"For as long as I can remember, I have been aware of the impact our immediate environment have on how we feel, act, and live our lives. How the things and colors that we surround ourselves with affect our mood and wellbeing. By living in a healthy, functional and beautiful space, our lives will be enriched. My passion is to help other people understand the power of beauty and function, and to bring this into their lives."Ellinor Ellefson
Ellinor Ellefson, award-winning designer and owner of Elle Interiors, was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and spent many years living in France (Paris, Provence). She has a rich background, having lived and travelled all over the world. She studied History of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of Stockholm and became a sought after guide and writer, specializing in the art and design field. This became a strong foundation for her expert design knowledge and aesthetics, and where others have only seen pictures of famous architecture, art, and design, she has experienced it first-hand.
After meeting her American husband, she landed in Phoenix, AZ, and since 1998 she has called Arizona home. She lives with her husband, two teenaged children, a dog and a cat in Gilbert, and became a U.S. Citizen in 2008. After pursuing a degree in Interior Design from CIDA accredited Scottsdale Community College, she launched Elle Interiors in 2007. She is a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) as well as NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and has won multiple awards for her designs. She is also a frequent guest speaker at interior design colleges and various events.
When not helping her clients achieve their dream spaces, Ellinor enjoys travelling, theatre, dance, fine dining, and spending time with her family.
"As a designer, I aspire to create thought out spaces that are harmonious and functional. I strive to capture my client’s dreams and turn them into reality.”Shelby Knoles
Shelby Knoles is a native Arizonan, born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. Inspired by her love of Architecture, Art, and Design she set out to pursue a career in Interior Design. She received her Associates in Interior Design from Salt Lake Community College in 2013 and then went on to Utah Valley University to get her Bachelors degree in Art & Visual Communications with an Emphasis in Art History and a minor in Graphic Design. In 2013 she began working for design firms in the Salt Lake City area and would continue to work in the design industry before moving back to Arizona in 2017 where she began working with Elle Interiors.
Shelby has worked in various creative industries over the years from being a Hair and Makeup Artist to Set Designer, but Residential Interior Design is her true passion. She loves being able to create beautiful and functional spaces for her clients while working along other creatives. She loves to learn and is constantly taking classes to better herself and learn more in the design industry.
In her spare time, Shelby enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and puppy.
"I love the art aspect of designing, it allows unique and creative ideas to blossom and there is no wrong or right way. Everyone had their own taste and it's up to the designer to help discover what that is.”Jenn Hymes
Jennifer Courtney Hymes was raised in northern California with many artistic talents from cooking and sewing to painting and photography. She has always aspired to pursue a future in an artistic field. Inspired by her husband to do what she loves, she decided on pursuing a design career. In 2014, she began attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design. Jen has earned her Residential Planning Diploma in 2015 and anticipates her BS by 2020. She has also become a member of the National Technical Honors Society accredited to her 3.5 GPA.
Jen relocated to the Phoenix Area in 2013 with her husband and has since grown her family of 2 to a family of 4. They now call Gilbert their home as of November 2016.In her spare time, Jen enjoys playing with her 2 kids, cooking, crafting, and painting.
"Using technology to better bring our ideas and aspirations to life in paper and in the field.”Katherine Jaggers
Katherine Jaggers is an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa. In 2008, at the age of 17, she decided to pursue interior design as her career in life. The following year, as a senior at Mountain View High School, she participated in the FCCLA Interior Design Competition for the very first time and was awarded the bronze award. After graduating, she continued her path and attended Scottsdale Community College. While learning and studying interior design, she discovered AutoCad computer drafting, and fell in love. After deciding to dual major in both interior design and architecture, she continued her studies, graduating in 2013 with an Associate of Applied Science in both Interior Design and Architecture Technology. In December of 2015, after traveling Europe, she landed a job selling both custom and ready-made blinds and drapes and has been working with window treatments since. Her goal to pursue both interior design and architecture has not changed, and in 2017, she was brought onboard as an AutoCad designer for Elle Interiors.
She is a self taught artist and being a triplet she is close to her family. When not on the job, she can be found furthering her education, helping out with her family, or drawing with her two cats.