M. Elle Design was born out of the love of design and family. Founded in 2008 by a mother-daughter team, M. Elle Design strives to combine understated elegance and comfort, while staying mindful of patina, provenance, and texture of all the materials involved. With great attention to detail, M. Elle creates edited designs that embrace the mood and soul of the interiors.
Based in Santa Monica, CA, the team is comprised of sisters Marie Turner Carson and Emily Turner Barker, who founded the company with their interior designer mother, Mary Lynn Turner. Marie Turner Carson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Southern California. She then moved to London to pursue design, and received her Master's degree in Fine and Decorative Arts from Christie's Education. After refining her eye at Christie's, Marie moved on to the prestigious David Collins Studio where she worked on residences in London and the south of France, as well as on commercial projects in London and Prague.
Emily Turner Barker, having always shown a passion for the design business, joined the team as the Business Director after working in the real estate and insurance industries. Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, and a Certificate in Accounting from the London School of Economics.
M. Elle Design's fresh, yet studied approach to design is inspired by a passion for travel and discovery. The firm believes in constantly honing an eye for design through exposure to different cultures and places. As a company, they are dedicated to creating sophisticated spaces that are authentic, yet reflective of their clients' personal style and identity. The team prides itself on providing their clients with excellent service, timely execution, and personal attention.