Ellen Cantor, CID, NCIDQ
is a full service, fully accredited interior design consultant committed to creating individualized, unique and functional designs to meet your lifestyle.

A graduate of the University of Illinois and the UCLA Interior and Environmental Design Program, Ellen is among the first 100 designers to be certified by the State of California (CID.)  She is a Professional Member of the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and California Council of Interior Design (CCIDC.)

Ellen has more than 30 years specializing in new construction and remodeling. During construction, she will guide you through the complex array of choices and designs and help you find the materials and style that fits your budget and your personalized needs.

Her firm, Ellen Cantor Interior Design Inc., has a simple client philosophy-an unwavering dedication to open communication, reliable service and to building a collaborative design partnership with all of its clients.

Ellen is personally involved with every phase of the design process, from needs assessment through installation, which allows her to be fully responsible for every aspect of the project.

Ellen Cantor Interior Design offers a full scope of services including:

  • Client Consultations
  • Conceptual Design
  • Space Planning/Drafting
  • Budget / Planning
  • Custom Furniture / Cabinet Design
  • Kitchen / Bath Remodels
  • Construction Coordination
  • Furniture Plans
  • Lighting Plans
  • Selection of Fabrics, Wallcoverings, Furniture, Flooring, Window Treatments
  • Accessories
  • Purchasing
  • Installation
  • Color Consultations
  • Space Planning/Drafting

Ellen's top priority is to listen to your needs and to translate them to a completed design that fulfills your dreams and meets your budget. Regardless of the size of your project, Ellen can help you design, coordinate and oversee your project from start to finish.

The process begins with getting to know you and understanding your lifestyle and budget constraints. Then she will integrate her design knowledge and experience with your wish list to create a meaningful environment for you.

Always working as your partner, Ellen's goal is to achieve a design statement that reflects who you are and how you live or work


Ellen is the Chairperson of the Los Angeles Chapter Aging in Place Committee. Aging in Place is dedicated to remodeling homes to support independent living for disabled, low-income seniors in the South Bay.

Ellen has participated in the Sandpiper Design House, Little Company of Mary Showcase House and the Getty House Restoration. Her work has been published in Luxury Kitchen and Baths, Kids Space Idea Book, Los Angeles Home and Décor and LACMA Physician.