Hired 28 times
4 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Credit card, Cash, Venmo, Square
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Jan - Jul
Melanie was awesome professionally and in personality. If you are looking for an expert in interior design then I would highly recommend Meliane. We were getting work done on the house which included painting the entire interior. We were struggling on picking paint colors and an overall scheme. Navigating the limitless color swatches at the paint stores proved fruitless. We struggled to find the right colors and couldn't get a sense of what the entire house would look like from a little swatch or even painting a square on a wall. After going to the paint stores too many times, looking at waaaaay too many color swatches, and wasting money on too many paint samples we would never use again, I knew we needed help. I contacted Melanie and sent some photos of the house, floors, and furniture to give her a sense of the space. We then spoke on the phone in more detail about what we were looking for, what we like and don’t like, our style etc. I also let her know that we had a time constraint since the contraters needed to get started. She understood and was at our house the next day going over various color schemes with my wife. She came to the house very prepared and you could tell she had solid idea already of what she wanted to do. The colors she picked out were perfect. She went through each room, labeled the sample swatches and made it very easy for us. She was able to give us exactly what we wanted but couldn’t materialize on our own. I wish I contacted Melanie sooner. It would have saved us time and money and I know our house wouldn't look as awesome as it does now (which if you saw some of the paint colors that we were going to go with on our own before Meliane saved us you would understand :)) We are very happy and thrilled with how everything turned out. Thanks Meliane!Jan 5, 2019Verified
I think she’s going to help me with all my needs. I think it’s going to make my move much easier and FUN!Oct 2, 2018Verified
Melanie is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I highly recommend her.Aug 26, 2018Verified
Melanie was a life saver. Water leak in business and carpeting had to be replaced. Melanie selected the perfect carpeting. Clients love the new look. Thank you Melanie!Apr 26, 2017Verified
I hired Melanie to reorganize the house for our coming baby. She knows the best way to maximize the space and add tastes even in a limited budget. The change of rooms made us feel so comfortable and everything flows much more since Melanie was here. Thank you, Melanie!Feb 21, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge hourly depending on the scale of the job, and I pass on any discounts I receive as a buyer to my client.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First we schedule an initial consultation. This can be from 1-2 hours depending on scope of the project. The second meeting is a presentation of the design concept and a proposal of what the project will cost as well as the timeline of the project. Once the design concept is approved and finalized, there is deposit placed and work commences. Depending on benchmarks completed on the project a client can expect to make payments throughout as things complete. This will be discussed up front and agreed upon between the client and myself.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have always been a natural at what I do. I believe people have it or they don't. I have always been an artist in aesthetics attending an International Academy of Hair in Washington DC, and Special Effects Make-up School in Orlando, FL. Because of my upbringing in this field, I was drawn back to it after returning to FL and getting noticed by an Interior Designer after dressing windows for my families furniture stores she hired me as her assistant. I worked under her for 2 years and then purchased my own furniture store. My education has always been hands on by other professionals and working in the industry for so such a long time. After owning my own companies I have always stayed on top of whats new in the trade and constantly attend many trade shows.