Set apart by an editor’s eye for the ideal version of each element, founder and lead designer Melissa Colgan believes quality is everything and can unify even the most eclectic pieces and finishes. Eras, cultures, textures, colors and prints come together in unexpected ways, forming spaces that are spontaneous, welcoming and authentic reflections of those who inhabit them.
If you’ve ever wished for a friend with effortless style, who knew how to put things together in unexpected ways, listened, respected your views, had the names of all the best tradespeople and contacts around the world to find just the right objects to fill yours, meet Melissa. A successful interior stylist who’s worked with some of the best creative teams and publications in the country, she offers a ton of design intelligence, in every sense. During her almost five years at Martha Stewart, Melissa honed her ability to tell visual stories and bring ideas to life, soaking up the expertise of those around her. From Martha to joining the teams at ELLE DECOR, Veranda and House Beautiful, she travelled the world, broadening her brand and manufacturing knowledge at major fabric, lighting, furniture and design shows in Milan, Paris, London and the US.
After relocating from New York City to Washington, DC, Melissa cut her teeth in the local design industry with two highly regarded firms before launching her own in 2019. Today, she’s sought out for her ability to distill clients’ ideas and style into highly individual designs, creating interiors that are engaging, spirited and layered with purposeful details.