– Decorative Artist.
With a background in set design, set dressing, props and graphics, Elena
has worked as an assistant art director, location designer, colours &
finishes designer and a store planner & designer. She also has a
Diploma of Interior Design and worked for well-known companies such as
Channel 9, Hallmark Cards, Myer and Crawford Productions.
EP Designs began in 1997, as a hobby, with a dream to create beautiful
& inspiring decorative pieces to be enjoyed & loved. As the years
progressed, Elena’s studio overflowed with an
endless range of inspiring creations for people to own,
enjoy & feel good about.
Elena sees the beauty in old items that the rest of us discard and
lovingly returns them to a rightful gorgeous state. Whether it is a
wooden bowl, metal tray, photo frame, vase or furniture, Elena repairs
and protects it before adding some artistic flair to bring it to new
life. Her creative ideas could not be restrained or limited and so an
endless range of inspiring products would be added.
‘Exhibition & Sale’ would see her home transformed into a chic little
boutique where Elena delighted in seeing her customers enjoy viewing her
work, spending ages browsing & fossicking for that perfect piece to
take home or give as a gift. A great time was always had by all.
Customers were able to immerse themselves in a collection of fine
recreated treasures of trays, bowls, vases, candelabras, compotes,
occasional furniture, Christmas décor items, table runners, decorative
table cloths, throws, shawls, totes, handbags, cushions, recreated bric-a-brac
….. and the list goes on.
unique creations have a combination of various styles such as vintage, shabby,
country, French or Tuscan ‘chicness’. Elena
delights in her work & desires to share her love of all things
beautiful with all who love it too.
Elena’s work developed in such a way that there was a huge mix of
products. She eventually decided to separate her work into the exclusive
& the affordable. Her more exclusive works now needed to be showcased
as the classy and elegant decorative artworks they were becoming. And so,
Precious Treasures was born.
…and at EP Designs, Elena continues to
fill her store with delightful surprises for you to enjoy.