Featured as one of "Twelve major players in design" in the March 2012 House Beautiful Magazine!
Ellen Kennon has been creating environments often described as magical and healing. 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, including the Shadetree Inn Bed & Breakfast.
Ellen's holistic approach to creating interiors is featured in House Beautiful – The Home Book: Creating A Beautiful Home of Your Own, in the Chapter “Expert Insight-Creating A Holistic Bedroom” interview with Interior Designer Ellen Kennon.
"Over my thirty-plus year career as an interior designer, I have created the architectural design for several country retreats, designed lots of furniture and even won an Alpha Award in New Orleans for furniture design. Space planning and color are two of my specialties. Knowledge of fine antiques? Not so much. Working within a tight budget, I'm your girl. Overseeing contractors? No way Jose. Spending hours on end shopping are not my idea of fun either. However, I am excellent at planning a one-two day shopping trip ahead of time, so that an entire house can be furnished right then and there. I call those my "serendipitous shopping experiences" and they always include winding down with a nice dinner and some wine. I'm often told I'm psychic when it comes to intuiting my client's wants and needs, whether they've consciously realized them or not. Whether you hire me to work remotely, or feel the need to have me for a visit, I'm always happy to help, because there's nothing I love more than helping others create their own personal sanctuary!"
- Ellen Kennon
Ellen is available for both residential and commercial design projects and works well long distance (or via remote) as you will see from some of the photos below where she designed a vacation home in Crested Butte without ever having been there. More information on this project can be found in her Spring 2012 Living Well Newsletter.
"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
"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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