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Donna Elliott



      Company:  Designed Ecology

      Address:    Riverside, CA

      Phone:        714-271-6253  



Q: What’s your design philosophy?

I believe that in most cases, the simpler and cleaner the design, the greater the impact and the more timeless the feel. Classic lines never go out of style.

Q: What’s the best piece of design advice you have received?

The best advice I can give is, with the exception of the building code books, throw all the other design books out the window. Design is art. It is individual. It is intended to be a unique experience not bound by other people’s rules.

Q: What's a recent project that you're really proud of?

I recently designed an exceptionally small kitchen in a guest house that the client would be living in while the main house was constructed. It was such a small space and every inch had to be utilized to replicate the look, feel and functionality of a much larger space.

Q: Where do you get your inspiration?

Inspiration can come from anywhere. It could be from fashion like the classic couture of Coco Chanel, the cinematography of a great film, or something as singular as the color and texture of a leaf gently swaying in the summer breeze.

Q: Do you specify Danze? If so, what’s your favorite Danze product?

I have specified Danze and one of my favorites is the Opulence Collection. It has the vintage feel and is available in polished nickel (which I am loving right now!).