"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.
Ellinor landed in Phoenix in 1998 and has since called Arizona home. She became a U.S. Citizen in 2008. She has two children and lives in Gilbert. 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. In 2017 she studied and passed her license to become a residential General Contractor. 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 and exploring new places, theatre, dance, fine dining, and spending time with her family.
"Interior design is not just about making a home beautiful. It involves a comprehensive understanding of the individuals who live in that space and what their needs and desires are. In an era of DIY and style on demand, I endeavor to take a client beyond the norm and toward a more holistic approach, while conscientiously maintaining a sense of style that will stand the test of time. That is my sole passion; to deliver designs that are masterfully tailored, carefully curated, and unequivocally personal."Travis Fellmeth
Travis Fellmeth, a native of rural Wisconsin, comes to Elle Interiors with a liberal arts degree in Interior Architecture & Design, a passion for chic, stylish interiors and a love for art and antiquities. After graduating in 2017 and living and working at home, he moved to Arizona to jump start his career with a well-established firm. His love for design began as a child, when he would constantly re-arrange the furniture in his home and actively study any design publication he could find. Naturally, this passion led him to a top notch education where he soon found his wings, and with experience living in the Midwest, the deep South, New York City, and now the West Coast, has a well-developed and multi-faceted understanding of aesthetics.
When he is not busy creating, networking or studying interior design, he enjoys reading, physical fitness, a quiet coffee shop or antique store, playing Beethoven sonatas on the piano, or exploring the many natural wonders that Arizona has to offer.
"Interior Design is more than just a look – it's a feeling. That is something I have always believed, whether it's designing spaces or visiting places close to home or halfway around the world. I love to combine function, sustainability, purpose, and, of course, aesthetics to create that sweet place you never want to leave. My goal is to help clients create their own unique, ideal sweet place."Athena Costanzo
Athena Costanzo was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her love for interior design started in 2009 when her parents remodeled the family home. She saw the whole process from the demolition to the design and loved checking in on the renovation at all stages of the project. That's when she knew she wanted to be a part of the design process and help others get their dream homes. After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning, Athena moved back down to Scottsdale to pursue her love of interior design.
Outside of work, Athena can be found exploring. Whether it's trying a vegan café or restaurant, traveling across America and Europe, attending concerts and festivals, or hiking throughout Arizona, she's always up for adventure. Unless it's Sunday - then she's watching the Bears and Cardinals.
Nate Truong moved to Arizona a few years ago and went back to school to pursue his dream of becoming an interior designer. When he grew up, he watched his mom remodel her restaurant and home just by her own “street smart” knowledge. He attended Scottsdale Community's interior design program and graduated as one of the top students of his class. His experience with having lived in the Northeast, the South and now the West Coast, has given him a good sense of difference aesthetics. Nate is also great with Auto-CAD, 2020, 3-D renderings and strive to always learn more.
When Nate is not busy with work, he loves being outdoors; hiking, camping, and walking his two dogs. He enjoys good coffee, food, and exploring different stores and road trips.
"Design is about making people happy, either functionally, aesthetically, or emotionally".Sherlai Breitling citing quote by Robin Siegerman.
Sherlai Breitling, a native of Alaska and most recently from Oregon's Willamette Valley joins our team as the office manager and purchaser. She is mother to two incredible adult children and recently moved to Arizona. She comes to Elle Interiors with over 15 years in the design field. She has owned multiple design businesses varying from co-owning a retail home decor storefront, transforming a full-service design studio with a partner, and most recently creating a staging company from the ground up. She has always thrived in behind-the-scenes details. Organization, knowledge, and communication are skills she brings to the Elle Interiors team.
When Sherlai isn’t working, she enjoys reading, puzzles, working on projects around the home, traveling and spending as much time as possible in the sun.
Rand Armstrong has a long background within various fields of construction. His family moved to Prescott when he was 9 years old, and today he shares his time between Prescott and the Valley. Rand comes to Elle Interiors with tons of experience within both residential and commercial construction. On larger projects he takes the role as Construction manager, but he can also be seen working on everything from demo to framing, drywall, etc. on Elle Interiors' various remodel projects. Rands strengths are his strong work ethic, his detail focus, and honest and personable style. When not working, Rand enjoys travelling, spending time with his loved ones, fine wine and dining, and the outdoors
Jeff Dalrymple. With almost 40 years in construction, Jeff is the ultimate problem solver on all Elle Interiors remodel projects. He started doing construction framing straight out of school, and have for the past 12 years worked with all aspects of remodeling; plumbing, electrical, drywall, tile, paint, appliances installations and more. What Jeff does not know, is not worth knowing, and he has a solution for all and any problems that may come up. Jeff has shared his skills with Elle Interiors' clients for the past 10 years. He is a Phoenix native and lives with his wife of 30 years on the west side of Phoenix. Together they have 6 grown children and 11 grandkids.