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What Do You Love?
Joy's intake process will determine your needs and wants, find out what inspires you, and set things in motion.
Through a dynamic online vision board, you'll work together with Joy to narrow down your style.
Joy will walk you through major purchases and styling so that you are thrilled with the result.
Your Guide Through the Design Process
Whether your timeline is short or long, Joy will help you keep moving toward the final result. Joy works with a variety of budgets and style preferences.
With my whole heart,
I believe home matters.
It is a place of refuge and comfort from the toil of the day.
It is the scene of our greatest celebrations and joy.
Home is where we kick off our shoes and let down our hair.
It is morning coffee and family dinner. Boggle and birthday parties and anniversaries. It is friendship and family all wrapped up in the walls of what we call home. That is why I do what I do. That is why I am passionate about my job.
It is more than
brick and mortar.
It is where growth happens.
It is home.
San Diego Roots
Born and raised in San Diego California, art has always been my first love. When it came time to choose a career I studied Psychology and Art consecutively with the intent of going into the field of Art Psychology.
Elben & Behling
As time went on I began using my art skills as an Interior Decorator and established Elben & Behling Design in 2006, with long time friend Jodi Behling. Together we took on the design world enjoying the opportunity of designing both residential and commercial spaces.
After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, I had the privilege of working with the President of the Association of Realtors for two years, staging homes for Prudential. In late 2009 my family and I moved home to San Diego where I was contacted time and again by clients to please accept, ”just one more job.”
Santa Barbara to L.A.
That one job led to dozens more, so Joy Elben Design was established in early 2010. A move to Ojai, California, expanded my design capacity and reach, affording me tremendous opportunities to work on projects from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. Partnering with the Ojai Valley School districts to remodel each of the teacher’s lounge spaces within the public school district was a highlight of my time there.
As this new part of my business grew I began to realize that I was indeed venturing into the design mode of the future. I honed my craft to specialize in a unique and much-needed niche of interior design.
future of design
After moving to North Georgia nearly four years ago, and even more recently with the introduction and necessity of ZOOM in the workplace, business has exploded. What at one time may have seemed foreign to many has now become the design wave of the future. It is a joy for me to work in a way that is effective, at an attainable price point and professionally curated.
I’m so grateful each time I am trusted with the memories that will be built within the unique walls of someone’s most treasured space.
Whether in-person or remote services work best for you,
let’s create a place where a lifetime of special moments will be stored.
Joy took our treasures and wove them into a reflection of our story.
Joy has had two opportunities to design our house. Joy purposefully and professionally took our treasures and masterfully wove them into a reflection of our story. The end result was a tasteful, thoughtful representation of our lives and loves in this place we call home.
-Dr. Kathleen Lanford
Our Happy Clients
From churches and schools to businesses and homes big and small, Joy works with a variety of clients, always with customized big-picture vision and intricate attention to detail.
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