About Ellicott Interiors

About The Designer

Lissa Bounds started in the residential design field in 1984 and grew up in the home furnishings industry in Historic Ellicott City, MD. Her first of four model homes in Harford County, MD won 1986 Model Home of the Year.

Over the years, she has completed dozens of projects including custom homes, historic homes, renovations, additions, kitchens, baths, model homes, and designer show houses. Project locations have spanned the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Lissa ’s design education includes studio interior design, historic architecture, architectural construction and fine art at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. She continued studies in fine art and art education at Towson State University receiving her certification to teach art in the early 1990’s. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science from American University in Washington, DC and was the Manager of Design and Selections for a regional custom home builder specifying materials and finishes for custom homes, designing model homes, and staging.

Design Philosophy

One’s home should be personal. It should reflect the taste, interests and lifestyle of the homeowner. My mission is to provide you with an environment that is uplifting, distinctive and gives you satisfaction. I create those spaces by introducing the life history and interests of the family into the design concept. It is my task as your designer to develop those essential elements and translate them into a professional and creative design that brings them to life.

The most important component of a successful design is effective communication between designer and client. Listening to your needs and providing you with a vision of the completed project is paramount to your satisfaction with the end result. Style, color, scope, budget and timeline define the parameters of the project. I am committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations.

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