Our Team

Our Vision

We focus on concepts designed around the individual customer. Whether it’s one room, an entire home, or a commercial space, the design will reflect the client’s needs, personality and individual style.

NorthSouth Studios has become known for an innovative approach to construction and creative original concepts in design for all projects. Maximizing the use of space, paying particular attention to lighting and details, and incorporating contemporary design elements and modern technology, all while maintaining the architectural integrity of the original structure is essential.

Our Background

NorthSouth Studios, LLC is a design/build company established in 2001 by husband and wife team, Elyse Ostland and Marshall Howell. We offer complete design and construction services in a wide range of styles from traditional to modern for residential or commercial projects with current accounts spanning the east coast. Whether you are looking for an all inclusive design/build company or would prefer to break out the design services or construction services separately, NorthSouth Studios, LLC can accommodate you.

After nearly 35 years in the field, we have had the opportunity to work in many areas of concentration. Past work includes projects in commercial and residential interiors, residential design, architecture, historic restoration and theme park planning. Our knowledge of architectural history and its relevance to design has earned us museum projects and work in the field of residential and commercial restoration.

Our Experience

Ms. Ostland holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and an Interior Architecture Diploma from the New York School of Interior Design where she won the Yale R. Burge and the Hans Krieks awards. While working as a team member at previous firms, Ms. Ostland was also a past recipient of the AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, the Excellence in Design award from the Florida Contractors and Builders Association, First Place from the American Society of Landscape Architects and a First Place Award from the National Symposium on Healthcare Design, among many others…

Mr. Howell has studied and implemented the art of construction for over 20 years and has had the opportunity to build many residential and commercial projects throughout the state of Florida. His particular attention to detail, and his ability to envision the design concepts has enabled us to create unique environments that have brought us accolades from our clients and others in the industry.

We are licensed interior designers, residential designers, and licensed building contractors in the state of Florida. We are members of the American Society of Interior Designers and the National Association of Home Builders.


  • Two-time recipient First Place for Best Residential Renovation Design from North Florida American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). 
  • Three-time recipient First Place Individual Space Awarded from North Florida American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). 
  • Two-time recipient Honorable Mention for Residential Renovation Design from North Florida American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).


“We were impressed with both your design ideas for the remodeling of our home and with the way you carefully walked us through the entire process from start to finish. We always knew what to expect and when to expect it to happen. The results exceeded our expectations…”

“I don’t know how to repay your kindness, but I will endeavor to do so. You’ve banished the darkness and replaced it with light and beauty. I’m truly grateful. Thank you for your help, guidance, strength and encouragement! I’m lucky and blessed to have you in my life…”

“NorthSouth Studios helped me remodel my 1948 family home, so it was important to me to maintain the feel while also incorporating my tastes. This extensive two-year project involved gutting the kitchen, raising ceilings, adding bathrooms, closets, and a laundry room in addition to other structural work… They even had creative ideas for incorporating sentimental elements from the original house… They’re excellent listeners and eager to collaborate with the homeowner. They have a great eye for the little details that make a design special… It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project… Most importantly, my whole family loves the house!”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can finally sleep at night knowing that you are in charge. I am very grateful for your help, advice and guidance…”