Ellen Kavanaugh, ASID
Lead Designer, Principal
Ellen Kavanaugh has been practicing interior design in Palm Beach for over 10 years. Her style is versatile. She emphasizes crisp color, organic texture, and individual aesthetic. With every project, she aspires to marry architecture and interiors by selecting distinct details, finishes, designing custom millwork, and sourcing unique furnishings.
After earning her interior design degree in 2004 from Florida State University and completing the National Certification for Interior Designer’s Qualification Exam, Ellen became a licensed designer. She moved from her hometown in Jacksonville, Florida to Palm Beach to work for one of Palm Beach’s leading interior design firms. She also served as the “in house” Interior designer for a top Palm Beach Architectural firm.
She has solidified relationships with Palm Beach’s most reputable design, building, and architecture professionals. She has developed partnerships with various craftsman both domestic and international who build custom furniture and light fixtures for that special one of a kind touch. She is passionate about incorporating antiques and vintage pieces into her projects that display the feel of a collected look that is entirely unique to each individual project.
In 2015 she started Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors based in the heart of Palm Beach on Peruvian Avenue. Her work includes recently completed projects in Palm Beach, The Hamptons and New York City.
Ellen is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and her work appears in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe, and Southern Home. She has also been featured in local Palm Beach publications, along with recognition in Veranda and Architectural Digest. In 2018 Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors received the Luxe Red Award for the best bathroom design in the southeast.
Madison’s career started at EKI in 2015 after graduating from Adrian College with a double major in interior design and business administration. Her passion for design started at a young age while watching her dad build beautiful homes. She works directly with clients, architects, contractors & vendors throughout the design process to create a seamless transition from design inspiration to final install. In her free time, you can find her spending time with family in Charlevoix, MI or on the lake at Camp Foley with her husband, Peter, in Minnesota.
Brianne joined EKI in December 2017 after moving back to Palm Beach from Hawaii. While working in Hawaii, she solidified her design career at an internationally acclaimed design firm. She works with our clients, vendors and subcontractors on a daily basis while overseeing the design process from start to finish. Outside of the office, Brianne enjoys surfing, free diving, and adventuring with her husband and their chocolate lab, Jones.
Liz joins the EKI design team with a passion for creating a home that excites and fills the needs of her clients. She has a keen ability to listen and understand what the client is hoping to accomplish. With her excellent eye for furniture placement and love for accessorizing she leaves the completed look. Her organizational skills, constant communication and honesty keep her clients in the know and her projects moving along efficiently. Her love for her family carries over to her love of her job.
Junior Interior Designer
Camille found a passion for interior design at a young age, many of her childhood memories include visiting her dad’s construction sites and dreaming of what the spaces could be. She recently graduated from Auburn University’s prestigious Interior Design Program and joined the EKI team first as an intern and now as a design assistant. She eagerly helps the designers with procurement and timeline management on a day to day basis. Outside of the office, you can find Camille playing with her labradoodle, Suzy or traveling with family.
Terri has been a member of the EKI design team from the very beginning. She is the project manager and handles many logistics with local workrooms and assists with installations. She does a lot of behind the scenes work with our office but enjoys interacting with clients. Outside of the office, you can find Terri playing tennis with friends or working in her garden.
EKI Bookkeeping & Casa Kingsley Product Development Manager
Molly joined EKI in May 2019 after moving to Palm Beach from Darien, Connecticut. She worked in banking at JP Morgan in New York City for 5 years prior to staying home to raise her four children. She manages the financial aspects of Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors and is the product development manager for Casa Kingsley. Outside of the office, Molly enjoys playing tennis, running, going to the beach and spending time with her family and their yellow lab, Gus!
Aside from raising her three daughters, Sandy’s 27 year professional career was managing a world-class professional women’s tennis tournament which when concluded was the 2nd longest running professional tournament world-wide. She was then tapped to become the Director of the Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce where she engaged in business management, education and development. Upon her retirement, Sandy and Ellen brought to fruition Ellen’s dream of opening her own design firm. Sandy serves as Company Consultant.
More famously known as “Jobsite Jones”, Jones the chocolate lab is the EKI office dog and team mascot. No project is complete without a sniff of approval from Jones. He takes his position as head package receiver very seriously and even breaks down the boxes after they’re opened. Outside of the office, Jones enjoys Saturdays at the beach with his mom, Brianne and adventuring around Palm Beach.