Valerie Dehnke

Senior Designer


Valerie’s deep-rooted passion for design began as a child, when she would sit at her grandfather’s drafting desk sketching designs. She even recalls gathering autumn leaves while raking, then using them to mock up colorful red, orange, and yellow floor plans.

After moving around the country in her early 20’s, Valerie started her education in interior design at The Art Institute of California. While balancing the studies in drafting and textiles with being a new mom, she competed with other students for the design of a 250,000+ square foot office lobby. Winning first place and having her concept come to life, solidified her passion for creative solutions

Valerie began working at Ellwood Interiors in 2016 as a Junior Designer. Working alongside an established, talented and fun loving designer on luxury homes was a dream come true. Amanda Sinistaj became a mentor for Valerie, teaching her not only about a fresh approach to classic design but about efficient project management and excellent customer service. She quickly ascended to senior designer, and recently completed her first 7,000+ square foot, multi-million dollar residential project. She is currently managing several projects, including an 18,000 square foot shingle style home.

Valerie is passionate about creating functional spaces and finding creative solutions with her clients that showcase their personal style. She strives to make the process efficient and enjoyable while transforming homes into beautiful and distinctive spaces.

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