What our Clients and Partners are saying:
We hired Karen to help us plan our dream kitchen after a miserable water leak that left us with a total kitchen remodel. The layout turned out wonderful, the look and feel still is just as awesome as when we undertook this project 5 years ago. We still get great complements when guests first come into the house. The design work was timeless and optimized the space and opened up the kitchen to the rest of the home. This is our gathering place.
J. Raabe, Kirkland
May 15, 2015
We are a tile installation company and we love working with great designers. This is extremely important to us and Karen Ellentuck of Ellentuck Design is an A+ in our book. She has completed designs and drawings that call out all the tile specs and are clear, readable, and architecturally sound. This always helps the job run smoother and the entire project flow. Her designs are beautiful and fun to install. We have worked with Karen on several projects some of which are award winning designs. Her clients enjoy her and like working with her. She is a good communicator, positive and a solution oriented professional. I highly recommend Karen!
Brian Decker, Decker Design
April 6, 2015
We hired Karen to design a new kitchen in our Tudor home that was sorely outdated. She was very talented at making the most efficient use of the space, as well as determining the perfect amount of lighting for each area of the room. We especially appreciated her sense of design and color. Her choices in all the small details, from the kitchen faucet, to the lighting fixtures, to the backsplash tiles, transformed our kitchen into a fresh and inviting space. Thanks to Karen, the kitchen went from being the room we dreaded most, to our favorite room in the house.
J. Angel, West Seattle
April 4, 2015
I have had the pleasure of working with Karen Ellentuck for over ten years as an owner of an established local drapery workroom. Karen has such a good sense of color and design…and a special knack for finding the perfect fabric that pulls the room together. Not only is she talented, but she is very organized, clear in her communications and will seek and listen to suggestions regarding fabrication. All of this attributes to her high success rate and long list of happy clients. It has also made for a solid and enjoyable relationship as one of her vendors.
Barbara Tsuchikawa, Penthouse Drapery
March 13, 2015
Karen is a talented, creative designer. Our new kitchen is amazing–exactly what we had hoped for! Karen has helped us with many rooms in our home–always with terrific results.
D. Butler, View Ridge
September 22, 2014
Karen Ellentuck of Ellentuck Interiors is the epitome of professionalism. I have had the privilege of working with her for many years and it is always a pleasure. As a vendor showroom, we get to see the projects she is working on, and the fabrics and finishes she brings together – they are always so well conceived and as different for each project as her clients needs. There is no “cookie cutter” design going on with Ellentuck Interiors. I have seen projects from ultra contemporary to elegant traditional, all with the same care and enthusiasm. She is meticulous in her process, which is a dream for us – and I’m sure results in very happy clients!
J. Morris, Designer Furniture Gallery
August 28, 2014
Karen was tasked to furnish/decorate 7400 sq ft of living space in my new home. She took her time to understand my style, colors, aesthetic. She worked within my budget and timeframe and worked continuously with my contractor throughout my remodel. When she couldn’t find an already existing piece of furniture that fit my needs, she pulled from her many contacts to have a piece made.
M. Lico, Laurelhurst
August 16, 2014
We had Karen Ellentuck design our Master Bath remodel. She listened to what we envisioned for this remodel and created a highly detailed design that included everything on our wish list. She was able to pull all the components together into a very pleasing spa-like environment. With the detail she provided, the contractor and sub-contractors were able to complete the project according to plan. We would highly recommend Karen for any of your designer needs .
S. Linnell, Somerset
August 7, 2014
Karen Ellentuck recently designed the renewal of the two bathrooms in my condominium. After I had made tentative selections of a stone floor tile for each room, Karen suggested various coordinating subway tiles for the tub area in one room and the shower area in the other and designed their layouts including accent patterns in each. In addition, she designed cabinetry for the rooms, one of which included an entire wall of cabinetry both above and below counter level. She suggested a cabinet maker, selected coordinating colors for the cabinetry, Cambria countertops and the rooms’ walls and ceilings. Further, she gave me excellent advice in the selection of fixtures, medicine cabinets, lighting and door and cabinet hardware. Finally, and most thankfully, although Karen and I are located in different parts of the country, she interacted with my local vendor(s) when warranted to insure the timeliness and quality of the project. Karen has a wonderful sense of color and design, and created two beautiful contemporary rooms from what had been mid-1970’s embarassments. I would gladly hire her again.
April 19, 2013
Project: Complete gut and remodel of two-story house, with a small addition.
As the contractor on this remodel, Karen was a pleasure to work with. She gave us detailed drawings and specifications, and was always available for questions and consulting on client-requested changes. The end result is a highly functional floor plan with finishes that make the residence look like the remodel was more expensive than it actually was. Karen is one of the most knowledgeable, talented, and team-oriented interior designers we’ve worked with. She has our highest recommendation!
D. Zielinski, Archetype Renovations.
March 18, 2013