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tired of feeling overwhelmed?

life these days...is crazy!

But it's time to finally get the home you've been dreaming of.

You're juggling work, family, daily life - sometimes even deciding what to eat for dinner seems like too much to handle.  Designing your home on top of it all feels impossible.

What if you could get the help you needed with your project, for a small portion of your renovation budget, in just one short week?




Renovation can be overwhelming! But, it doesn't have to be.

Renovation can be overwhelming! But, it doesn't have to be.

Avoid picking the wrong color - or the wrong material - the first time?

See what it could look like before it's all installed and you realize you hate it?

Get answers to all the questions that the contractors are asking?

Feel confident with the decisions you're making instead of second-guessing it all?

what if you could...

get ready for your dream home!

carrie
florida

“Working with Mel is like waving a magic wand and instantly having a place that feels like home.”

you could have:

help getting started...

If you just can't seem to get started, get the early direction you need with inspiration and ideas and gain some clarity.

someone to help make decisions...

With so many options for so many decisions, it all gets overwhelming fast.  So get fresh (professional) eyes to help you make the right choice.

confirmation on how it will look...

Understand how the materials and colors you're choosing will look on your house before they get installed. 

Get professional, experienced help with your renovation design. You'll go from feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions you're making, to having confidence in your final choices - in one short week!  

help
you need

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How it works

tell your story

Your questionnaire answers, the photos of your home and the links to your inspiration are just the start.  Email whenever - no meetings, no, calls, no stress!

see the potential

Picture how your home could look with photo renderings showing multiple options for whatever you need.

feel confident

End your consultation knowing what you want, excited for your project to get finished, and feeling confident instead of overwhelmed.

what's included

HOW DOES THIS SOUND?

consultation by email for one week, to get all the answers you need

multiple options with renderings of all sides of your house, with unlimited revisions during your consult

designs customized to your specific needs and budget

a private pinterest board to keep your sources and ideas organized

complimentary color samples and swatches sent to you

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SUCCESS STORIES

erin - washington

"After our consultation, I felt confident."

Mel nailed it in terms of my vision for our house.  This was exactly the type of guidance I was looking for - I didn't need an architect, but didn't want to show my GC pics from Pinterest, either.  I was floored with all Mel's support and her creativity, and I was impressed with her responsiveness. This was so worth it.

wayne + catherine - california

"This was one of the best experiences we've had as homeowners."

Mel is talented, insightful, responsive and generous with her input and feedback.  We could not have imagined a better experience even if we worked together in person.  The renders were all so helpful in helping us make decisions in record time. And the video was a really great experience! Hearing her feedback over 30 minutes really breathed life into the renders.  Without question, this is one of the most effective, valuable and fun ways to work on your project.  

This could be you....

Laura - texas

"I got way more than my money's worth."

This process was easy, focused, and I was delighted with the care that Mel took.  I truly felt that she connected with my vision in a far deeper way than mere design suggestions.  This consultation got me out of my head and the rabbit hole of design research and showed me the perfect vision for my home.  I felt overjoyed at the end!

SARAH
CALIFORNIA

“Working with Mel was the best money I've ever spent. I'm feeling so much more confident.”

I want you to feel confident about your decisions...

so let's get started!

Q + A  Session

consultation by email for 3 days

digital materials board with source ideas

help making your toughest decisions

reserve now

only $349

Full Exterior Design

consultation by email for one week

multiple design proposals with 360 degree views

unlimited revisions during your consultation

private pinterest board with sources

reserve now

most popular

complimentary color samples & swatches

only $749

written feedback on your home and plans

select the package that works for you:

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QUESTIONS?  EMAIL ME

Using the calendar, select the day you'd like the conversation to begin. (You'll also need to select the 10am time slot as a technicality - there will be no actual meeting).  Your consultation will run for 3 full days from that start date.

All highlighted dates are still available. If no dates are highlighted, then all consultation spots have been filled.

Once you complete your secure payment, your confirmation email will have the next steps!

Please note: this session does not include renderings, samples or a Pinterest board. If you need those things, please reserve a Full Exterior Design Consultation!

reserve YOUR Q + A session NOW

This fee is for Consultation services only and does not include materials, supplies, trade services, or other vendor fees to complete your project. 

Your confirmation email will contain a link to sign the Service Agreement & complete the Questionnaire, both of which are required before any Consulting work will begin on your project.

Consultation Services from West | South are non-refundable. However, rescheduling is possible should you need to delay your Consultation start date for any reason. 

QUESTIONS?  EMAIL ME

Using the calendar, select the day you'd like your designs to begin. (You'll also need to select the 10am time slot as a technicality - there will be no actual meeting).

Your consultation will run for 7 days from that start date - including weekends.

All highlighted dates are still available.  If no dates are highlighted, then all consultation spots have been filled.

Once you complete your secure payment, your confirmation email will have the next steps!

reserve YOUR FULL exterior DESIGN NOW

This fee is for Design Consultation services only and does not include materials, supplies, trade services, or other vendor fees to complete your project. 

Your confirmation email will contain a link to sign the Service Agreement & complete the Questionnaire, both of which are required before any Consulting work will begin on your project.

