MEET THE GROUP

Diane Mantovani

Principal & Owner | Savvy Design Group

Savvy is an award winning residential and commercial design firm founded by Diane Mantovani in 2009. Diane has established herself and her firm as leaders in the St Louis design community. Her extreme passion for design, creative eye, strong work ethic and ability to build excellent relationships are the foundations of her success. Diane is dedicated to simplifying the design process!

Diane’s experience ranges from new construction design/build, to commercial space planning and design, to both residential and commercial remodels. With a background in finance and a passion for beautiful interiors, Diane is a true professional whose projects are always client focused. She has built a diversified, creative and hard working team. Together they share a collaborative approach to projects focusing on each client’s needs and wants. One of Diane’s proudest moments occurred with the opening of the Savvy Design Group’s new home and customized design library in June 2019.

Diane is a resident of the hill in St Louis city and loves urban living! She constantly looks for inspiration, especially on her many travels! She inherited her love for  coffee dates from her mom.  She loves long walks through her neighborhood, architecture, live music, especially her School of Rock family, and art galleries. But, the true loves of her life are her ever-growing family and  close friends! She’s always up for a cocktail, dinner date or any excuse to head to the North Carolina coast.

Brett Clark

Interior Designer | Savvy Design Group

Raised in St. Louis, but educated in Chicago, Brett Clark holds a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture from Columbia College Chicago. After spending several years working in different facets of the Chicago Design Industry, he returned to St. Louis and accepted a position with Savvy in 2017.

Brett specializes in both residential and commercial design. He is an award-winning part of the SAVVY team and has been the lead designer on historic renovations, hospitality design, and high-end residential remodels. Skilled in CAD and SketchUp Brett is able to show his clients design details in 2D and 3D! His favorite room to design is a kitchen as it combines functionality with so many design details.

Brett confidently works alongside architects, builders, contractors and craftsman to help facilitate a client’s vision! He believes that it is a designer’s responsibility to create spaces that are a true reflection of a client’s personality and lifestyle. While his designs span the spectrum of style, you will always find sophistication and timelessness in his work.

In his free time, Brett likes spending time with his family, works out regularly and can be found around town at art fairs and museums.  He is always planning his next big adventure through travel!

Ellen Lancia

Project Manager | Savvy Design Group

Ellen joined the SAVVY team in 2017 with a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a life-long fan of creative endeavors she made a smooth transition from her career in the fashion industry to world of interior design. Her knowledge of currents trends, organizational skills, ability to communicate and strong desire for perfection have made her an invaluable member of the team.

Ellen works closely with the SAVVY designers to be sure no details are missed. She takes pride in meticulously planning projects and executing them on a timely and orderly basis. She finds her inspiration in the clients and not only becomes a partner in the process, but also a fast friend. Ellen’s favorite part of the design process is seeing the face of her clients as they see the final installation. Seeing their joy makes her whole week, if not month!

When she isn’t working, Ellen’s  favorites are family, friends and travel.  She loves to spend time with her husband Anthony and two teen-age children,  Gabe and Lauren. She can be found meeting friends for drinks or dinner around town whenever possible.  And, frequent trips to Charleston South Carolina are also on the top of her list!

Renee Culley

Project Manager | Savvy Design Group

Renee joined the SAVVY team in February 2022 with an endless desire to absorb herself in the entire design community. She brings creative passion to the SAVVY team. She has excellent communication skills, is not afraid to ask questions, has great eye for detail, and knows how to be persistent without losing her smile. As a Project Manager, she works closely with the entire SAVVY design team to make the Client’s vision become a reality.

Renee’s favorite part of the design process is seeing all the details come together at the delivery.   Renee’s favorite design element is anything with a geometric pattern.

Away from Savvy, Renee’s favorite pastime is spending time with her favorite guys: her son, Kade and her husband, Curtis. Renee is a nature lover and finds inspiration in the outdoors.  On the weekends you can find her enjoying quality time with her family, or in her craft room.

