Design Team

Ellie - Owner, Interior Designer




Ellie earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Oregon State University in "Housing Studies" with an emphasis in Interior Design.  This program offered focused education in

Residential Homes in the areas of interior design, architecture, real estate, and construction.  Understanding each of these components of a home gave Ellie an advantage in the

start of her career as an Interior Designer.  It offers clients the perspective not just in the aesthetics of a space, but also of how it will be built from an architectural and

construction standpoint, and making sure it will be beautiful and functional for current homeowners as well as for the real estate market.   After opening the doors at Soleil By

Design, LLC in 2007, Ellie set out to do what she is passionate about, and that was to create unique, beautiful, and functional spaces customized for each client while offering superior

service and quality rarely seen in the industry.  With almost 15 years working as a designer in the remodeling and custom home construction industry, Ellie offers invaluable

knowledge, attention to detail, and foresight that makes each construction project a success.  As a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD, also including bathrooms), Certified Aging in

Place Specialist (CAPS), and Certified Green Professional (CGP), Ellie continually stays well-informed of current trends, product offerings, and specialized education through the

CEU credits required for these designations.



Emma - Interior Designer




Emma believes that the space in which we reside indirectly affects our mood, energy, and well-being. She guides  her clients through the design process, offering ideas and

insight, so that together, Emma and her clients can develop a space that fits the clients’ needs, style, and budget. A Bachelors of Science in Interior Design at the Art Institute

of Minneapolis served as a strong foundation when Emma began working in residential and commercial design more than 12 years ago. Wanting to continue to learn more

about her craft, the industry, and building practices, Emma earned a Masters of Interior Architecture program at the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2015. 

Emma’s enthusiasm and passion for design is contagious to anyone in her presence and that love is reflected in each of her projects!






Sharon - Interior Designer

Sharon earned her Interior Design degree from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, Illinois and has focused her career for over ten years in the
kitchen and bath design field.  In the Chicago area, Sharon was a lead designer for a Design/Build general contractor, as well as for a kitchen and bath
design company for years before moving to the Pacific Northwest.  Sharon’s passion is designing spaces that blend the architectural style of the home with the
client’s practical needs to create a space perfectly suited to their family.  She believes that listening to her clients' desires and wishes is the most important
part of the design process.  That commitment to each client relationship and making every project unique to them is what sets her apart and makes her a
perfect fit to the Soleil By Design team!



Kara - Office Assistant

As the Design Assistant and Marketing coordinator at Soleil By Design, LLC, Kara is an integral asset to our everyday functioning and process, bringing her experience in

office management, marketing, customer service, and sales to the Company.  Her creativity and enthusiasm parallels that of the rest of our team of talented and dedicated

designers!  Kara's education background includes civil engineering, graphic design, and interior design.  Therefore, her background in the design industry is extensive,

also owning and operated a videography company while raising her children in their early years. She has a long term passion for Interior Design and is

thrilled to be a partof this talented and dedicated design team.