Consultation Services from West | South are non-refundable. However, rescheduling is possible should you need to delay your Consultation start date for any reason. 

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"Mel was so insightful, so thoughtful, and so informative."

 I knew our house needed updating but I didn't know how to achieve it or where to begin. Mel was able to quickly identify opportunities for making big improvements within our budget. She understood our special issues and helped us understand them too. Before the consultation I felt so overwhelmed and hopeless. After the consultation I now feel excited and hopeful that we can achieve a style that fits our desires and our budget. It was such a relief, and exciting, too!

SARAH
Missouri

DETAILED PLANNER, SEASONED SHOPPER & THOUGHTFUL CREATOR

Hi, I'm Mel.
Your Designer + Cheerleader.

I want you to stop feeling overwhelmed with that big home project, and instead feel confident, empowered, and ready to make it happen.  

I'm going to listen to what you want, make sure you have everything you need, and then? I'll show you how to get it done, too. 

This      for you if:

you're choosing paint & finishes for exterior siding, roofing, doors & trim

you need to add or remove dormers, supports or a whole room extension

you're selecting door hardware or lights for existing boxes

you need schematics for electrical installers

you need inspiration for basic plantings and hardscape colors

It's        for you if...

you need to know the exact plants and hardscape materials to use

not

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you want to see options for outdoor furniture and accessories

you need architectural drawings for courtyards, decks or pergolas

Questions about your project and Virtual Design?  EMAIL ME 

You may need a    local designer or  architect instead!

You want to fall in love with your house again, right?

Then make sure the decisions you're making now are not ones you'll regret in a year - make sure your investment stands the test of time by getting the help you need now.
And who knows, you might end up with a home you love - forever.
Wouldn't that be a thing?

no meetings, no calls, no stress

video presentation for no-pressure review

unlimited revisions during the consult

complimentary color samples

STEPHANIE
UTAH

“Mel's professional direction was a game-changer for our renovation.”

Let's do this thing.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Q + A  Session

reserve now

only $349

Full Exterior Design

consultation by email for one week

multiple design proposals with 360 degree views

unlimited revisions during your consultation

private pinterest board with links to sources

reserve now

most popular

complimentary color samples & swatches

only $749

select the package that works for you:

consultation by email for 3 days

digital materials board with source ideas

help making your toughest decisions

written feedback on your home and plans

CLOSE this window
QUESTIONS?  EMAIL ME

Using the calendar, select the day you'd like the conversation to begin. (You'll also need to select the 10am time slot as a technicality - there will be no actual meeting).  Your consultation will run for 3 full days from that start date.

All highlighted dates are still available. If no dates are highlighted, then all consultation spots have been filled.

Once you complete your secure payment, your confirmation email will have the next steps!

Please note: this session does not include renderings, samples, or a Pinterest board. If you need those things, please reserve a Full Exterior Design Consultation!

reserve YOUR Q + A session NOW

This fee is for Consultation services only and does not include materials, supplies, trade services, or other vendor fees to complete your project. 

Your confirmation email will contain a link to sign the Service Agreement & complete the Questionnaire, both of which are required before any Consulting work will begin on your project.

Consultation Services from West | South are non-refundable. However, rescheduling is possible should you need to delay your Consultation start date for any reason. 

QUESTIONS?  EMAIL ME

Using the calendar, select the day you'd like your designs to begin. (You'll also need to select the 10am time slot as a technicality - there will be no actual meeting).

Your consultation will run for 7 days from that start date - including weekends.

All highlighted dates are still available.  If no dates are highlighted, then all consultation spots have been filled.

Once you complete your secure payment, your confirmation email will have the next steps!

reserve YOUR FULL exterior DESIGN NOW

This fee is for Design Consultation services only and does not include materials, supplies, trade services, or other vendor fees to complete your project. 

Your confirmation email will contain a link to sign the Service Agreement & complete the Questionnaire, both of which are required before any Consulting work will begin on your project.

Consultation Services from West | South are non-refundable. However, rescheduling is possible should you need to delay your Consultation start date for any reason. 

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Will you work with any style?

Yes, because I understand that you are an individual with individual tastes!  Also, when you work with me, you can have pieces from any and everywhere - not just a specific group of stores or a tiny group of pre-approved vendors.  And since I don't receive commission on materials or furnishings, you can trust that what I propose is what I think you'll love, and not what I make the most profit on.  

Frequently Asked
Questions

Is there a minimum budget?

Absolutely not!  Aside from your investment in design services, the rest of the budget is entirely up to you.  So no matter if you want to DIY and save for another project, or if this is your forever home and you're going to go all out, you can expect the same level of service.

Do you only offer online design services?

Yes.  E-Design is a great way to get your project started, or to select the final materials and colors to finish your project.   I work on projects from coast to coast in the US - and Canada, too!  So even if your project is local, the E-Design process is a great way to get the thoughtful design help you need in a quick and affordable way.  

What's your policy on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

I acknowledge my privilege as a white cis-het woman and pledge to be an ally, as I am able, to those in my community and the world.  I understand that I have a great deal to both learn and un-learn.  I believe that everyone has an equal right to getting thoughtful design help for their home.  This right is regardless of age, gender, biological sex, skin color, heritage, nation of birth, or religious affiliation. 

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