Sherri Ellis has owned her interior design business, Ellis Interiors, for 25 years. After graduating from the University of Alabama and spending a number of years in pharmaceutical sales, she realized her creative side was not being fulfilled.
A move into the family business of real estate revealed her talent for creating beautiful inviting spaces. It wasn’t long before her college minor in interior design was being put to good use through her own firm.
The unexpected death of her father six years ago, and the need to understand the nuances of the commercial real estate business he founded, drove her in new directions.
“I have learned a great deal over the past six years since his death, but most importantly that life is incredibly fragile” Sherri says.
“These days I am blessed to begin semi-retirement and only take a few projects each year. I volunteer at Save-a-Life, which is very important to me and something I have missed during the quarantine. I am thankful for all the friends I have made through this wonderful business and hope to spend the next 25 years enjoying life and giving back more to others.”
Name: Sherri Ellis
Occupation: Owner, Ellis Interiors
Work History: Spent 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry after graduating from U of A. Decided to follow the family business and sell real estate. “After seeing how many homes needed updating and proper staging I thought this is what I need to do. I had a minor in Interior Design and ironically around the same time was building my first personal home. Once I had a house warming party, my new business was born!”
Community involvement: “These days I am blessed to start semi-retiring and only take a few projects each year. I volunteer at Save-a-Life which is very important to me and something I have missed during the Covid 19 Quarantine. I am thankful for all the friends I have made through this wonderful business and hope to spend the next 25 years enjoying life and giving back more to others.”
Details: Hobbies include USTA tennis, Alabama football, cycling, and walking her rescue dog, Moses.