and happily works within their parameters. She is an excellent resource to help you create a beautiful, harmonious space.”
“ Entire contact was top of the line. I highly recommend. She was very prompt, used time here productively, provided much info. I found her suggestions very creative and well suited to what I had asked for.”
“ Working with Elle was our first experience working with an interior designer. Elle's patience in helping us understand what the possibilities were for our home was greatly appreciated. Elle motivated my wife and I to make some subtle changes that has made a tremendous difference in our home.”
“ We had just built our home and our furniture hadn't arrived yet. I wanted to get a head start on painting but was nervous that I had none of my furniture for Ellinor to look at. She was amazing! She looked at pictures of my furniture that I had sent her and flawlessly picked out a great palette for the entire house. When my furniture did finally arrive she spent the whole day helping me place it to fit perfectly in my new house. Can't wait for her to come again and do the final touches!”
“ It is my first home, and I wanted it to be my dream place. I did some research and after talking to Ellinor, I felt like she exactly knew what I wanted. As I kept working with her, it seemed a gradual conversion of dream to reality. The color choices, furniture selection, and the final finishing touches were simply amazing. Sometimes the color scheme, she described, seemed a little strange, but my instinct of putting faith in her, produced an awesome results. One point which made me a fan of Ellinor is her ability to work within my budget and the final product didn't give me any feeling of compromise. Another trait which made me most relaxed was her timeliness in getting the job done and managing everything like painting, flooring, plumbing, electrical work. I never had to worry about anything and got regular updates from Ellinor. Her availability, flexibility, and responsiveness are way above expectation. Even after finishing her job, she is always ready to help if I face any problem.”
“ I own a townhouse that needed serious updating and I didn't know where to start. Ellinor really saved the day. She listened to my ideas, guided me to discover the style I could not articulate myself, and she managed several projects that really transformed my house. We're not done yet, and I'll be working with Ellinor in the near future to update two more rooms. Thanks to Ellinor, I'm really enjoying the transformation that's taken place.”
“ Ellinor Ellefson coordinated the remodeling of our 3000 sq feet home in Stonegate in Scottsdale, AZ during the spring of 2011. The remodeling included removal of tiles and installment of hard wood floors, new kitchen cabinet doors and granite countertops in kitchen and baths. Ellinor provided viable suggestions and had access to skilled contractors that she supervised. We can highly recommend her services.”
“ I saw Ellinor's work online and decided to call for a 2 hour consultation. After meeting with her, I knew I would be using her services. She did a great job of helping us understand what type of design we liked and she was so professional. She started by designing our guest bedroom and we were so pleased that we hired her for the guest bath, the kitchen, the lounge and the master bedroom. I truly love walking into all of our new spaces and all of our friends love the rooms she designed. We still have a few more spaces to complete and we will definitely be enlisting Ellinor to help us with those rooms as well. She does an excellent job staying within your budget and finishes projects on time. She was so good, she even convinced my husband that it was worth getting an interior designer.”
“ We are glad that a friend recommended Ellinor to us. Ellinor was very good at helping us clarify our style and then proposing things that fit our style and our budget. She made helpful suggestions on how things would look and how they would function. She was pleasant, patient, and easy to work with. It saved us a great deal of time and trouble that Ellinor had a pool of contractors available with whom she had worked before. We are very happy with the result and find our home far more enjoyable now.”
“ I recently toured the property in McCormick Ranch, and picked up one of your business cards. I've also visited your website and see you truly have a gift--combined with undoubtedly a tremendous amount of hard work. Congratulations! While the remodel of the property is pretty amazing, your contribution certainly makes the contractor's work shine.”
“ I always tell people Ellinor is not only our designer she is our marriage counselor. For years my husband and I could never agree on how to decorate our home and because of that everything was beige. It was during our second meeting with Ellinor she helped us discover we did have something in common, one style that we both liked; now that"s a lady with talent! Since then with Ellinor's help we have transformed our home. She has helped us through a major kitchen remodel, decorating our master bedroom/bath in addition to putting in new flooring throughout our home. Ellinor has access to many qualified contractors and we had nothing but good experiences with all of them. One of the many things I love about Ellinor she"s a designer who is budget conscience. She has a talent of putting together a design that doesn"t cost a lot, but in the end looks elegant. She is someone that we have enjoyed working with over the last couple years and look forward to continue working with in the future. Hiring Ellinor is one of the best things that we have done. She has helped us transform our personal space into something that we really love.”
“ Elinor has a unique ability to discern her client's "style" even when her clients are not sure what they want. While we had not intended to do as much as did in redesigning our home, once we started working with Elinor, we readily saw the need to implement her recommendations. When we finished the project, we loved what she recommended and for those few areas in which we did not adopt her suggestions, we wished we had! We also wished we had retained her sooner -- before we made a few of the changes we made. Elinor was a delight to work with, and we will hire her again (only sooner) when we add another room to our home.”
“ Ellinor is a highly creative designer, and an expert at what she does. She consistently delivers absolutely amazing work and can create various styles and work with varying budgets. If you want a designer that is creative and inventive as well as detailed, consistent and reliable you want to work with Ellinor at Elle Interiors. She is the best!”
“ I hired Ellinor in the Fall of 2008. I wanted to paint the interior of my home and I needed a designer to help me choose the colors. She paid attention to the architecture and the colors we liked and incorporated them with the colors of the furniture and accessories in my home. She made excellent suggestions for future upgrades such as tile in the bathrooms and carpeting. Ellinor also recommended the painter and we used our own DuraSoy One paint from our company Eco Safety Products. I would recommend Ellinor to others looking for a good interior designer at an affordable price.”
