“We moved into a new house that hadn’t been updated since the early 1990’s.  Melanie Holden helped change our new house into a lovely home.  Melanie was extremely easy to work with, she listened to our visions for the home & made suggestions that we never would have considered. She helped us with color choices, furniture, and placement to maximize our livable space.  Melanie also suggested several small details that helped our home be original while keeping with a beautifully classic design. The entire process was extremely enjoyable & we feel the result is a beautiful home that fits our family’s needs perfectly. I would highly recommend Melanie; she is extremely talented, professional & a true pleasure to work with.”

 Abrell Family, Denver, CO


“Melanie is amazing. She seemed to know what I wanted in cabinets, light fixtures, paint colors and floor tile before I did.”

Bryant, St. Louis, MO

“Melanie has a great eye for color.  She helped me select the paint for the exterior of my home and for the master bath.  My husband and I didn't want something ordinary for our home's exterior.  It has great fiberglass windows that can be painted and I knew that I didn't want the standard white.  She picked a color combo that I would never have put together, and I love it!  I don’t mind the compliments from our visitors either! 

Melanie dared me to go bold with the color in my small master bath.  I initially chose something very neutral, but upon Melanie's suggestion went with something much richer, which made the space feel much more luxurious.  I hope to fly Melanie out as we conquer other major improvements in our house.  I couldn't do it without her.”

Stacy Lentz, Redondo Beach, CA

"I built a new house 7 years ago in a wooded subdivision.  Once I found a house plan I liked, I took it to Melanie for her approval.  She made some fantastic changes to the floor plan, opening up areas of the house to bring in more light, space, and function - changes that I would have never thought of but am so pleased with on a daily basis.  Once construction began, Melanie was right there overseeing the project, making recommendations, and guiding me through the selection process for everything from colors, fabrics, flooring, lighting, accessories and furniture.  She revised the electrical plans for optimal placement of the light fixtures, electrical outlets, and switches in conjunction with the furniture plans.  I was so confident in her abilities that I ran every decision to be made about the house through her.   She suggested dramatic floor to ceiling windows in most of the house and transoms above many of them.  The finished product:  beautiful natural light shining on a gorgeous, comfortable and elegant home that is a joy to come home to.  I've received so many complements regarding my home and never fail to mention that I couldn't have done it without Melanie.  As a result, she's received calls from many of these friends to help with their own projects!  I would hire her again in a minute - she's very easy to work with and has great ideas.  Melanie gets to know her clients and their lifestyle and uses that knowledge to tailor her work to best suit that client."

Connie Frankovich, Breese, IL





“Melanie is an excellent, creative designer who listens well and truly understands what customers are looking for. She offers creative ideas to distinguish their style. Melanie is professional in her business relationships and transactions; she has common sense and is a pleasure to work with. Melanie strives to make this world a better place in design and meeting LEED requirements.”

Buchholz, St. Louis, MO

“I worked with Melanie on many renovation projects in downtown St. Louis. It became clear that she had an uncanny ability to turn unusual layouts into beautiful, warm and livable spaces. Not only does she have an eye for good design, she knows the products that are available and uses them well. I would recommend her to anyone.”

Wiese, St. Louis, MO

“Melanie is very dedicated to providing her clients with the best possible services by truly listening and even anticipating their needs. She is a very focused, creative, and passionate professional.”

Whittington, St. Louis, MO

“Melanie is a phenomenal designer who I have enjoyed collaborating with.  I completely admire her intense focus and passion for a greater cause. Her commitment to environmental design and historic preservation is very inspiring and results in stunning building transformations. The level of detail and expertise she brings to every design challenge is unparalleled. She has an innate grace and handles every situation with ease."

Reuther, St. Louis, MO

“Melanie's fresh look at interior layout design challenges is often the difference between having an ‘adequate’ design and a ‘WOW’ design.”

Helmsing, St. Louis, MO