Elsy Inspires

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Finding Inspiration in the Desert

As designers at Elsy, we’ve developed a strong culture of continuous improvement. We’re always looking for ways to push ourselves to the next level – to learn more and seek out new ideas and inspiration. To that end, I recently had the honor of participating in the Knoll Upstart leadership program, which brings together design professionals once a month to explore various topics impacting the design industry.

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Natalie Skramstad, Elsy Studios Interior Designer

Meet Elsy’s Newest Team Member, Natalie Skramstad!

We are thrilled to welcome Natalie Skramstad to our interior design team this month! Natalie joins Elsy Studios with an extensive background in design, project management and client service.

In her previous position, Natalie primarily focused on interior design for multifamily communities and model homes. During her time there, she honed her craft while developing floorplans and elevations for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) presentation packages. (more…)

Elsy Studios Interior Design Mood Board

In the Mood for a More Modern Lobby

For this 6,341-square-foot space in Cherry Creek, Elsy Studios is working with the building management team to give the lobby a fresh, modern look with new amenities to appeal to current and potential tenants. (more…)

Britney Heim, Elsy Studios Interior Designer

Welcoming Britney Heim

Everyone has a different story. We didn’t all arrive in the design profession by the same route. That diversity of experiences helps to shape our individual approaches and – we believe – makes us a stronger, more creative team.

Britney Heim, Elsy’s newest Interior Designer, is a perfect example. Her path to commercial design was unconventional, but we appreciate the experiences it gave her, and we think you will too. (more…)

Denver Warehouse Renovation Interior Design

New Life for an Old Santa Fe Warehouse

At first glance, the dilapidated old warehouse at 1023 Santa Fe Drive in Denver conjured just two words: fixer upper. (more…)

Elsy Studios: Repurposing Materials Interior Design Denver

Materials Three Ways

As part of our Elsy Inspires series, we’re kicking off a new regular feature where we’ll show you how we used one particular material in three different applications. We’re starting with reclaimed wood. Not only is it a sustainable choice that adds a warm, biophilic element to a space, it’s also extremely versatile. Contrary to what you might think, not all reclaimed wood has to be used to create a “rustic” vibe. As you’ll see in these applications, it can be used in even the most modern of spaces. (more…)

Home Interior Design Tips

Creating a Designer Space in Your Own Home

In Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, Elsy Principal Cathy Loftus and her husband, Jim, have created a unique urban oasis.

Using an innovative mix of custom pieces and budget-friendly design elements, the couple’s favorite spot in the home has quickly become their “wine lounge.”

“This space is all about being able to entertain and enjoy space with our friends. We really wanted a space that when we’re hosting dinner parties, we can entertain our guests, our guests can sit down and enjoy themselves and still be a part of what’s going on,” Cathy says. (more…)

Campbell Lloyd, Elsy Studios Senior Project Manager

Meet Elsy Studios Senior Project Manager Campbell Lloyd

Campbell Lloyd is a Senior Project Manager on the Elsy Studios team with two decades of experience leading and managing projects in the commercial interior design and construction industry.

Her role combines two of her strengths: enthusiasm for creating great design and passion for building extraordinary client relationships!

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Sam Ward, Interior Designer at Elsy Studios

Meet Elsy Studios Interior Designer Sam Ward

This week we introduce you to one of Elsy’s newest Interior Designers, Sam Ward.

Sam attended design school at Colorado State University – GO RAMS! Her modern approach and technical skillset have improved Elsy’s client experience by developing 3D design renderings that present a more realistic view of projects and enhance the presentation of the design vision.

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Rachel Grissop, Elsy Studios Interior Designer and Project Manager

Meet Elsy Studios Interior Designer and Project Manager Rachel Grissop

Next up on our Elsy Studios Inspires Series is Elsy interior designer and project manager Rachel Grissop. Rachel began working with Elsy Founder and President Lynn Coit back in 2003 on a project basis. When Rachel’s family relocated to Colorado two years ago, we were fortunate to have her join the Elsy team full time.

