Melissa Margaret

Let’s be serious, you can’t really know who I am as a designer by reading a list full of jobs I’ve had, qualifications I’ve acquired and volunteer hours I have banked. My schooling is a charming 15 3/4″ x 22″ piece of paper with pretty gold writing telling you I “fulfilled” the qualifications to get my Bachelors Degree in Interior Design. As great as this all sounds, it isn’t really all you want to hear or read when hiring me.

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What you do want to hear is, that designing to me isn’t just a job, a hobby or way of making money. It’s what wakes me up in the morning and what I base my entire existence around. For me, knowing what I wanted to do at the age of twelve wasn’t just a thing that I decided, it just happened.

Design is different for everyone and that is what defines me as a designer. Not everyone is going to like the things that I like. Forcing you to put something that I love in your home isn’t designing for you, it’s designing for a designer. For me, it’s not just about placing furniture in a space or painting a colour on a wall. It’s about making what you look at matter. Creating a space that perfectly defines you as a person or couple without having to explain why you did what you did, that right there is elite design. That is a standard I hold myself to for every job I create.