ABOUT

Philosophy

I think some of the most valuable traits of an effective interior designer are: being a good listener, solving problems creatively and translating clients' needs and aesthetics into a tangible, inspirational space. It is my belief that any person on any budget can make their home a beautiful space to live and it is always my goal to maximize the design impact of every dollar of a budget. For me, it is a joy to transform outdated, unloved or unused rooms into useful and beautiful spaces and I just love walking into a new space and seeing all of its potential.

 

About

I’m Betsy Kornelis and I have been helping local and virtual clients update their homes and businesses, in some capacity or another, for over 15 years. Making spaces look good and function well has been a passion of mine since I was a kid, and I ended up with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Beloit College. I got my start as a design consultant in the retail sector, began blogging about design simultaneously and eventually set out to work for myself as an interior designer.

 

I offer all kinds of design services, from picking paint colors, light fixtures, accessories and furnishings, to creating floor plans and managing full on kitchen or bathroom renovations. In addition to in-person consulting, I also offer E Design services and can create a shoppable mood board and actionable design plan for clients from a distance. I also write a monthly design column for the Kitsap Sun, which I have been doing since 2015. In 2022, I was voted into the top 3 Interior Design companies for the Kitsap Sun’s Best of the Best. 

 

I’m also wife to Chris and mom to Thomas and Lucy, plus a Siamese Tabby cat named June. We recently tackled a gut remodel of our current home- a 1936 brick Tudor in Bremerton, WA. It has been a serious labor of love, and we are still crafting its rooms into the house of our dreams. I love hanging with family and friends, cooking new recipes, thrifting at Kitsap's many vintage shops and enjoy a good murder mystery on screen or in writing.