Elegant Interior Designs Named One of Philly’s Best

I’m so happy to share with all of you the great news that Elegant Interior Designs was chosen by the design site Freshome as one of the Best Interior Designers in Philadelphia!

Elegant Interior Designs was one of 20 selected out of more than a hundred interior design firms in the city, and we’re thrilled to be in such great company.

From the article:

“Elegant Interior Designs, LLC, an award-winning interior design firm, has served the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond since 2003. The company, based in Ambler, provides residential and commercial clients with unique, warm, inviting living spaces that reflect their personal taste and lifestyle….

[Pam Kofsky’s] work appears in Philadelphia Style Magazine, House & Home Magazine, and Window Fashion Vision Magazine.”

Companies were judged, the website said, based on “multiple factors including their experience, customer satisfaction, responsiveness, and quality of work.” All of the designers the editors chose “can help create the look and feel you desire, no matter the style or age of your home.”

It’s about you, not us!

We’re obviously honored to be recognized by the site, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t use this opportunity to thank all of our valued clients and referral partners. Your testimonials, your feedback, and your support clearly played a vital role. This recognition is as much about you as it is us!

Freshome calls itself “the go-to destination for anyone who is passionate about design, architecture, luxury, travel, lifestyle and creativity in the home. Those who visit the site are seeking inspiration to help them on their journey to creating their dream home as well as practical solutions to the problems that their homes may present.”

As always, I’m ready to hear your goals and help bring peace and sanity to your home through the power of inspired design. Working closely with you, I promise to marry that award-winning vision with your personal taste and lifestyle!

Elegant Interior Designs Wins “Best of Houzz 2017”

Houzz is an online convenient store for all home-improvement projects with an interactive platform that allows users to share ideas, reviews, and photos with the rest of the Houzz community.

Each year, Houzz compiles a survey asking the 40 million monthly users to recognize those businesses with superior platforms, with categories ranging from homebuilders, architects, landscapers, and interior designers.

The Houzz awards are presented through three different categories: Design, Service and Photography, and Customer Service. These awards are prestigious as the criteria of winning are thorough: Winners have the most popular work, in addition to superb recent ratings and client reviews.

Elegant Interior Designs works by the motto: Forget “Yes” and “No.” We Aim for “Wow!” It is no surprise, then, that clients were wowed with the customer service. Since 2003, founder and designer Pamela Kofsky has been sharing her passion of interior design with clients. This award represents the hard work, time, and effort Pam enlists in each and every project. Elegant Interior Designs is extremely proud and honored to be recognized as the best of the industry.

On winning this award, Kofsky says, “Customer service is such an important part of my business, because it is my goal to constantly provide positive experiences for clients. Winning this award means I am achieving my goal, and will continue doing so as long as there is a room to redesign or a project to plan.”

For more information, contact Pamela at 215-920-9655

Elegant Interior Designs Wins Kitchen Design/Build Award


Last weekend I was extremely honored to receive the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Meritorious Award for Kitchen Design/Remodel, from the Bucks-Mont Chapter of NARI.  I was recognized in the category of projects falling within a $100,001-$150,000.

The CotY Awards are judged by industry experts based on each entrant’s “Before and After” photographs and project description.  Judging was based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.





The kitchen I entered for consideration was not very functional for a gourmet chef.  It had dark food prep spaces, a small cook top, insufficient ventilation, and a cluttered pantry.  Per the client’s wish list, I incorporated natural materials, rich wood cabinetry, intricate moldings, and super lighting, along with a travertine floor and backsplash to deliver a functional space with a Tuscan flare.

The result is a much more organized, efficient space, with ample room for a variety of gourmet appliances, including an in-drawer microwave oven.  The new kitchen has become the show piece of the home.





Our award-winning design also received the CotY Top Honor in Green Remodeling for its energy efficient features.  Green Project Recognition standards cover an array of items, including site design, home performance, insulation and air sealing, lighting, material selection and more.

