Ellen McKenna Design
About Us
As an architectural and interior designer, Ellen McKenna brings a unique perspective and aesthetic to each project. Whether you are building a new house or updating your existing home, her understanding of space and functionality and her artist’s eye for materials, color and style will result in a design tailored to your needs. Ellen has 18 years of experience with interiors, exteriors and all design styles. She is intelligent, caring and a good listener, who provides many options, within all price ranges. Her superb interpersonal skills make each project enjoyable for all involved. Ellen provides a seamless process from concept to completion and delivers an outstanding result within budget and on time.

Ellen McKenna holds a BFA degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and completed the Harvard University intensive summer program in architecture. She studied architecture and interior design at the Boston Architectural College and won the President’s Award for the Best Portfolio. Additionally, Ellen has taken classes in interior design at RISD and interior design and lighting design at UC Berkley. She has been the owner of Ellen McKenna Design for 8 years. Prior to this, she worked for 10 years at architectural firms in Boston, San Francisco, and Jamestown, RI. Her projects have been in New England, Georgia, Utah and California.

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Awards
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Testimonials
40 Reviews
Allison Isom
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

Ellen has been a wonderful person to work with. she has an excellent background in design, and a pleasing way of putting everything together. She took into account our preferences, needs, and budget...Read More

Cori Lusk
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Ellen is an amazing design expert. She has an incredible eye and is also adept at measuring and coming up with the right dimensions to furnish various spaces. We bought a new home and she has transf...Read More

Ann Hinckley
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Ellen’s design expertise has been both helpful and fun! Ellen sees exciting possibilities where others see challenges. Ellen listens carefully, gives sound advice, has a great command of color, textur...Read More

Trish Jennings
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2017

Ellen is amazing to work with. The way she listens to ideas and then interprets them to reality and paper is incredible. With her knowledge in design, she puts details together that are not only bea...Read More

Davis Karen
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

This is the second home that Ellen has helped me with, but this was a bit of a different situation, she had moved away and I was facing a full house gut. I couldn't imagine doing this project without...Read More

developer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2017

Ellen provided us with architectural design services. Her feedback during the design process and layout ideas while working with us were very valiable. She proved to be an exceptional sounding board t...Read More

Kori Russell
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2016

When choosing a designer for our remodel we evaluated many options in the St. George area. What struck us the most was that most of the designers’ work looked very similar. Ellen McKenna Design stoo...Read More

Sabine Gnittke
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2017

I hired Ellen to help me with a modest kitchen remodel. She was professional, very easy to work with and flexible. She listened, paid attention to my needs and my budget, and had excellent suggestion...Read More

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