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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...

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 ...
Joyful coastal interior design by Donna Elle Design
It is good to have lifelong friends. And even better when one of your closest has not only your best interests at heart, but an ear to the ground. That’s how a family from Ohio, who had vacationed in Nantucket every summer since 2002, came to live their longtime dream of owning a home there. When Robert Deuberry, a builder with his own Nantucket home, caught wind that an 1800s sea captain’s house...
LeaMar Industries Winter Gallery Event
Last month, LeaMar Industries and Cape & Islands Design Guide hosted the very successful Winter Gallery Tour & Pour event. Members of the trade enjoyed a night out at they sipped Italian wines while admiring a gallery of beautiful one-of-a-kind stone slabs, similar to how one would view works of art.  The event took place in LeaMar Industries’ impressive 80,000-square-foot Hyannis...