It is always wonderful to be recognized for my work by others in the industry, but the greatest satisfaction is the reaction I get from clients when I bring their visions to life.

Elegant Interior Designs Talks Fall Decorating with House & Home Magazine

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Fall is coming, which means our outdoor entertaining will likely be around a fire pit. But there’s more to enjoying your outdoor space in the crisp weather then stoking the flames.

I had the privilege of being interviewed in the July issue of House & Home Magazine about fall decorating…both inside and out. It’s a great time of year that’s associated with harvest and Halloween, and your choice of colors, flowers and accessories will probably reflect that. I offered the editors of House & Home some general tips, which you can read by double clicking the article.

While I provided ideas that could fit in a six-paragraph article, there are many, many opportunities to turn your indoor or outdoor living space into a relaxing, aesthetically pleasing retreat to host friends, sip coffee, enjoy a hot tub or dive into a book. Everyone’s space, tastes, and sensibilities are different. Some things are simple, others a bit more involved. Fortunately, Elegant Interior Designs is expert at assessing a space, talking with a client, and keeping an eye on the budget in order to create, not the perfect space, but the perfect space for you.

I’m very excited to be featured in House & Home. But I’m even more excited to have the chance to work with you as the days begin to get shorter and the temperatures get cooler.

Pamela Kofsky Featured Guest on Remodelers On The Rise Podcast

Pam Kofsky with Elegant Interior Designs,LLC Reveals Her Complete Marketing System and What She Does to Generate New Clients in Her Design/Remodeling Business.
Checkout the podcast below.



Ambler, PA (May, 2014) – REMODELING magazine unveiled the newest members of the elite group of professionals it calls the Big50.  Local Interior Design firm Elegant Interior Designs in Ambler, PA makes the national list!

Size is not the key to being Big50; exemplary business practices, quality, design and expertise are.  Every year since 1986, Remodeling Magazine has sought out professionals whose stories merit making them members of the Big50. These entrepreneurs run successful companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising the standards in the industry.

“I’m extremely honored to be included in this list, especially as an interior designer competing on a national scale.” said Pamela Kofsky Owner of Elegant Interior Designs in Ambler, PA. “For me, interior design is more than fabrics, colors and furniture but also the construction and flow of the space. It is an intricate process.” said Kofsky.

Read Elegant Interior Designs Story in REMODELING MAGAZINE

Elegant Interior Designs specializes in residential design, including kitchen and bath design, color consultation, space planning and window treatment design.  The firm was founded by principal designer Pamela Kofsky in 2003 to provide clients with a completed dream inspired design that fits their personal taste and lifestyle.

Big50 Award Profile:
Pam Kofsky
Elegant Interior Designs, Ambler, PA
Design/build remodeling
Years in business: 11
2013 volume: $250,000
Staff: None







Big50 Award by REMODELING Magazine

I’m proud to announce I’ve been honored with the national Big50 Award by REMODELING Magazine. 

REMODELING magazine unveiled the newest members of the elite group of professionals it calls the Big50.  Size is not the key to being Big50; exemplary business practices, quality, design and expertise are.  Every year since 1986, Remodeling has sought out professionals whose stories merit making them members of the Big50. These entrepreneurs run successful companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising the standards in the industry. I’m very honored to be included in this list.

Read Elegant Interior Designs feature here! 

PRESS RELEASE: 2014 COTY Award Winner

Firm Wins for Residential Bathroom, $30,000-$60,000 Category

Claw Foot BathtubAmbler, PA (February, 2014) – The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Elegant Interior Designs in Ambler, PA the 2014 Northeast Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the Residential Bathroom, $30,000-$60,000 category in its annual awards competition. The awards showcase members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects.

