(Photo by Kerri McCaffety for Southern Accents Magazine)
"Color is one of the most powerful elements in design. Color is light and energy; the most effective door to emotion, yet the least expensive element to work with. By simply changing the color of a room, you can literally transform your life." - Ellen Kennon
Since 1982, designer Ellen Kennon has been creating environments often described as magical and healing.
Ellen's holistic approach to creating interiors is featured in House Beautiful The Home Book and although she has never advertised, her Full Spectrum Paints have been featured in numerous national publications, including nine House Beautiful magazines, three House Beautiful books, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Ellen created a custom color palette for renowned artist Hunt Slonem's exhibit at the Ogden Musuem in New Orleans that was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Ellen is also featured in Slonem's book, Pleasure Palaces. Her philosophy on color therapy is quoted alongside Johann Volfgang von Goethe in the critically acclaimed book Chasing Matisse.
In addition to paint, Ellen offers a collection of custom furniture for home and garden. She won an Alpha Award in New Orleans for furniture design and designed a collection of iron and limestone furniture which was featured in Architectural Digest Magazine.
An interior designer with over three decades of experience which includes working for "designer's designer" Peter Marino Architect, Ellen has designed numerous residences and offices in New York and the Gulf South, and created the architectural design for Harmony House, St. Francisville's first interior decorator showcase house, and several other country retreats.
A personal development speaker with Inside Speakers (insidespeakers.com), Ellen is available for speaking engagements, color and design consultations. Topics include color therapy, creating your personal sanctuary and self-empowerment. For appointments, email or telephone: (877) 877-7628.
Featured as one of "Twelve major players in design" in the March 2012 issue of House Beautiful Magazine.
"One of St. Francisville's most renowned B&Bs. Adirondack-style rusticity, a lovely setting in the town's historic district, exquisite interior design, and most luxuries imaginable. Very private. Repeatedly described as magical."
-Fodor's Gulf South Travel Guide on Shadetree Inn (created by Ellen Kennon)
"Ellen is a magician with color, texture and space. Walking into one of Ellen's creations becomes a spiritual experience. She captured the spiritual essence of Hemingbough."
-Arlin Deese, Hemingbough Conference & Convention Center, St. Francisville, Louisiana
"Ellen is very intuitive at assessing exactly what it takes to create an environment that helps put the client in touch with his inner self. She's like a 'ghostbuster'. She can clear a room with hundreds of years of negativity, lighting the dark corners so that angels can come in and play."
-Iris Williams, Spiritual Counselor & Intuitive
"She has a tremendous amount of innate design talent. Also, her confidence is remarkable: She doesn't know what she can't do therefore she can do anything."
-Architect Steven Bingler as quoted in The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana
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