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Thoughtful Online Interior Design

tired of feeling overwhelmed?

With 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 budget, in just one consultation?

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

life these crazy!

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

Get answers to all the questions that you find yourself asking?

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

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

what if you could...

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

get ready for your dream home!


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

Understand how the materials and colors you're choosing will look in your room and with each other before they get installed. 

confirmation on how it will look...

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

someone to help make decisions...

If you don't know where to begin, get the early direction you need with inspiration and ideas and gain some clarity for the next steps.

help getting started...

YOU could have:

Professional, experienced help with your design.  In just one consultation, you'll go from feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions you're making, to having confidence in your final choices.  

you need

get the

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

feel confident

See how your home could look with digital boards or renderings showing multiple options for whatever you need.

see the potential

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!

tell your story

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complimentary color samples and swatches sent to you

a budget spreadsheet to keep your sources and entire project organized

designs customized to your specific needs and budget, with pieces from anywhere

consultation by email, to get all the answers you need


what's included

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2 week consultation - $1449 per room

Don't know where to start with your layout and decor? This package is perfect for you if you're decorating a new-to-you space, converting a room in your home to a new use without changing the structure in any way, or are decorating from scratch in a freshly renovated room.  (Not for Kitchens or Baths.)

Getting Started

select the package the works for you:

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2 week consultation - $1049 per room

Can't seem to get your space to feel finished?  This package is perfect for you if you're struggling to select accessories and art, accent furniture (like armchairs, ottomans & tables), pillows, throws and bedding, or paint and wallpaper in a single room of your home.

Finishing Touches

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1 week consultation - $749 per item

Getting overwhelmed with decisions that affect your entire house?  This package is perfect for selecting hardware, lighting, wall & trim paint, or window treatments for your entire home.

Whole Home Selections

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2 week consultation - $1649 per room

Renovation decisions got you stuck?  This package is perfect for selecting new finishes, fixtures and appliances using the existing layout of your kitchen or bath, keeping the existing plumbing or electrical locations.

Kitchens + Bath Finishes


“My kitchen is now my favorite room in the house.  There is no way I would have been able to pull it together the way Mel did - and she made it so simple”

so let's get started!

You deserve a room that you truly love...


 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!

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


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. 

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


Questions about your project and Virtual Design?  EMAIL ME 

You may need a    local designer or  architect instead!

you're doing a first renovation in a house built before 1970

you're adding or moving a kitchen or bath to a new location in your home

you want to add extensive built-ins or custom cabinetry and furniture pieces

you're designing an addition from scratch or removing walls to combine rooms

you need to make changes to the structure, walls or foundation


It's        for you if...

You're updating a recently built or flipped house


you want to create a space using stock furniture or cabinetry

you're re-thinking the use of a space keeping the existing walls, doors & windows

you need to update furniture, cabinetry, finishes and fixtures


This      for you if:

Then make sure the decisions you're making now are not ones you'll regret in a year - make sure your hard earned 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?

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

complimentary color samples

unlimited revisions during the consult

video presentation for no-pressure review

no meetings, no calls, no stress


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

Let's do this thing.


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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. 

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

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.  

Do you only offer online design services?

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.  I will help you understand the realistic costs of your project, and help you understand the trade-offs, too.

Is there a minimum budget?

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.  

Will you work with any style?

Frequently Asked Questions

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