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Donna Elle Design

Nantucket & Cape Cod, MA
Company Profile: 

With a depth of knowledge garnered through decades of experience and the ability to create a uniquely intimate design experience, Donna enriches a project—seamlessly connecting clients, builders, architects, and contractors. Establishing a relationship of trust with her clients allows her to deliver a curated design process that encompasses the wholeness of a project—connecting the dots between the essence of the client and their surroundings.

Nantucket interior designer Donna Elle discovered a deep-rooted love for this island—a place she instinctively knew was home—at the age of 17. Since then, Nantucket and Cape Cod has been her muse—a touchstone integral to a career that has included a dressmaking, bridal and upholstery workroom, studies at the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design, and a thriving interior design business.

For Donna, a project comes to life when her creative autonomy merges with her professional partnerships. Through a deep involvement in the project development phase and an eagle eye for the most specific design details, Donna has a way of inspiring collaboration and illuminating a cohesive vision for the full scope of a project, from start to finish.

“I am deeply passionate about the creative journey,” Donna says. ‘’it’s about staying persistent throughout the design process, allowing the client experience to evolve with the home’s transformation. That tenacity creates a more genuine relationship between the designer, client and their home. At the end of the day, it’s about recognizing that harmony and trust are built through this ingenuity.”

As Featured In...

Teak table and chairs on a deck overlooking the ocean and marsh
Tis the season for enjoying meals outdoors; here are some of our favorite backyard set-ups. Vani Sayeed Studios (above)A teak table and chairs are oriented to overlook the ocean and surrounding marsh. Designer: Vani Sayeed Studios, Photography by Jared Kuzia Sea-Dar Construction With the city skyline as backdrop and filled with lush plantings, this rooftop deck is the...
Bedroom with ceiling wallpaper based on a Moroccan tile roof
Wallpaper can make a wow-statement when its used on the ceiling.Check out how these wallpapered ceilings add another design dimension to enjoy. Donna Elle This delicate blue and white Schumacher wallpaper features a wavy trellis pattern and botanical motifs adding warmth and light, creating a cohesive space that dazzles when illuminated by the chandelier. Designer: Donna Elle, donnaelle....
ACK 4170 Nantucket Shop
In BDG's Cape & Islands edition, we featured a Nantucket historic renovation by interior designer Donna Elle that showcases beautiful bold and cheerful colors, patterns, textiles, furnishings and home accents. The home is full of joy and coastal magic, and we learned that Donna Elle and her associate Katie Williams relied heavily on Nantucket shops, retailers and galleries to bring the ...