"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.
"I believe the design and implementation of functional, beautiful spaces can do more than help us feel comfortable; it can enrich our lives, lift our souls, and open our eyes to new possibilities.”Laura Alice Hargiss
Laura Alice Hargiss was raised in Alton, Illinois. As a musician and artist, her heart was set on a future that involved a creative hand. Inspired by her love of architecture and design, she decided on pursuing a design career. In 2009, she began attending Brigham Young University – Idaho to pursue a Bachelors degree in Interior Design, from which she graduated in April 2014.
Laura Alice has a great interest in Kitchen and Bath design and during her senior year at BYU-Idaho, she was the National Kitchen & Bath (NKBA) Student Chapter President. Also during her time at BYU-Idaho, Laura Alice participated in the rigorous NKBA competition, GE Charette, for which she won Honorable Mention. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD).
As an artist, Laura Alice has won several awards for her artwork in Illinois state competitions. For Elle Interiors, she offers sketches, hand renderings, and computer renderings for clients who wish to see design visions for their new spaces.
In her spare time, Laura Alice enjoys reading, cooking, creating art, performing music, writing poetry and short stories, and spending time with her family and friends. She relocated to the Phoenix area upon being hired to work for Elle Interiors in August of 2014.