Elsa Elbert, Owner

 Photo: scott clark

Photo: scott clark

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!)


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! 

Voyage LA


Meet Elsa Elbert, founder of Composed Living

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

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 compose the happiest version of your life, whether by decluttering, organizing, or beautifying!
— Elsa