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Elsy Studios visits Milliken Floor Coverings

Milliken Floor Coverings Welcomes Elsy Team with Southern Hospitality

Elsy Studios is always looking for inspiration outside the office, and when an opportunity arose to visit Milliken Floor Coverings, designers Carmen Schechinger, Jennifer Schmidt and Sam Ward couldn’t pass up the opportunity! Their cross-country trip began with a pit stop in downtown Atlanta for some delicious Southern cuisine before touring two carpet mills in La Grange, Georgia, to get a glimpse into how some of Milliken’s innovative floor coverings are manufactured. (more…)

Denver Design Week: Healthy Workplace Discussion

3 Design Elements for a Healthy Workplace

I recently came across a staggering figure: The average American spends 93 percent of their life indoors – 87 percent in buildings and 6 percent in vehicles. If the majority of your time is spent inside somewhere, it should go without saying the design of the indoor environment should support your health and wellbeing, right? But only in the last two decades or so has much attention been paid to what that means for workplaces – the place we adults spend the majority of our days.

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CASA House Denver Design and Remodel

CASA House: It Takes a Village

Bringing people together for a cause is one of the things that Lynn Coit, President and Founder of Elsy Studios, does best. When Denver CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) reached out for help with their new space, Lynn used her new position as the President Elect of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Colorado Chapter to rally the design community and create something truly inspired and meaningful. (more…)

Nathan Applegate: Elsy Studios Drafter

Meet Nathan Applegate, CAD Technician and Drafter for Elsy Studios

Nathan works closely with Elsy designers to bring their visions to life in 3D. The result? Clients can see how materials work together in the space before construction ever starts, and communication between designers and contractors is improved for a seamless installation. (more…)

Carmen Schechinger, Project Manager, Elsy Studios

Meet Elsy Studio’s Project Manager Carmen Schechinger

We’d like to introduce you to Carmen Schechinger. She has been with Elsy Studios since day one and her hard work and design talent have paid off big time. She was recently promoted from interior designer to project manager. (more…)

Juliana Rini, Elsy Studios Project Manager

Meet Elsy Studios Project Manager Juliana Rini

Juliana began with Elsy as an interior designer. She now applies her unique background in art and design – not to mention a high level of technical skill – to her role as a project manager. (more…)

Sarah Zales, Elsy Studios Associate and Interior Designer

Meet Elsy Associate Sarah Zales

Back in June, we introduced the Elsy Studios Inspires Series. In August, we featured Associate Cathy Loftus, and this month we are excited to introduce you to Sarah Zales.

Sarah has a great understanding of and sensitivity to our clients and her coworkers alike. She is a wonderful leader that has an innate ability to motivate others to do their best work. She is a devoted daughter, wife, mother and Architect. Sarah truly cares about her clients, a trait which is reflected in the quality of her work. (more…)

Cathy Loftus, Elsy Studios Associate and Interior Designer

Meet Elsy Associate Cathy Loftus

Back in June, we introduced the Elsy Studios Inspires Series. We are so proud of the spaces we create here at Elsy and we are excited to introduce you to the people who help make these spaces happen. This month, we are featuring Associate Cathy Loftus.

Our goal as commercial interior designers is to create environments where people are better able to work and thrive. Cathy takes that mission to heart not just here at Elsy, but in her efforts in the Denver community. From her work to empower underprivileged and low-income women in our community to her desire to bring a sustainable approach to a design project, Cathy seeks to improve everything she touches. (more…)

Elsy Studios Interior Design: Space Matters

Welcome to the Elsy Studios Inspires Series

Over the next several months, we’ll be introducing you to our team and sharing a little more about what we do here at Elsy Studios. At Elsy, we always say “Space matters.” Over the course of this series, we hope to explain how each member of our team contributes to building spaces that matter – spaces that inspire and motivate. In this video, our founder Lynn Coit gives you a peek into our offices and talks about what she believes makes the Elsy team unique. Check back soon for more of the Elsy Studios Inspires series! (more…)