mel

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With personal, one-on-one service, I will help you make sense of the overwhelming projects, give you confidence that you are spending your valuable time and hard-earned money wisely, and help you create memories to last a lifetime.

When you're ready, let me know how I can help, and we'll get it done together. 


For nearly 20 years, I've been helping people all over the US with their color, interior, and event projects. Think of me as a personal shopper for whatever you're working on, no matter the budget. 

I specialize in smaller projects with tight budgets and quick turnaround - and lots of DIY'ers.  

Listen, living a stylish life doesn't have to be stressful, and you deserve the style you want no matter what your budget might be! I've been where you are, and I'm here to share what I've learned in the process. 

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about west-south

My mission is to make these overwhelming projects in your life as easy and as rewarding as possible.

ColOR CONSULT CLIENT
ORLANDO, FL

"I was blown away by the color proposals!  Mel made me excited about my house again."

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Gift-giving is my love language.
(The secret is constant observation, and a reminders list in my phone).

My final meal, should I be blessed to have the choice, will be a perfectly cooked steak, med-rare with a baked potato. And a Manhattan.

The only thing I truly miss about winter is the sound your boots make when you walk on snow. crinkle...
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I love coffee and tea, especially if its brewed by hand. My collection of tea and coffee pots is getting out of hand.

In my younger days, I was a vocalist.  If not for design I'd be a music teacher in a small high school somewhere.

I firmly believe Saturdays in the fall are meant only for viewing college football.

GO BIG RED!

see my marine work here

I used to design yachts.  This explains why I have trouble with left and right - my brain still thinks in PORT and STARBOARD! 

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INTERIOR STYLING CLIENT
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL

"Working with Mel was like waving a magic wand and instantly having a new place that felt like home."

A tool is worthless if it’s hard to work with. So I’ll make sure the instructions for shopping and installation are clear & concise as can be.  

I’ll be clear and concise.

I’ll make sure you know where to go, who to talk to, and what to say to get the pieces and parts for your project. 

I’ll recommend licensed & insured contractors in your area to help you cross the finish line with ease. If you’re DIYing, I’ll outline tips & tricks for the job at hand. 

To avoid surprises on your end, I’ll cover every needed screw, every delivery plan, & every checklist I can. 

You can trust that what you receive is a well-researched, double & triple checked path to success. 

I’ll take care of the details.

Your time is important. I’m not going to send you a part I know doesn’t fit into your schedule. I’m not going to suggest a project that is too labor-intensive for your needs. And I’m always going to check stock before I suggest something and let you know upfront what the lead-time will be.

I’ll meet your deadlines.

We’ll talk about your budget boundaries during the first meeting, & I’ll respect that discussion during the entire project. I’m never going to show you something I know you can’t afford.

I’ll respect your budget.

I’m going to ask a lot of questions after I listen to you describe your project. I want to get to know you & understand what you need. I want to hear your answer but also how you answer it, and learn what you’re most passionate about & what’s not as relevant to you. 

I’ll listen.
And I’ll ask questions.

what to expect from me

EVENT DESIGN CLIENT
SEATTLE, WA

"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!"

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