MEET THE GROUP

Diane Mantovani

Principal & Owner | Savvy Design Group

Savvy is an award winning residential and commercial design firm founded by Diane Mantovani in 2009. Diane has established herself and her firm as leaders in the St Louis design community. Her extreme passion for design, creative eye, strong work ethic and ability to build excellent relationships are the foundations of her success. Diane is dedicated to simplifying the design process!

Diane’s experience ranges from new construction design/build, to commercial space planning and design, to both residential and commercial remodels. With a background in finance and a passion for beautiful interiors, Diane is a true professional whose projects are always client focused. She has built a diversified, creative and hard working team. Together they share a collaborative approach to projects focusing on each client’s needs and wants. One of Diane’s proudest moments occurred with the opening of the Savvy Design Group’s new home and customized design library in June 2019.

Diane is a resident of the hill in St Louis city and loves urban living! She constantly looks for inspiration, especially on her many travels! She inherited her love for  coffee dates from her mom.  She loves long walks through her neighborhood, architecture, live music, especially her School of Rock family, and art galleries. But, the true loves of her life are her ever-growing family and  close friends! She’s always up for a cocktail, dinner date or any excuse to head to the North Carolina coast.

Brett Clark

Interior Designer| Savvy Design Group

Raised in St. Louis, but educated in Chicago, Brett Clark holds a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture from Columbia College Chicago. After spending several years working in different facets of the Chicago Design Industry, he returned to St. Louis and accepted a position with Savvy in 2017.

Brett specializes in both residential and commercial design. He is an award-winning part of the SAVVY team and has been the lead designer on historic renovations, hospitality design, and high-end residential remodels. Skilled in CAD and SketchUp Brett is able to show his clients design details in 2D and 3D! His favorite room to design is a kitchen as it combines functionality with so many design details.

Brett confidently works alongside architects, builders, contractors and craftsman to help facilitate a client’s vision! He believes that it is a designer’s responsibility to create spaces that are a true reflection of a client’s personality and lifestyle. While his designs span the spectrum of style, you will always find sophistication and timelessness in his work.

In his free time, Brett likes spending time with his family, works out regularly and can be found around town at art fairs and museums.  He is always planning his next big adventure through travel!

Ellen Lancia

Project Manager| Savvy Design Group

Ellen joined the SAVVY team in 2017 with a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a life-long fan of creative endeavors she made a smooth transition from her career in the fashion industry to world of interior design. Her knowledge of currents trends, organizational skills, ability to communicate and strong desire for perfection have made her an invaluable member of the team.

Ellen works closely with the SAVVY designers to be sure no details are missed. She takes pride in meticulously planning projects and executing them on a timely and orderly basis. She finds her inspiration in the clients and not only becomes a partner in the process, but also a fast friend. Ellen’s favorite part of the design process is seeing the face of her clients as they see the final installation. Seeing their joy makes her whole week, if not month!

When she isn’t working, Ellen’s  favorites are family, friends and travel.  She loves to spend time with her husband Anthony and two teen-age children,  Gabe and Lauren. She can be found meeting friends for drinks or dinner around town whenever possible.  And, frequent trips to Charleston South Carolina are also on the top of her list!

Renee Culley

Project Manager| Savvy Design Group

Renee joined the SAVVY team in February 2022 with an endless desire to absorb herself in the entire design community. She brings creative passion to the SAVVY team. She has excellent communication skills, is not afraid to ask questions, has great eye for detail, and knows how to be persistent without losing her smile. As a Project Manager, she works closely with the entire SAVVY design team to make the Client’s vision become a reality.

Renee’s favorite part of the design process is seeing all the details come together at the delivery.   Renee’s favorite design element is anything with a geometric pattern.

Away from Savvy, Renee’s favorite pastime is spending time with her favorite guys: her son, Kade and her husband, Curtis. Renee is a nature lover and finds inspiration in the outdoors.  On the weekends you can find her enjoying quality time with her family, or in her craft room.

SAVVY DESIGN GROUP
Award-winning, Full-service,
Residential & Commercial Interior Design Firm

Contact Us:
9810 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO 63124
Call Us: 314-432-7289

314-432-7289
info@savvyladue.com

9810 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO 63124
Call Us: 314-432-7289