IREON New Member Profile: Ella Paolillo 2023

Ella Paolillo

Name: Ella Paolillo

Title: Interior Designer

Company: Spector Companies

Location: 220 Crossways Park Dr. W, Woodbury, NY

Birthplace: Glen Head, NY

Education: Fashion Institute of Technology

First job: Airbrush artist

First job in real estate or allied field: Ethan Allen Design Studio

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am an interior designer with Spectorgroup, and in the future I plan on furthering my interior design credentials by becoming WELL AP certified and an advocate for health and wellbeing in the built environment.

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Two things on your bucket list: Travel to Europe in first class and learn a second language.

Three TV shows everyone should stream: “Stranger Things”, “Maid”, and “The Queen’s Gambit”

Favorite movie: “The Breakfast Club”

Favorite book: “Normal People” by Sally Rooney

Favorite vacation destination: Iceland

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who? Yes, on the rare occasion I have gotten Amal Clooney!

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but NOT related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Frank Lloyd Wright in his iconic Fallingwater.

Rules to live by in business: Surround yourself with people who build you up, motivate, and inspire you.

What is your DREAM job? (NOT your current job) My dream job would be to design a furniture collection.