Elsa Elbert, Owner
I believe so much in the connection between the physical space we occupy and the emotional state that occupies us in return.
For most people, having a physically organized space fosters a sense of calm. When things are out of place, or overrun with clutter, it causes a physical reaction of stress whether we acknowledge it or not. The visual distractions subconsciously pull our attention away from the things we want to be focusing on - like quality time with your significant other, or being a really present mom for your little ones. I know from experience that if my kids are trying to tell me a story, but their belongings are strewn all around the room, my attention is split between the visual distraction and wanting to really connect with them. By creating systems in our house that are easy for them to use, they are able to stay organized, our house stays relatively clutter free, and as a result, we get to spend so much more of our time just being together as a family.
The idea of providing this change, inspiring clarity of mind and creating peace for people in their surroundings is how Composed Living came to be. Order emerging from chaos is an exceptional gift, and one that doesn't have to be overly costly, or environmentally harmful. I love finding ways to repurpose or reimagine an existing belonging, or discover an unusual and beautiful use for an everyday item. I truly look forward to helping each client, and watching them find the same joy I do, once their space - and sometimes their sanity - is refreshed and renewed!
The Good Stuff
Mom to 3 boys: Lukas (18), Lincoln (10), & Hayes (8)
Hometown: Redlands, CA
Moved: 17 times in 10 years (does this qualify me as a moving expert?!)
Alma Mater: UW Seattle (BA-Philosophy) and Gonzaga (MA-Organizational Leadership)
Current reads: Journey to the East; What Your Clutter is Trying to Tell You
Fave movie: When Harry Met Sally; Sleepless in Seattle; You've Got Mail (any 90s romance with Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks! Or both!)
Fave TV Show: Beverly Hills, 90210. (Obsessed!)