Elegant Interior Designs specializes in commercial and residential design, including kitchen and bath design, color consultation, space planning, window treatment design and home staging.  The firm was founded by principal designer Pamela Kofsky in 2003 to provide clients with a completed dream inspired design that fits their personal taste and lifestyle.   Kofsky partnered with Tom Hawks, contractor, of Total Home Solution on the award-winning project.

Elegant Interiors Designs’ winning entry in collaboration with Total Home Solutions involved incorporating a very small and outdated bathroom into a larger, more luxurious one.  The new bathroom checklist included: double sinks, a vanity tower, sitting area for hairstyling and make-up application, pocket shelves, toiletry shelf, a larger shower with multiple shower heads, a soaking tub, and a separate room for the commode.  The design details were evident throughout the bathroom from the artwork to shades and even in the accent items in the pocket shelves.


Drexel University Alumni Association Speaking Engagement


Drexel University Alumni Association

Drexel Alumni, Pamela Kofsky spoke about her career transition from accounting to interior design during October’s Alumni Career Services panel discussion at the Racquet Club in Philadelphia.

PRESS RELEASE: EID Award Winning Design

ida red carpetMay 10, 2013, Philadelphia, PA – Pamela Kofsky of Elegant Interior Designs won two Interior Design Awards, Honorable Mention Award in the Singular Space Category and the People’s Choice Award at the 3rd Annual Interior Design Awards hosted by the Pennsylvania East Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

The IDA’s are Philadelphia’s only interior design competition open to all those involved in the design community, including Interior Designers, Architectural and Design Firms (commercial and residential), Kitchen and Bath Designers, and Interior Decorators with a total of 19 categories for entry. In a point systems each category had an opportunity for 1st place or Honorable Mention, however not all categories had a winner.  There were a total of 59 entries and 14 designers/firms won awards.

Voting was conducted by a team of six industry professionals who evaluated all submissions  based on a point system including before and after images, content, concept statement, supporting images, color composition, scale and proportion, effective use of lighting, materials, furnishings and detail and overall project.

In a social media showdown for votes, tallying close to 700 votes each, Pamela Kofsky also won the People’s Choice award along with Edwardo Ardiles of Studio Edo.  The competition for this category was so close and votes were still coming in at the last hour.  The judges decided that both designers deserved to win the “People’s Choice” Award.

Want to see the transformation of Pam’s winning design, click here.

Architectual Digest Home Design Show NYC 2013

NARI Panelist – Pamela Kofsky of Elegant Interior Designs

January 2013, I was one of 3 business owners on a discussion panel for NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) on Building a Design Build Team for Small Companies. The topic was centered around how can you market and operate effectively as a Design Build company if you don’t have an in-house designer or architect? The panelist shared ideas and experience about the benefits and potential pitfalls involved.  Panelist were Brian Martin, Builder and Owner of The Master’s Design Build Group; Eric Van Reed, Architect and Owner of Creative Design Associates and Pamela Kofsky, Interior Designer and Owner of Elegant Interior Designs.

Many people assume the interior design is an afterthought in the process of building and designing a home when in fact it should be one of the first things you consider.  To help you better understand “Why involve an interior designer early in the building process?”  I have compiled this list which includes a few points from the panel discussion:

  • Window Placement:  Do you ever think that a window is too close to a corner, out of place or awkward in a space? What about when you were looking for a window treatment? Did that make it better or worse? Was there enough space for a window treatment?  This problem could be easily avoided if the designer was involved before construction of the home. Even moving the window as much as 1’ could make a big difference and could allow enough room for window treatments.
  • Furniture Layout: can be determined prior to construction to make sure the room addition is large enough to accommodate the desired use of the room.
  • Accents and Product Selection: Assistance with flooring, lighting, tiles, backsplash, plumbing fixtures, wall, ceiling and trim colors can be determined early in the process  and help the contractor and home owner with a smooth and stress free construction process.
  • Electrical and Plumbing locations! Forget wishing the outlet was closer or using an extension cord –our floor plan can lay that out ahead of time.
  • Improved Communication:  Seeing the big picture early by the home owner allows the designers to work with a design build team provide a single path of communication to the client and assist them with a comprehensive plan for the project. In the end everyone wins!

