So back in the day when you could get lost in shag carpet, Susan and Nicole would spend hours on end coloring.  That's where our sense of color and textures came into play.

As hair grew big, so did our dreams.  We started to experiment with design on our mom's house. 

Today, even though hair and shag carpet have come down in height, our dreams have not.  We have translated our coloring to making livable sophisticated homes for our clients.


Owner — President — Interior Designer


When Susan made the decision to begin her interior design business she thought it would be fun to blow peoples minds by naming it Ellie Ann’s.  She is often called Ellie Ann by many which causes her to giggle or Master by Nicole which causes her to roll her eyes.  She is the master of this Notre Dame on the Prairie called livable sophistication.  Susan is the compassionate, observant, creative lead designer of the team who earned degrees in business and interior design. Don’t be surprised if you see Susan rockin’ it out while she’s orchestrating some bombshell designs!  If you are curious where the heck Ellie Ann’s came from…it’s a combination of her daughter’s names; Laura Ellen and Juliann.


Lover of

architecture, art, concerts, and travel.


Design Consultant


All of my adult life has been about educating others.  I started out teaching elementary children who were Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Then as my career moved along I taught first graders and teachers, as well as, mentoring teachers. Throughout my 21 years in the education field, I learned a lot and have many beautiful memories of the children, families, and teachers who positively impacted my life in ways they will never know.  Now, I am educating in a whole different way.  I am able to positively impact a person’s life in creating home environments that allows the home owner to feel they are living in a beautiful home to come to each night after a long days work.

Just like teaching youngsters, I can help you rethink your home choices by educating you about products, spacial planning, and becoming your resource in all areas from ceiling to floor.  I will also stretch your thinking by showing designs or products you may have never thought of before.

I like working side by side with the homeowner to remodel a whole house/room or new build.  I can help in a sophisticated design to one that is more eclectic by using “junk” finds and antiques incorporated with more modern design elements.


Lover of

books, movies, crafts, and the lake.