With 27 years of experience in the design industry, Ellen Duffy is a consummate professional who understands her client’s style, taste, and design needs. Sensitive to one’s budget while never compromising on style. Ellen embraces every project no matter the size or challenge with enthusiasm.

Known for her attention to details, fun energy, and collaborative spirit, Ellen creates welcoming and attractive environments from contemporary to traditional. Having spent 15 amazing design years as a partner at Avenue Interiors, Ellen oversees the whole design process from start to finish and has established life-long relationships with her clients.

Our Services

Space planning


Furniture and fabric selection


Window treatments

Existing Makeovers

Our Vision

Whether you’re building your dream home; an empty nester downsizing; updating an existing décor, simply needing help picking powder room wallpaper or paint color, Ellen is able to walk your through each step of the decorating process in a unpretentious professional manner.

Her goal is to make the process comfortable and fun while the real work is done behind the scenes where she uses her expertise and network of resources to pull the look all together.


Ellen Duffy grew up in Wilmette and currently resides in Glenview with her husband and three children.