Will you now include an interior designer on your design team during the initial planning phase? Don’t forget having an integrated team allows for the work to be completed faster, more efficiently and with fewer problems.


Vision Magazine Features EID’s Window Treatments & Room Redo
















Philadelphia Style Magazine Feature

Did you see us in the Summer 2011 Issue of Philadelphia Style Magazine? Our award winning backyard escape was featured in the Table of Contents and on page 112.



House & Home – Decorating Advice 2011

Pamela Kofsky, founder of Elegant Interior Designs, was one of four designers featured in the article for decorating advice in House & Home Magazine.  Not only was Pamela quoted throughout the article but images of her designs were as well. This article ran in both the Montco/Main Line East and DelChester/Main Line West edition.

Kofsky provided her decorating advice on ways to make your ‘home away from home’ shine this summer. For more ideas or a consultation to make your space a true escape contact Elegant Interior Designs.




Featured Article in MAREjournal.com

Elegant Interior Designs was featured in the May Issue of Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, www.MAREjournal.com.  The article featured her corporate interior design work for Exton Medical Arts Associates renovations in Chester County, PA.


“Deck-o-Rate Outdoors” – House & Home March 2011

“Deck-o-rate Outdoors” (March 2011)

Elegant Interior Designs award winning deck makes headlines again in House & Home Magazine. When it comes to an outdoor redesign turn to Philadelphia’s award winning designer, Pamela Kofsky.  Pamela has the ability to see the potential of a space indoors and outdoors to create a well balanced functional space. Decks are the perfect place to spend summer and fall months, don’t miss 2011’s outdoor season. Contact Elegant Interior Designs for help with your outdoor space.

COTY Award Winner – PRESS RELEASE 2011

Coty Press Release 2011

Elegant Interior Designs, Named Local Winner in the 2011 Contractor of the Year Awards sponsored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry!

January 29, 2011 – Manor House, Horsham, PA — Elegant Interior Designs of Ambler, PA, wins the 2011 Meritorious Contractor of the Year Award in the Residential Exterior Specialty category.  Awards are part of an annual competition held by the National Association of the Remolding Industry (NARI) that showcase members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects.

The Contractor of the Year (COTY) AWARDS IS WIDELY CONSIDERED THE PREMIER COMPETITION OF ITS KIND THROUGHOUT THE REMODELING INDUSTRY.   To be considered, a company must be a NARI member and adhere to the NARI strict code of ethics.  NARI members represent an exclusive group from the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as premier remodelers and builders within the industry.

 An impartial panel of judges, who are considered experts within the industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant’s “Before and After” photography and project description.  Judging was based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.

Pamela Kofsky, President, states that she is “honored and excited to be recognized by such an elite organization.” Elegant Interior Designs winning entry began with a run down, poorly utilized, dysfunctional deck that was overhauled to create a stunning outdoor living space, complete with conversational seating area, fire pit, dining and cooking area and pergola.


“Color” in Solutions at Home – Philadelphia June 2007

“What color can instantly open up a room?” (page 11)

Pamela Kofsky of Elengant Interior Designs was asked her professional opinion in Solutions at Home Philadelphia June 2007 edition. “What color can instantly open up a room?”  Are you thinking of a color change in your space? See Pamela’s article below or contact her directly for a one on one consultation to not only select the right color and shade but to also create the right feel for your space. 

“Powder Play” – Philadelphia Home & Garden Spring 2007

Lesson 3 – “Treat your Walls as Art”

Say good bye to your traditional powder room or hall bathroom. Elegant Interior Designs was featured in Philadelphia Home & Garden Magazine for Lesson #3 – Treat your Walls as Art.” Founder Pamela Kofsky discussed her powder room transformation by commissioning a mural on the walls.



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