Whenever I work with Melissa to provide the blinds for her projects, I am so impressed with her timeless and elegant style. She has a gift for combining the old with the new, whether it’s a client’s 100-year-old wall sconces or white aluminum ceiling tiles. Melissa respects the traditional beauty of the past and mixes it with cool, modern elements. The homes she designs stand out and make a statement as much as the red shoes she wears.”

Adam Balding

President, Budget Blinds

I was so impressed with Melissa when I provided all the doors and trim for a home she was completely remodeling. She knew exactly what her client wanted and, when she was done, there were absolutely no changes needed. Her detailed computerized drawings of each room assured nothing was lost in translation. Melissa is an outstanding designer who puts a lot of thought into her work. From the stylish art deco staircase to the wainscotting in several rooms with hidden doors for a clean look. This family goes all out for the holidays so Melissa installed discreet picture rails to make it easy for them to hang decorations. I highly recommend her.”

Greg Kerska

Builders Millwork and Window

When my husband and I moved into our home eight years ago, we knew it had good bones but wasn’t our style. Throughout the years, I began searching for and collecting so many of the elements I wanted, like an antique chandelier for our dining room. Melissa saw our vision and shared our excitement of what our home could be. Through a full renovation, she combined the Arts and Crafts home style with Art Deco lighting and Mid Century Modern furniture. It’s fantastic! Melissa is very creative and friendly and open to listening to our ideas. She asked a lot of questions to clarify exactly what we wanted. We still can’t believe this is our home.”

Michelle M.


I provided all the plumbing fixtures for Melissa’s remodeling project. She transformed a house that was built in the late 1990s into what looks like a period craftsman home from the 1920s. Melissa thought of every detail, from enlarging the doorways and adding oak paneling to the hammered copper cooktop hood and custom bookcases.  Melissa was wonderful to work with, always bubbly and upbeat with great ideas.”

Susan Uken

Gallery Consultant, ALA Lighting Specialist 

Most interior designers I work with know a little about cabinetry and leave the rest to us. What impressed me about Melissa, as we worked on a whole house remodel, is that she was involved in all the fine details right from the planning stage. From the kitchen and bath cabinets to the laundry room, office entertainment center and wet bar, she understood all that goes into cabinetry to assure her client got exactly what they wanted. Melissa is very straightforward and a clear communicator. I highly recommend her.”

Ben Ballard

Sales and Design, Dakota Kitchen

After Melissa did such a great job remodeling our basement in our old home, we knew she was up for a much larger project. We bought a seasonal, A-frame, knotty pine lake cabin that my in-laws built in the early 70s and made it into our year-round home. Melissa was able to translate for us ‘contractor speak’ so we could always make the right decisions. We added a master bedroom and bath and walk-in closet. Melissa always found exactly what I was looking for, whether it was a narrow, triple-bowl kitchen sink we once had or wrought iron lighting to complement the original fixtures. She also found us more storage space than we could have ever imagined, with custom-designed kitchen cabinets and under-the-stairway hidden drawers. Because of her patience and attention to detail, this cabin honors my in-laws while giving us everything we wanted and needed.”

Alice Odden