Getting to Know You: Designer Loretta Ellis

This marks the first in a series of posts highlighting the many talented designers of Batte Furniture & Interiors. Our team of professionals possesses tremendous experience sure to help you achieve your design goals.

We asked the group a series of questions in order to help you know them a bit better. Today we’d like to introduce you to Loretta Ellis, an interior designer of 25 years and a Batte Furniture veteran for 17 years.


Background: A native of Jackson, Loretta has enjoyed creating hundreds of beautiful home interiors from the Garden District of New Jersey to the mountains of Colorado. Loretta’s early background as a commercial artist brings a special dimension to her unique design ability. Her work has been extensively photographed, appearing in numerous publications.

A talented designer accomplished in space planning, color coordination and lifestyle design, Loretta particularly enjoys developing valued relationships with her clients and designing atmospheres that reflect their personalities.

Loretta began her career in sales and design more than 35 years ago.

Design style: Transitional

Dream client: One who trusts me to accomplish a beautiful room for them

Client A wants a total overhaul. What’s your preferred way to start? By discovering their space needs to function followed by choosing pieces that are appropriate in scale.

What’s your go-to paint color?  For a cool choice, I like Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore (pictured below, top). My warm go-to is Whitewash by Devoe (pictured below, bottom.

Where do you find inspiration for your work? From my clients

Interior trend you could have done without: Bullion fringe

Best work-related advice you’ve gotten: Listen to your client. By listening and learning my client’s personal tastes, likes, dislikes, basic needs and desires I am able to create a beautiful, functional design that is totally unique to them.

Best advice you could give someone beginning a design project: Less is more. Trends come and go, but simplicity in form combined with a light monochromatic color scheme is timeless!

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