Susan Brandjord

Owner — President — Interior Designer

I started Ellie Ann’s Interior Design in January of 2000. The name of my company comes from the combination of my daughters’ names Laura Ellen and Juliann who are the inspiration behind a portion of the company’s mission statement: to assist families in making a sanctuary for the growth of love, memories, and calm from the chaotic world we live in today.

 My passion is creating functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces that fulfill my clients’ dreams they have for their new home or remodel. From conceptualization to reality, I assist my clients in designing a home that is first and foremost a reflection of their heart- not of the “current trend.”  

From the moment you walk through the doors of Ellie Ann’s Interior Design, my main focus is on how I can make a positive difference in your life. To achieve this, I begin by asking you a series of questions that assist me in making your home a reflection of you. I truly believe that helping others create spaces that accurately reflect themselves is my purpose in life, apart from being a mother.  I invite you to look at our Menu of Service provided on the About Us page. I look forward to serving you soon!


Nicole Schmidt

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 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.

Mitch Schmidt

Installer - Commercial Manager

Are you ready for a change in your home?  I made a different kind of big change in the summer of 2013.  I went from 33 years in the grocery business to working at Ellie Ann’s Interior Designs for my sister-in-law.  I know, scary, right?! 

I specialize in residential and commercial jobs, floor heating systems, building a correct waterproofing system for showers, floor prep materials, measuring, and installation of window coverings.  I can even help with coordinating color choices for the most dramatic effect, as long as you work with the 8-color crayon box.  If it’s more than the 8 basic colors, I am really good at bringing in one of the girls to help pull all those colors together in your new build or remodel.

So, next time you want to put that 4am updating idea into reality, we can help you get the project going. Take your idea to the next step; we will handle your ideas with care along with your product from beginning to end.  We will help you navigate what seems the impossible into reality!