About

I want to do more than just make your space look pretty, I want my work to have a deeper meaning & create lasting positive impact in your life.

Melissa Interior Design is a boutique, holistic interior design studio offering bespoke interior design, styling, consultancy and e-design services to residential and commercial clients in the UK, the US, Canada and beyond.

About Me

Founder + Lead Interior Designer

I am an interior designer, brand / web designer, world traveller, yoga teacher and lover of leopard print.

I do not take myself too seriously and I firmly believe that life is supposed to be fun! If you are not enjoying yourself, what is the point?

I offer a professional yet friendly, down-to-earth service for my clients and I like to take the time to get to know you a little as we work together.

I align my business and my design style with a few core beliefs:

ONE · LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE

Balance is vital for a happy and healthy life. Too much or too little of anything can end up causing issues. Bringing balance into your life can benefit you in innumerable ways and of course, interior design should incorporate this philosophy.

A well-balanced interior is a joy to exist within, it does not compete for your attention nor does it fade away into the background, it exists in harmony with you.

TWO · HUMAN BEINGS ARE A PART OF NATURE

A lack of connection to the natural world is a cause of profound unhappiness in today’s Western society. Bringing natural elements into the home through organic interior design can begin to rekindle our lost connection with nature and promote the deepest sense of wellbeing.

THREE · WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE

Your home is a reflection of your inner world and an expression of your personality, therefore time should be taken to create your surroundings to tell your story in a way that is authentic to who you are.

Similarly, as a business owner, your business is an expression of your brand identity and an offering to likeminded people who identify with that brand image. Time should be taken to understand your ideal customer and what exactly they want from your business.

As an Interior Designer I feel it is my responsibility to clearly interpret your needs and fulfil them by using my creative vision to deliver your dream interior. There should be no aspect of your design scheme that you do not absolutely love and I will work collaboratively with you to hone in on exactly what your version of a perfect interior is and deliver that to you, without exception.

FOUR · INTENTION IS EVERYTHING

They say that a true master is only concerned with intention and interior design is no exception. Every project should be lead by a clear intention to enhance and enrich the lives of the people using the space. This comes down to really getting to grips with your lifestyle, family dynamic or business objectives, listening to your goals and aspirations for the space and turning that abstract concept into a tangible reality that fits perfectly with your style and needs.

About Me

Founder + Lead Interior Designer

I am an interior designer, brand / web designer, world traveller, yoga teacher and lover of leopard print.

I do not take myself too seriously and I firmly believe that life is supposed to be fun! If you are not enjoying yourself, what is the point?

I offer a professional yet friendly, down-to-earth service for my clients and I like to take the time to get to know you a little as we work together.

I align my business and my design style with a few core beliefs:

I align my business and my design style with a few core beliefs:

ONE · LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE

Balance is vital for a happy and healthy life. Too much or too little of anything can end up causing issues. Bringing balance into your life can benefit you in innumerable ways and of course, interior design should incorporate this philosophy.

A well-balanced interior is a joy to exist within, it does not compete for your attention nor does it fade away into the background, it exists in harmony with you.

TWO · HUMAN BEINGS ARE A PART OF NATURE

A lack of connection to the natural world is a cause of profound unhappiness in today’s Western society. Bringing natural elements into the home through organic interior design can begin to rekindle our lost connection with nature and promote the deepest sense of wellbeing.

THREE · WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE

Your home is a reflection of your inner world and an expression of your personality, therefore time should be taken to create your surroundings to tell your story in a way that is authentic to who you are.

Similarly, as a business owner, your business is an expression of your brand identity and an offering to likeminded people who identify with that brand image. Time should be taken to understand your ideal customer and what exactly they want from your business.

As an Interior Designer I feel it is my responsibility to clearly interpret your needs and fulfil them by using my creative vision to deliver your dream interior. There should be no aspect of your design scheme that you do not absolutely love and I will work collaboratively with you to hone in on exactly what your version of a perfect interior is and deliver that to you, without exception.

FOUR · INTENTION IS EVERYTHING

They say that a true master is only concerned with intention and interior design is no exception. Every project should be lead by a clear intention to enhance and enrich the lives of the people using the space. This comes down to really getting to grips with your lifestyle, family dynamic or business objectives, listening to your goals and aspirations for the space and turning that abstract concept into a tangible reality that fits perfectly with your style and needs.

My Story & Mission

why I do what I do…

I started my journey to becoming an interior designer in 2013 when I returned from a 12 month round the world trip with zero pounds in the bank and a yearning to try something new. I had studied Psychology for five years but eventually became disenchanted with the scientific nature of the work. Academia didn’t suit me and I just knew deep down I had a calling to be creative!

