About Us

Designs For Beautiful Lives

Founded in 2007, Beautiful Habitat is an award-winning, Denver-based interior design firm dedicated to the belief that your home should be more than just a physical dwelling. It should provide a deep sense of comfort, support, and joy.

We create solutions to restore beauty and balance to your space on every level.

We create homes that look incredible and cater to how you live.

We create beautiful habitats.

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Tennille Wood

CEO & Principal Designer

For over fifteen years, I’ve been transforming spaces across Colorado into beautiful habitats.

With an eye for unexpected– but uniquely balanced– colors, patterns, and texture and a vision to draw-out a rooms hidden function, I strive to leave my clients living in style and comfort.

After studying interior design in London, I fell in love with the way history informs contemporary life. My work combines classic European design juxtaposed with the casual airy feel of my Colorado roots and my personal sense of eclectic adventure. I love to fuse dynamic style and color, mix contemporary art with antique furnishings, and conjure the perfect mood with unexpected patterns.

Our portfolio includes a wide range of projects: from reimagining new construction to bringing turn of the century farmhouses and bungalows into the modern age. I’ve devised designs for urban duplexes, refreshed suburban homes for growing families, created spaces for Denver’s equally expanding active adult population– and just about everything else in between.

When I’m not creating beautiful habitats I stay inspired by exploring the world. You can find me surfing in Bali, exploring museums in Europe, or running crazy relays through the Rocky Mountains. I’m invested in constantly learning, evolving, striving to be the best version of myself.

Jennifer Ognibene


Jennifer joined the Beautiful Habitat family as a Design Intern in 2015 and quickly became a valued member of the team. She was hired on as Associate Designer following her internship. In 2021 she was promoted to Designer working on all client projects.

A graduate of Interior Design at Arapahoe Community College in Denver, Jennifer is a stellar designer with many notable achievements already under her belt, including an honors seat on the President’s List, first place in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Gallery Show in 2015 and first place in the ASID Student Chapter 2014 Juried Exhibition.

Jennifer has a passion for and is influenced by many mediums including photography, architecture, fine art, gardening and landscape design. She loves solving design challenges and helping clients create their dream space visually and spatially. Jennifer believes design is personal and an expression and extension of ourselves and our experiences.

When she’s not helping to create beautiful and functional designs for our clients, what Jennifer values most is spending time with her family and friends; creating memories with them while enjoying the arts, sporting events and through travel

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Marissa Alff

Associate Designer

Marissa Alff is thrilled to join the Beautiful Habitat team as an Associate Designer. With an Interior Design degree, and a certificate in Interior Architecture from UCLA, she brings over 10 collective years of working experience in the industry. Her background offers a wide breadth of disciplines including furniture and fabric production, high-end tile and stone specialties, and accessible bathroom design.

Art, nature, and history serve as a constant source of inspiration for Marissa. She is passionate about creating approachable spaces that embody a tangible sense of the clients’ personal aesthetic so that each person can feel immediate comfort and ease in their home. Her personal philosophy is that every home should have a touch of the unexpected, whether that be from attention-grabbing color combinations, a juxtaposition of several patterns, or thought-provoking art.

Marissa’s perfect day starts with scrolling Instagram for design inspiration and a huge cup of coffee! Her spare time is spent with her husband, three dogs and is active in fostering relationships in her local community.

Tracey De Lara

Project Administrator

Tracey was beyond excited to join the Beautiful Habitat team as their Project Administrator. She has always had a passion for interior design and was ecstatic to learn of this opportunity!
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Gwynedd Mercy, Tracey has over 20 years of experience in administrative, office management, and executive support. Her diverse work background includes a mixture of marketing, start-ups, non-profit organizations and healthcare.

Tracey loves finding inspo on Instagram and TikTok to create her own personal space and finding great pieces to add to it. On her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family, her 2 dogs, and friends as well as taking long walks in nature or the beach and discovering new food spots with great desserts!