Elizabeth Ellor- E. Ellor Writing & Design
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
After fifteen years of designing great interior spaces around Boston, I am now offering commercial interior design services, real estate staging services and related copywriting services for clients on the North Shore. Some of the services I offer include: * Color Scheme Development * Conceptual Design * Space planning * Furniture, Fixtures and Finishes Selection and Procurement * Hourly Design Advising * Custom Millwork Design * Real-estate staging * Real Estate Copy Writing * Art and Design Copy Writing
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
There have always been two passions in my life: telling stories and building spaces. These passions rule my creative approach to both design and writing. Every interior design project begins with discovering the client’s story: Who is the client and how do they want to convey themselves in their space? How can I re-frame the story of a house to make it sell? How can I change the story a lobby to attract new tenants? As a writer, I get to the story at the heart of what I’m asked to write about and then figure out how to convey it in a clear and compelling way. Whether I’m expressing it with words or space I love telling a good story.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
I recently read that the average person in the Western world spends about 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, creating high-quality interior spaces makes a huge difference to everyone who uses them. For businesses in the creative community, I can help them convey their brand effectively to their customers or just help them work more efficiently. I also get a tremendous amount of satisfaction when I can turn a condo building or home that won’t sell around by making people see it in a new light. Local artists, writers and designers inspire me, so I’m always happy when I can use my skills to help them make their spaces that much better.
What was the last book you read that made an impact on you?
Right now I’m reading “A Tale For The Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki. It’s a funny, haunting and compelling story told from two perspectives both of which convey life experiences totally different than my own. I love getting lost in a character and learning to see the world through different eyes.
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
I wrote a musical adaptation of The Little Princess which was published and has been performed across the US. (I worked with composer Miriam Raiken-Kolb). I have always been a writer since I could hold a pencil but gave it up for about a decade. About two years ago I started writing again, though these days I am working on novels and picture books.