Composed Living is an LA-based professional organization company focused on bringing order and beauty into every aspect of our daily lives. We believe that putting sustainable organizational systems in place not only saves you times and money, but also allows you to focus your energy where it really matters. Elsa Elbert, founder of Composed Living, has over twenty years of experience, along with a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership. She has beautifully transformed many homes, streamlined people's everyday lives, designed efficient workflows and spaces, and guided her clients on their path of personal growth. We work with clients in Los Angeles and beyond.

Elsa Elbert, Owner

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I believe in the connection between our physical space and our emotional well-being. Where there is emotional turmoil there is also physical clutter, and vice versa.

Living in an organized space fosters a sense of calm. When our homes are overrun with clutter, it creates stress whether we are conscious of it or not. The visual distractions pull our attention away from the things we want to focus 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 home that are easy for them to use, they are able to stay (relatively) organized, our house stays clutter free, and 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! 


Get to know Elsa even better...

  • Mom to 3 boys: Lukas (18), Lincoln (10), & Hayes (8)

  • Hometown: Redlands, CA

  • Moved: 17 times in 10 years (this qualifies me as a moving expert, right?!)

  • Alma Mater: UW Seattle (BA-Philosophy) and Gonzaga (MA-Organizational Leadership)

  • Current reads: The Untethered Soul; Whiskey in a Teacup

  • Fave movies: 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!)

  • Passion: Helping kids in foster care. To learn more about the organizations I love, click here!


In the news

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How You Glow

If you’re like us, having a clean, organized living space makes you feel a million times better. We are so grateful that Elsa Elbert of Composed Living was brought into our lives. Elsa created some MAJOR space for us, in our homes but also in our heads!

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Meet Elsa Elbert, founder of Composed Living

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New year, new you! Organizing tips for the new year

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Making Room for Peace

This awesome journal focuses on the belief that through the process of shedding things (physical items, thoughts, and behaviors) that no longer serve us, we are able to make room for peace.

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Beyond the Hutch

Want to read more of our tips for getting and staying organized? Check out our articles written for Beyond the Hutch insanely cool online mag brought to you by the makers of Hutch.

Declutter your Bedroom

The Fill

A cluttered bedroom can add to your stress level and keep you awake at night, making you cranky and tired on a regular basis. Taking the time to clean and thoroughly declutter your bedroom can turn your bedroom from a center of chaos to a calming, relaxing oasis.

For me, composing a beautiful life is not just about decluttering your home. It’s about bringing together the sights, sounds, smells, textures...all those things that bring you happiness and serenity.

I look forward to helping you create the happiest version of your life, whether by decluttering, organizing, or beautifying!
— Elsa