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Design State is a boutique, full-service interior design firm that focuses on creating refined, residential spaces. We thoughtfully meet at the intersection between trends and timeless design to complement our client's interests, tastes and lifestyles. Design State is all about the details to ensure everything gets taken care of, from concept to completion, at the highest level possible. Our collaborative approach, passion for interiors and dedication to quality is how Design State turns your house into a home.




OCAD University, B.DES, BFA

With an eye for design, art and fashion, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, Elyssa took the bold leap over five years ago to translate her passions into a profession. Specializing in colour, fabrics, furniture, finishes and art, Elyssa blends design elements into coherent, finished looks for clients.
A proud mom to Chase and Brody, Elyssa can’t wait to share her love of travel so they too can experience the beauty of the world and find inspiration in diverse cultures and humanity. 




Toronto Metropolitan University, BID | ARIDO, INTERN

After graduating in 2018, Mikayla has joined the team as a highly creative designer, dedicated to refining every aspect of the design process. Her fresh perspective, attention to detail, and ability to translate design concepts into beautifully articulated spaces is what makes Mikayla such a valuable asset to Design State.

Mikayla enjoys spending time with her family and walking in the trails with her puppy Arlo - you might just catch him at the office!

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SVIT University, B.Arch

With an architectural background and a passion for interiors, Shailja works towards functional and detail-oriented aspects within the design. Her passion towards providing a white glove experience for clients throughout the process helps develop and deliver projects with ease. Her organizational skills and thoughtful approach to design is a fundamental asset to the studio. 

Good music is the source of motivation for Shailja. Outside of work she likes to spend most of her time exploring new cafés throughout the city!

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