Janelle Blakely Photopoulos
Owner & Principal Designer
As the owner and founder of Blakely Interior Design, Janelle leads the designs for all projects and is known to have an eye for detail that makes the interiors she designs unique and fresh. An expert with color, texture, and scale she has the innate ability to expertly edit her client’s existing interiors, thoughtfully marrying both old and new. With an appreciation for a wide range of design styles, Janelle feels equally at ease designing traditional and modern spaces and uses that inspiration to create beautiful, layered interiors.
Janelle’s ongoing success is deeply rooted in her ability to collaborate and skillfully communicate with her clients and industry partners. She believes that good design is an organic process between the designer and the clients who know what they love. “My function as a design professional is to create, suggest and gently guide my client through the design process. It is truly a collaborative process. My goal is to have a client who loves their surroundings and who regards my involvement as essential.”
Despite her artistic nature and eye for design, Janelle was drawn to earn her bachelors degree in business and marketing at Syracuse University where she developed her business acumen. After a successful career honing her management skills in corporate America for marketing giant AT&T, Janelle realized her true calling and attended the Rhode Island School of Design to learn the technical aspects of interior design. She founded her firm in 2010 and has built a support team that reflects her vision and commitment to their clients. Janelle lives in Saunderstown with her husband and three children.