"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.
Jamie Marquez was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Relocating to Gilbert, Arizona she excelled as a visual merchandiser for home improvement stores, while working toward her Associates in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Phoenix. Specializing in window treatments she measured and installed products for several years before perusing a career in technology sales, operations management, and logistics. Just like the rest of the Elle Interiors team Jamie loves travel, but has found hobbies in crafting and podcasting when not spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Jamie comes back to interior design and brings her operations & technology background with her to assist in the daily management of the office, purchasing, and logistics.
"I believe that my creative talents have the potential to positively impact clients in the future. I have always aspired to create beauty and function in peoples’ everyday lives. I love that interior design requires the use of both left and right brain, and challenges my capabilities on many levels."Elly Druckman
Elly Druckman was born in La Jolla, California and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. Inspired by an interest in Design she aspires to earn a degree and continue to work in the Interior Design Industry. She is set to graduate from Gilbert High School in the spring of 2019, and then plans to attend an out-of-state university to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design . She began working for Elle Interiors in the fall of 2017.
Elly has always had an interest in architecture and design, and found the perfect opportunity to be introduced to the business working for Elle Interiors. In her free time, Elly enjoys participating in her schools clubs as well as reading and attending local concerts.