I trained in interior design and cut my teeth at an award winning interior design studio in the picturesque Lake District, where I worked on a range of residential, commercial and investment property projects.

I enjoyed the creative element of my new found calling but something wasn’t quite right, I felt like the work was superficial and only concerned with aesthetics. It was not fulfilling me.

It wasn’t until I 2018, when I completed my yoga teacher training at a non-profit studio in Vancouver’s dodgiest neighbourhood, that I gained a fresh perspective and decided to combine my passion for health and well-being with my love of interior design.

The experience was truly transformational and after some deep soul searching I made the connection between my spirituality, creativity and my business.  I realised how important it is to have a welcoming, safe and secure space to call home and I became pretty obsessed with integrating spirituality and Psychology with interior design.  I felt called to help people achieve this for themselves.

During training, I learnt about yogic philosophies and principles.  One of the principles that really stood out to me is called “Saucha”. Roughly translated, this Sanskrit word means “cleanliness” or “purity” and it refers to cleanliness of body, mind, spirit and surroundings; all helping to direct us towards a pure and positive life.

The idea is that a pure and clean space leads to a pure and clean mind, and vice versa.  Have you ever noticed that you feel clearer headed and more productive when your space is clean and tidy?  This is Saucha in its most basic form, and the reason why “Professional Declutterers” exist.  I bet you never thought of tidying up as Yoga…well, it is.

I started thinking about how interior design can play a powerful role in well-being and happiness, simply by having Saucha as its core value. In light of this I have developed my interior design process to incorporate a well-being focused approach that is grounded in Psychology, inspired by nature and infused with Yogic Philosophy. My concern is not only how the design looks but how it serves you in reaching your highest potential, every day.

My Story & Mission

why I do what I do…

I started my journey to becoming an interior designer in 2013 when I returned from a 12 month round the world trip with zero pounds in the bank and a yearning to try something new. I had studied Psychology for five years but eventually became disenchanted with the scientific nature of the work. Academia didn’t suit me and I just knew deep down I had a calling to be creative!

I trained in interior design and cut my teeth at an award winning interior design studio in the picturesque Lake District, where I worked on a range of residential, commercial and investment property projects.

I enjoyed the creative element of my new found calling but something wasn’t quite right, I felt like the work was superficial and only concerned with aesthetics. It was not fulfilling me.

It wasn’t until I 2018, when I completed my yoga teacher training at a non-profit studio in Vancouver’s dodgiest neighbourhood, that I gained a fresh perspective and decided to combine my passion for health and well-being with my love of interior design.

The experience was truly transformational and after some deep soul searching I made the connection between my spirituality, creativity and my business.  I realised how important it is to have a welcoming, safe and secure space to call home and I became pretty obsessed with integrating spirituality and Psychology with interior design.  I felt called to help people achieve this for themselves.

During training, I learnt about yogic philosophies and principles.  One of the principles that really stood out to me is called “Saucha”. Roughly translated, this Sanskrit word means “cleanliness” or “purity” and it refers to cleanliness of body, mind, spirit and surroundings; all helping to direct us towards a pure and positive life.

The idea is that a pure and clean space leads to a pure and clean mind, and vice versa.  Have you ever noticed that you feel clearer headed and more productive when your space is clean and tidy?  This is Saucha in its most basic form, and the reason why “Professional Declutterers” exist.  I bet you never thought of tidying up as Yoga…well, it is.

I started thinking about how interior design can play a powerful role in well-being and happiness, simply by having Saucha as its core value. In light of this I have developed my interior design process to incorporate a well-being focused approach that is grounded in Psychology, inspired by nature and infused with Yogic Philosophy. My concern is not only how the design looks but how it serves you in reaching your highest potential, every day.

My Vision

My plans for the future

It is my goal to evolve Melissa Interior Design into a holistic lifestyle design and coaching business that helps clients to not only design their homes but design their entire lives around the idea that your external world is a reflection of your internal world, i.e. Saucha.

Eventually, I am going to offer an online program that will empower you to transform you home, body and life through interior design, yoga, mindset coaching and self-care practices so you can live more and stress less.

Watch this space!  Namaste

My Vision

My plans for the future

It is my goal to evolve Melissa Interior Design into a holistic lifestyle design and coaching business that helps clients to not only design their homes but design their entire lives around the idea that your external world is a reflection of your internal world, i.e. Saucha.

Eventually, I am going to offer an online program that will empower you to transform you home, body and life through interior design, yoga, mindset coaching and self-care practices so you can live more and stress less.

Watch this space!  Namaste

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We believe that good design tells a story, and we can’t wait to learn more about yours. Each project is unique, and we’re confident that together we can bring your vision to life.

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