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Welcome to Derive Home, where every detail tells a story, and every event is an opportunity to create lasting memories. At the helm is Ellie, a visionary with over a decade of experience in event planning and design.

Ellie's passion for design and personalization led her to establish Derive Home, operating from her Northside residence, serving as a base for her engraving service and a versatile venue. Her home is a canvas for creativity, hosting photo shoots, showers, and intimate celebrations, each space thoughtfully curated to embody the essence of Derive Home's aesthetic.

But Derive Home is more than just a business to Ellie; it's a reflection of her love for custom work and home interiors. Her expertise in engraving and design allows her to create unique, personalized pieces that add a touch of elegance and personal meaning to any space or occasion. From custom engraved mirrors that reflect the beauty of the moment, to bespoke decor that adds a personal touch to home interiors, Ellie's work is characterized by its meticulous attention to detail and its bespoke nature.

Ellie also operates an Airbnb, offering a bespoke destination for bridal parties, complete with full-service shower and celebration packages. This unique offering combines her love for hosting with her expertise in event planning, providing a seamless and luxurious experience for those special moments leading up to "I do."

At the core of Ellie's work is a deep passion for bringing people together and creating beautiful, memorable experiences. Whether it's through her custom engraving services, her carefully curated events, or her welcoming Airbnb, Ellie is dedicated to making every interaction with Derive Home something truly special.

Thank you for choosing Derive Home, where every detail is crafted with love and every event is an opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime. Welcome to our story.

Don't take our word for it


Derive provided an intimate, elegant space for my parties. Ellie’s attention to detail is impeccable; she truly loves what she does, as it shows in her efforts. Beautiful atmosphere and great vibes.

Merida Serrano

Pittsburgh, PA


Ellie is an amazingly creative designer for all your event & home decor needs! Recently she created a specialty etched mirror for our home’s entryway. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful and perfect mirror for our home. It represents who we are combined with a message that elicits class. We are grateful to Ellie and are thrilled she created this treasure for us. Thank you Ellie!!!!


Pittsburgh PA


We had an incredible time at our friends baby shower! Ellie had decorated incredibly - the flower and mirror arrangements were my favorite! I would recommend her to anyone - you won’t regret hosting your event with her!

Caitlin Morgan

Pittsburgh, PA


Ellie’s ideas and energy are endless. She took the time to listen to my expectations for a wine tasting I co-hosted and then added her own notes and iterations. Needless to say, she helped us knock things out of the park. Guests were happy, I was comfortable enough to host and entertain, and she whizzed around in the background making sure everything was in place for me…. Just as we had planned. Highly recommend!!

Janelle Rosselot

Pittsburgh, PA