"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, -that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." –
John Keats (Ode to a Grecian Urn)
Elina picked up a pencil when she was two and never put it down. As a young girl in Athens she sketched ancient ruins and later earned a degree in classic art. She went on to sudy theatrical set design, receive a Master's degree from Yale, and move to Hollywood.
Her design journey in the entertainment industry came full circle when Elina returned as an Art Director in the Academy Awards. Along came love and marriage to noted kitchen designer DeWitt Beall, and a new career in Kitchen & Bath Design, which she embraced for its beauty and truth.
The pursuit of harmony led to the discovery that kitchens are only about Love. Elina serves her clients by designing kitchens as if they are film sets: she reflects the homeowners’ personality as if they are characters in their own life-movie.
Thankful for the honor of seventeen National Awards for her Kitchen and Bath designs, Elina rejoices in seeing her work featured in multiple design magazines and publications. As a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences she has earned three Emmy Nominations, as well as numerous theatrical awards.
In her designs, Elina seeks out air and light, balance of proportions, room to dance in, and a product mix that she can identify as "magic".