My name is Esther, but everyone now calls me Elly :) . I am the founder of Elly Home Decor. We are a Black female owned company.
After being raped at 15, anxiety and stress became a normal part of my life, even after doing therapy. I became heavily dependent upon sleeping pills.
In 2012 I left for college in New York, here, I made the decision to stop using sleeping pills. In 2016 I graduated at the top of my class with the highest honours: summa cum laude
But when I returned home, I tried to get a job in my field, graphic design, but was constantly being told I was overqualified. I felt the anxiety that was oh so familiar return.
One day I remembered Valerie, a Friend in New York, had given me a candle as a goodbye gift. I had never used a candle before and wanted to save this beautiful candle for some special occasion. That day, I decided nahhh, let me just light it, and when I did, I remember taking off the lights and feeling the most relaxed I had felt in ages. As the candlelight flickered and the aroma filled the room on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, there was stillness in the room, and while I still had thoughts floating about in my head, it simply gave me a mental ease in which to process my life. It was after that experience that I decided I wanted to create Candles as gifts which have blossomed into the little company we are now.
With encouragement from my husband I started my own company. We started off with 4 scents in one size and have now expanded to almost 40 scents in 4 sizes along with beautifully done greeting cards, reed diffusers, wax melts and, soon to be added, bath scrubs and room sprays.
I am passionate about my company and our mission to impact the lives of women through self care.
When you buy a product from Elly Home Decor, you become part of a family and a community of women being there for one another. So we thank you for joining and being part of the Elly Family.
Ps. scroll down to the bottom of the home page to put faces to some members of our team :)