LOVE COMING HOME
LAURA ELLIOTT, PRINCIPAL DESIGNER & OWNER
Laura loves meeting with new clients and brainstorming the exciting new ways to see and use their space. She is known for being able to fulfill the functional objectives while simultaneously elevating the design aesthetic. She is passionate about helping busy families recreate their new or existing houses into updated, unique, and functional homes.
Raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Laura fell in love with California and decided to call it her forever home when she moved to the West Coast with her family when she was a teenager.
She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of California, San Francisco, and started her career as a designer at a prestigious boutique hospitality design firm. Trained to have an eye for detail, Laura has the technical and creative skills to transform a mediocre space in need of some TLC into a show-stopping showpiece.
REFINED INTERIORS DESIGN STUDIO
The Refined Interiors historic, Victorian-style building is a City of Berkeley landmark, and an integral part of the Delaware Street Historic District. In the 1850’s (170 years ago!), Gold-Rush-era farmers and merchants created the first settlement in this area, originally referred to as Ocean View, but later became the city of Berkeley.
In addition to holding client presentations and running our day-to-day design business out of this historic landmark, we also honor the pioneering spirit by celebrating local artists and artisans who make the Bay Area such a unique and special place. We utilize our vast wall space by making them gallery walls featuring rotating local art shows. Gallery openings are quarterly and private showings are welcome, but please make an appointment. Sign up for our newsletter to receive announcements about upcoming shows.