Chicago native, Chanelle Moragne spent over 12 years working as an event planner who focused primarily on weddings. Creating beautiful spaces for her clients most special day was lovely, rewarding, allowed her to develop her signature aesthetic, and hone her design skills. Ultimately, Chanelle wanted to be more hands on in creating furniture and spaces that lasted more than just one day.
With Oak + Elm, Chanelle is a maker, an artisan, and a designer. She has always loved wood work where she began by making step stools for kids. This further broadened her passion by creating other simple, yet sophisticated pieces such as floating shelves and coffee tables. The more she worked with her hands the more her obsession became her passion. This is how Oak + Elm was born.