Ellen Standish, Certified Interior Decor

 New Beginnings Interiors LLC (NBI) was founded by Ellen Standish in 2013 and is a professional Interior Redecorating, Real Estate home staging,  and Space Organizing business based in Clark, CO., approximately 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs.  The beautiful Elk River Valley has been our home for over a decade.  We primarily serve clients in Clark, Steamboat Springs, Milner, Hayden, Stagecoach, and Oak Creek.  


New Beginnings Interiors LLC. was born out of a passion for decorating and the desire to help people with moderate budgets have warm, inviting and functional spaces.  I think that "I was born to decorate and organize".  Even as a young girl, I loved to tour model homes and furniture stores with my parents, and envisioned how I would decorate rooms if I had a house. 


However, it wasn't until I collaborated on many aspects of the design and decorating of my husband's and my "dream house" on a limited budget in the northwest mountains of Colorado that I considered turning my hobby into an avocation.  I discovered that you can have the home of your dreams and not break the bank.  When visitors to my home affirmed my decorating skills, I knew that I wanted to help others affordably achieve their own blissful homes. I enrolled in an online accredited Interior Decorating course,  and was awarded my certification in 2011.  


I believe in being "green" as much as possible.  My design is inspired by the natural world and your prized possessions.  What you already own and love will be incorporated into the design theme as much as possible. If a piece has "good bones", in other words has a good foundation, and can be affordably refinished or repurposed, it won't need to go to the landfill.    I will listen to your vision for your home and discuss with you how we can achieve that vision.

Why Hire NBI?
  • Save time.  Have you ever stood in front of the paint chip wall at the paint store and got that "deer in the headlights" look?  So many colors to choose from; who knew that there were so many hues of white?  I can help narrow the choices down to several that will complement your décor.

  • Save money.  First of all, I can help you avoid making expensive mistakes.  Second, in redecorating, I try to incorporate things you already own into the design plan as much as possible as long as they are structurally sound.  Third, I always have your budget in mind when shopping for good quality, affordable furniture and accessories.

  • Solve decorating and organizing dilemmas.  I love problem solving, and will do my best to solve your dilemma for you.  I will also be upfront with you if the dilemma is outside my area of expertise.

  • Organize and clear out your clutter.  Whether you are downsizing, combining households, or just wanting to make space in your home, I can help you part with no longer wanted or needed items, organize and  eliminate duplicates, and set up a storage system.

  • Easy to work with.  You may think that Decorators are condescending and will force their taste on you.  Not me!  I will listen to your ideas, steer you away from decor paths that won't be right for you, and even give you a little education on design.  Most importantly, your happiness with the completed project is my main focus.