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Design Awards
  • 2003 KWC Design Competition Winner

  • Sub-Zero/Wolf Design Competition: 1997, 2001, 2003


  • Store Design Awards Competition - Manufacturer Showroom of the Year, Institute of Store Planners, 2002


  • ASID Pennsylvania East Chapter - Commercial Space and Designer of Distinction: 2002


  • American Society of Interior Designers - International: 2001


  • NKBA Design
    Competition - Unique Design Solutions: 2001


  • American Society of Interior Designers - DuPont™ Surfaces Exhibit: 2000


  • Viking Culinary Arts Center - Nashville Teaching and Theater Kitchens: 1999


  • Hafele America - Showroom Design: 1997, 2000, 2008


  • American HomeStyle Design Competition: 1995


  • Kohler Company - Design Center Display : 1992


  • NKBA Design Competition - Kitchen Design: 1976, 1978, 1983, 1987


  • NKBA Design Competition - Bath Design: 1978, 1987


eye on space

Recognized as a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD), the highest certification level offered in the industry, Ellen Cheever maintains a private residential design practice, with a client base from California and Arizona to the Eastern part of the United States.

A member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Ellen was named the 2002 Designer of Distinction by ASID’s Pennsylvania East Chapter.

She is also recognized as a Certified Living in Place Professional, through the Living in Place Institute.

In 2016 Ellen teamed up with Joseph Giorgi to create a stunning Master Bath for the Wilmington Jr. League Showhouse.

Photo with Joe

Master Bath 1

Master Bath 2

Master Bath 3

Master Bath 4


      Giorgi Kitchens and Designs:

Ellen collaborates with Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr., CMKBD and the talented members of the Giorgi Kitchens & Designs’ team when working on residential projects across the country. This full service design/build firm oversees the entire project from materials selection to site management during construction. Ellen and the Giorgi team specialize in complete kitchen, bath and other fitted furniture room designs, and are experts in both new home and remodel construction systems. This 57 year old Wilmington, Delaware firm is so well known for their work, real estate ads for fine homes often list “A Giorgi Custom Kitchen”.

The design process begins with the prospective client visiting the Giorgi Kitchens showroom to meet with Ellen and her Giorgi colleagues. After reviewing the project parameters, a design retainer is requested. The process continues with a site visit to begin the space planning and specification development process.

For more information, please visit the Giorgi Kitchens & Designs site at:

    Professional Highlights: KWC Advertisement

KWC Design Competition Winner
Ellen Cheever & Pietro Giorgi, Sr., of Giorgi Kitchens & Designs in Wilmington, Delaware, collaborated on a kitchen renovation for the KWC Faucets/Sinks Design Competition.

Their entry received Kitchen Renovation of the Year for 2003 for its creative use of KWC faucets and sinks.

The poster on the right highlights photos of their winning design.

The Winterthur Museum Collection, Hand-crafted by Heritage. Designed product offering, and created training program for launch of exclusive reproduction cabinetry offering: "The Winterthur Museum Collection, Hand-crafted by Heritage".

DuPont™ Surfaces. Served as liaison, contributing to the development of the award-winning DuPont™ Surfaces exhibit space for the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show. The exhibit was recognized as "Best of Show" from the American Society of Interior Designers.
Hafele America. Created customized kitchen displays for Hafele America's flagship showrooms in San Francisco, California and New York City, New York in collaboration with Studios Architecture. Hafele America's showroom in New York City named "Manufacturer Showroom of the Year", winning a 1st Place award in the Institute of Store Planners' Store Design Awards Competition.

ASID Designer of Distinction, 2002. Recognized by the Society of Interior Designers Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter for the breadth of work completed by the firm in 2002.





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