“ I hired Ellinor to assist with the interior design of my new medical office. She took the time necessary to discover what we wanted regarding the look and the feel, our likes and dislikes. She covered all the bases from flooring options and cabinet colors to lighting fixtures and artwork. I must admit that I was a bit nervous about her paint color choices because those colors would have never been on my radar. But it looks great and I love it. We get almost daily compliments about our office from patients and visitors alike. Ellinor will be my first and only choice on my next project.
“ Highly recommend Ellinor. She listened to our concerns, presented her ideas and helped educate us on what our original ideas would look like versus her professional opinions. She personalized her talents to our unique needs and was willing to step outside the current trends box to help make our house into a home.”
“Ellinor does amazing work & can keep to your budget. As Ellinor says, it's all about enjoying the spaces you live in & Ellinor has helped me achieve that in my home!!! Thank you!”
“ I never thought I would hire an interior designer because of the cost involved. I also thought it would be easier than it was to choose the color scheme for my house. However, when I had the opportunity to enlist Ellinor's help for a two hour consultation, I did not hesitate. It was well worth the modest fee. I got so many new ideas of how to use things I already own as well as expert advise on paint colors for my entire house! I am so excited to get started now, thanks Ellinor!”
“ Ellinor Ellefson helped us remodel our bathroom as well as selected interior colors for our home. Everything turned out great! She also gave us a lot of good ideas for accessories and furniture placement, and our home is now finally the warm cozy place we were hoping for.”
“ We had a dream. Could we afford to hire someone to redesign the interior of our home? Possibly , turn it into a home showcase that would be warm and friendly. The designer and now friend Ellinor fulfilled our dream. She worked tirelessly with many ideas and concepts making this happen. Ellinor knew how to draw on her skills and abilities in this market of design, colors, furniture and concept with follow through. The following was accomplished in a most professional way on a very scheduled timeline.
The entire color scheme of the house changed, making it fresh and inviting yet bold and brilliant. Rearrangement of existing furniture gave a new feel to our home and specific rooms. Tasteful pieces of art and decor with different themes and textures were added. Cabinet handles, mirrors and faucets were changed, which gave the bathrooms and the kitchen new dimensions. Carpet and countertops changed. With these changes Ellinor matched the colors in an innovative way, which we have received so many positive comments about.
A couple of things that Ellinor pointed out in the beginning was a suggestion to double the size of our baseboards. This was nothing we had thought about doing, however, placing our trust in her we did, and what an unbelievable difference it made! She also suggested extending our eating area by using an additional tile and half space into our family room. This has allowed us to eat at the table moving freely without having to reposition it when we eat. The mood of our meals changed, we can move around the table and still have ample room for any activity in the family room. Such a difference.
Another amazing thing that Ellinor did for us, she strongly suggested that we put area rugs under our master bed, sitting room and pool table. This took a little more time to sink in. But, again we could not be more happier or surprised. Now, stepping out of bed, even though our bedroom is tiled, our feet still sinks into a nice rug, giving us the cozy feeling you want in your bedroom. The dynamics of the room changed and gave us the warm feel we were hoping for. The pool table area took on a look of it's own with the use of an area rug, and the sitting room rug was used as a room divider without having one.
Previously, our front room arrangement did not work. When walking into our home you would first walk into a pool table however...again heeding her expertise, we totally flopped the room and now have a very nice sitting area. As well as an appropriate area that we can enjoy and show off our baby grand piano. This beautiful piece had been in the corner and seldom noticed. This change was also done in part by the rugs, a couple of decor pieces and a sitting chair arrangement that invited you to sit and enjoy the rest of the room. The pool table was now an accent to the room not the main attraction.
We have lived in our home for 14 years and the only time the living room was used was for occasionally entertaining. With this new arrangement, our family has turned to this room for peace and comfort. It can expand and take in the pool table area if needed or stay small and cozy with the focus away from the pool table. Ellinor also selected a very large and impressive art piece for one of the walls. Simple in concept, it brought such a change and finish to the entire room. Compliments are frequent of how much this works towards the beauty of this room. It has a boldness about it but not overbearing. We really thought it was a stroke of genius seeing the finished project.
In our very common neighborhood filled with similar color schemes, Ellinor again suggested we step out of the box and opt to change the outside color of our home. The best way to describe this change and it's effect would be to say we have neighbors and passerby’s stop if we are outside to compliment us on what a change and unique look we have made. We love driving up to it. Seeing the change it made still takes our breath away and brings a smile knowing what changes are inside as well. A beautiful happy place that our family calls home.
Ellinor was more than fair with her pricing and was very flexible with our meeting times. She had patience when we were trying to make the big changes she suggested. She helped lead us down the path when it came time for our final decisions. Overall, our main comment to sum it all up would be, Bravo Ellinor! You took us where we would not have dared to go alone. Your guidance and assistance made this journey one of excitement and a pleasure. We are so pleased with your work. Our dream is now a reality !”
“ Ellinor Ellefson transformed our old, outdated bathroom into a sophisticated, stylish bathroom that I am proud to show off. She took the time to understand our likes & dislikes, style and budget and provided us with a design plan with choices that met our requirements. She saved us time and money by finding stores that carried the items we wanted at very good prices. We enjoyed working with her so much on the bathroom remodel that we've recently used her again to remodel our old brick fireplace - it has completely transformed the space into a warm and welcoming family room area. We look forward to working with her again as we continue to update our home.”
“ We are very grateful to Ellinor Ellefson for assisting us in creating an exciting look and feel in our new home. The huge task of picking the right colors for the entire house turned out so perfect. She understood exactly what we were looking for to make our home complete. Her professionalism and service throughout the process made this daunting task a pleasure. We would highly recommend Ellinor's services.”