Interior Design


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Remodeling and Home Design

My personal aesthetic:

I describe my personal style as global-curiosity shop-meets-warm and cozy. I believe in creating spaces that are both interesting and elegant – that tell a story about the people who live in them and that invite memories to be made.  I strive to create environments that uniquely suit a client’s style and budget. Often, I help my clients define what their style truly is and how to create the home that works best for them at this stage in their lives. Whether it’s choosing a wall color, adding on rooms or accessorizing a space, providing a warm and inviting place to begin and end each day is of primary importance to me.

Click here to read more of what my clients are saying

“I cannot recommend Melisa highly enough. She has helped me turn my home into the beautiful finished product I have longed for for so long. She was incredibly supportive and on board with the style I had in mind for the house, and definitely catered to that. At the same time she had so many ideas and suggestions of things I never would have thought of or picked out on my own and those ended up being my most favorite pieces! Melisa is extremely personable and easy to work with. She communicates so quickly and efficiently and gets things done fast, but of the highest quality.  I would absolutely work with Melisa again in the future!” – Tessa Nichols, San Mateo, CA

Melisa is a creative genius when it comes to both garden and interior design. If I could have her on permanent retainer I would!  – Jenny Perez, Hillsborough, CA

“I found Melisa through her shop, which was closed at the time, but it looked so intriguing that I went on her website. I found photos of an HGTV-worthy makeover from an overgrown yard into an inviting, water-wise and lush garden. Exactly what I was looking for! Melisa has proven herself to be an all-around superstar. She has designed a deck that is beautiful and code-compliant, while maximizing the usable area without taking any of our green space away. She’s taken me out of my design comfort zone and I could not be happier with how our deck and surrounding area have turned out. She’s sensitive to budget constraints and finds inventive ways to re-purpose things we already have. She’s taken in our needs and wishes for the yard and come up with a design plan that will turn our yard into an oasis for grown ups, kids, plants, birds and bees!” Melanie Baldwin, San Mateo, CA


“We love Melisa and love how she has helped us to make our house truly our home.  She not only helped us realize a vision, she moved it forward and supportively nudged us towards getting it all done in a sensible fashion. She listened to us and tailored her recommendations to both what we wanted and what would really suit us based on her observations and getting to know us.”  – Ian McCullough, San Mateo, CA

“In terms of working with Melisa, the two things I liked the most were that she got to know us as and how we functioned before really looking at the yard and house, and she always gave us options.  We didn’t always know what we wanted, but because Melisa knew us and our goals, she was able to present us things to react to.  Granted, by the end of the process, we just started asking her what her recommendation was, because that was the one we always liked. I never felt that it was Melisa’s imposed design — it was always our design (the three of us).” – Lara McCullough, San Mateo, CA