Pinning for hours will only get you so far.
I’ve seen my sister create a beautiful Pinterest board for her DIY wedding, but then call me in a panic because she had no idea where to go or what to buy to make her wedding feel like that. Or how long things would take to make or what things would actually cost...
I’ve had friends come to me desperate for help because their kitchen flooded, when they've been thrown into renovation unprepared. Now they have to pick new finishes with no definite plans, because their insurance contractor starts in a week. Turns out, life doesn't stop for a broken pipe...
I’ve worked that 50hr week, hustling through daily life, then scrambling to pick the paint colors for the new house on late nights and weekends - falling asleep on the sofa with my laptop open, 50 tiny white paint chips that were all essentially the same all around me. Too tired to make a decision...
I know how hard it can be to tackle these big projects.
I'll show you how to get it done.
So, I'll listen to what you want.
I will make sure you have everything you need.
I'll cover every little detail.
And you don't have to be good at everything - asking for help is totally allowed!
BUT It doesn't have to be so hard.
"Mel helped us plan the best party of our lives. Everyone kept saying how much it felt like us. Our friends still talk about it!"
"She did so much to understand my style. I had no idea what my style was or what I wanted. Mel made all those worries go away, and now I have a house I can be proud of."
"Working with Mel was like waving a magic wand and instantly having a new place that felt like home."
Then you can rest easy, knowing it's all covered.
I will listen to what you want,
make sure you have what you need, and
show you how to get it done.
EMPOWERED to make it happen.
I want you to stop feeling overwhelmed with that big project, and instead feel
regardless of how much time or money you have.
you deserve a well-designed life
I believe that
Detailed planner, seasoned shopper, & thoughtful creator of easy solutions for the overwhelming design projects in your busy life.
I've been helping people just like you for over 20 years.
And still do, sometimes. Yes, really!
It taught me that people want the same ease of living no matter how much they're spending and that a day on the water can cure just about anything.
It also explains why I have trouble with left and right - my brain still thinks in PORT and STARBOARD!
Married for twenty years this year (!!!), we met in Savannah during our time at SCAD.
Bri is the rock that keeps me grounded, the sounding board for all my crazy ideas and the reason I've seen Star Trek: The Motion Picture more than 10 times.
I firmly believe Saturdays in the fall are meant only for viewing college football.
My Mother's family is deeply rooted in Nebraska. So yes, this IS me at age 3 in a formal portrait studio rocking my Huskers gear. Real fans know. And also probably have one of these same portraits.
I could never choose between coffee OR tea.
I mean, I came of age in the Northwest in the 90's. But also I love a cuppa.
In any case my collection of tea and coffee pots is getting out of hand.
That is, until I get to have Thanksgiving dinner out in the backyard. Or swim outdoors in February.
The only thing I truly miss about winter is the sound your boots make when you walk on snow.
The secret is constant observation, and a reminders list in my phone.
People tell you exactly what they want, you just have to listen very carefully!