Recent Press: From Basic to Beautiful with Ellie Christopher
Birmingham Home and Garden JANUARY 2023
By Alice Welsh Doyle
Designer Ellie Christopher takes a standard-issue condo and casts a colorful spell over every room with choice gems and quirky finds.
The vibrant interior designer Ellie Christopher calls herself an old soul, which is certainly reflected in her love of antiques and vintage pieces and in her nods to traditional decorating. However, that description doesn’t tell the whole story. Ellie is also drawn to the unusual and unexpected in her craft. Items that others may see as a little too patinaed or too quirky seem to fascinate her, as evidenced in her 1960s condo that she has completely reworked. The interiors can best be described as having a charming “cabinet of curiosities” vibe injected with lively color. But it certainly didn’t start out that way.
Ellie Christopher Interior Design
Raised in Columbus, Georgia, Ellie Christopher graduated with an interior design degree from the University of Georgia. After college, she worked in the Jerry Pair showroom at ADAC, which led to a position at Robert Brown Interior Design and then with Beth Webb. Ellie then moved to Birmingham to work with Tammy Connor before opening her own firm. “I have worked for so many designers with different styles so I enjoy doing all types of looks,” she says. “I see my job as trying to elevate each client’s individual style and tailor it to them. But I do try to add an element of surprise here and there to keep it fresh.”