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Episode 050: Kelli Ellis

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Kelli Ellis, interior designer and lifelong traveler, represents the epitome of livable luxury and  casual international style. Her celebrity and discerning clientele benefit from her extensive world travels, which bring pieces of exquisite furniture, dramatic artwork and unique accessories used to create thoughtful havens.  Her influences translate to her new outdoor rug line for Jaipur Rugs International, and the luxe Kelli Ellis Collection for Tilebar.


An accomplished interior designer, Certified Life Coach and Design Psychology Coach, Kelli received her Certification in Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute in California. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing from California State University Fullerton, a Law school education from Western State University and a liberal arts education from The University of London. Her international schooling and extensive travel have given Kelli a unique perspective in her design work, which has been published in numerous national and international magazines including Traditional Home, Angeleno Modern Luxury, Riviera Modern Luxury, LUXE Magazine, CA Home and Lifestyle, Better Homes and Gardens, Las Vegas Luxury Magazine, Image, Dabble Magazine and Hearst publications Nationwide.


You’ve likely seen Kelli as the featured designer on TLC’s Clean Sweep, HGTV‘s Takeover my Makeover, and productions of Value Booster’s, Move or Improve,  and The House Therapist. You’ve watched Kelli design homes and offices on Bravo’s, Real Housewives of Orange County. On HGTV’s #1 Holiday hit, Celebrity Holiday Homes, Kelli added season sparkle to a Haylie Duff’s and Lorenzo Lamas’ homes. In addition to HGTV, TLC, Bravo, Kelli has guest appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC Nationwide. A Hulu hit, Las Vegas Home Makeover follows Kelli  as she revamps a Vegas fixer into a Vegas stunner.


The web knows Kelli Ellis from eHow.com as their resident Interior Design Expert, AT&T Business Circle Consultant and professionally blogging/vlogging for Ziploc and Clorox. You’ve heard her give decor and “Design Psychology” advice on HGTV Radio/Sirius, MomTV and BlogTalk Radio, and nationwide radio programs. She is also a regular keynote and panelist at High Point Market, Las Vegas Market, Atlanta Market, Seattle Market, Dallas Market, Modernism, and AD in New York.  Kelli proudly represents the Society of American Florists, as their interior expert.

Awards: Riviera Magazine recently gave Kelli Ellis the Best of OC 2015, Top 5 Favorite Designers status. She is Luxury Magazine’s “Editor’s Top 10 Designers” and also voted “Top Interior Designer in Orange County” by OC Metro magazine. Kelli is also a featured expert in the global documentaries, “The Compass”, “Riches”, and “The Vow”. Kelli was also nominated for “Remarkable Woman of the Year” by NAWBO, National Association of Women Business Owners and will be a 2016 panelist at the Women of Influence conference.


As a CLSC and the leading CDPC, she has created the Certified Design Psychology Coaching program through the nationally accredited, Spencer Institute. As a follow-up, She has authored the ”Design Psychology” book entitled, “Do I look skinny in this house?”

To bring education to all designers, she co-created Interior Design Camp and Design Campus, the world’s leading interior design conference, educating thousands of interior designers, decorators, and design lovers nationally and internationally.


Explore all there is to know about Kelli at her Website here 

Grab a copy of Kelli’s book Do I Look Skinny in this House here


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