Lauren Fasolo

ABOUT US

WELCOME TO ELLCE DESIGNS –
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN FOR CHICAGOLAND + BEYOND

Ellce Designs is passionate about creating spaces that are designed to inspire and unite families. Acclaimed designer Lauren Fasolo takes the time to listen to your needs and then carefully crafts a room that speaks to everyone that enters. With Ellce Designs, you’ll benefit from Lauren’s coveted sense of style, fall in love with her attention to detail, and enjoy your space for years to come.

OUR SERVICES

Are you building a new place to call home? Ellce Designs helps clients create their dream home that expertly combines form and function with style.

If you’re planning on doing some renovations to your home, let Ellce Designs be a part of your design team.  We’ll listen to your needs and wants and then work closely with the rest of the team to create a space that speaks to you.

Choosing the right décor can be overwhelming. We understand that there are countless choices when it comes to furniture and accessories. Let us help navigate the choices while staying on-budget.

Professionally designed window treatments can complete the look of a room, add warmth, assist with light filtering, and protect your furniture and floors. Contact Ellce Designs to ensure your window dressings are the perfect complement to your room.

OUR TEAM

Lauren Fasolo

lauren fasolo

Ever since she was a little girl, Lauren Fasolo had a knack for design. As one of six kids in a busy suburban household she often found herself craving order and organization. She would rearrange and redesign the childhood bedroom she shared with her sister countless times. Happily, Lauren found her passion in college during her first drafting class — organizing a space, and creating good function by understanding scale and proportion.

Following her formal education at the Harrington College of Design Lauren worked her way up the ranks until she was expertly managing high-end residential furniture showrooms at the iconic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. While at the Mart she received lots of hands-on experience with product, furnishing spaces, fabric-to-frame selections, buying, accessorizing, running a business, and working with designer clients on many high-profile projects.

Ellce Designs was founded in 2010 when Lauren started being regularly commissioned for design projects in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The success of those projects, an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit, and love of interior design inspired Lauren to make the leap to business owner.

Over the years Ellce Designs has experienced incredible growth thanks to glowing client reviews and regular referrals. Whether you need help sprucing up your current home, buying or building a new home, or planning a renovation, our team is dedicated to guiding you through the process with ease.

kym cooper

Kym Cooper is a second-generation interior designer with an eye for space planning and passion for textiles. A Naperville native, Kym has been drawn to creative pursuits—particularly interior design, art, and fashion—as far back as she can remember.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Illinois State University, Kym went to work for a Chicago-based interior design firm that specialized in high-end residential work. Her responsibilities included developing CAD drawings, assisting with selections, and client management. Kym then transitioned into the fast-paced world of commercial design where she managed professional services clients and served as part of the design team for prominent Chicago architectural firms.

Today, Kym is a valued Design Assistant at Ellce Designs where her 16+ years of experience in both high-end residential and commercial design are being put to good use. She is known for her space planning acumen and talent for helping clients weave together sentimental pieces, on-trend elements, and timeless touches. Kym’s innate understanding of how to “solve the puzzle” of each clients’ unique space makes her an invaluable member of the Ellce Designs team.