Who is Melinda?
I’m a people person. I’m a dog lover. I’m a mom of 3 boys, a wife and a daughter.
I guess you could say that I love everything that goes into making a house a home, including the people and pets!
Creating creative, healthy, one-of-a-kind, unique and affordable interior designs and custom window treatments has been a mainstay in my life for over 24 years. I love it! Most of my clients are in the Columbus, Ohio area; however, I work with people from all over the midwest.
My design philosophy:
I want my clients to not only love what their home feels like when I am finished but also to enjoy the process. My goal is for them to feel that all the money and effort that went into the “look” of their home goes deeper than just what it looks like. I want them to feel the confidence, pride and the satisfaction it gives them every time they enter the room, and to feel uplifted at home so they can deal with the day to day stresses. Finally, I want my clients’ homes to be healthy to live in!
A few key accomplishments:
I’ve had many accomplishments over the years and my proudest moments are when clients get so excited about their homes and tell me how much they love it!
I won the Kirsch Designer of the Year Competition with my “Teacup” design in 2004. This design has since been created into hardware that is was sold in the Kirsch Drapery Hardware Catalog in the Buckingham Collection.
I’ve won Window Fashion- Vision Magazines’ Design Competition 7 times and am among only a few in the world to have achieved this many accolades from the magazine.
I’m an Associate ASID Member (American Society of Interior Designers), a Window Fashions Certified Professional-Expert (WFCP-Expert), and a member of the WFCP-Advisory Board for Vision Magazine. I am also a member of the Window Covering Association of America- WCAA.
I have just completed the ASID ReGREEN Certification to help my clients’ construct and live in a healthier environment. This encompasses either building a new home or just making changes in their existing homes to make it safer. I can also provide ways to save money and make your home or office function more efficiently.
I am a member of the Houzz Advisory Board and the Sherwin Williams Pro Panel.
Fine Designs & Interiors has won a “Best of Houzz-Customer Service” Award for 4 years in a row. Only 3% of Professionals on Houzz received this prestigious designation.
Click on this link to see the article from Freshome! http://freshome.com/interior-design-columbus
I attended Otterbein College for 2 years and graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer and Family Sciences with a concentration in Interior Design where I achieved the highest level in the industry for my designs.
What my accomplishments mean to you:
You can count on me to help you identify your style and listen to your wants and needs to achieve the final results you want in your home. With my 25 years of experience, my natural born “eye for design,” my past education, I keep up with the trends, and my expertise in color, you don’t have to know exactly what you want, I will find the perfect thing for you!
Where to find me:
I operate my business in Historic Downtown London where I also sell gift items, fudge, offer custom framing, and run a coffee shoppe. I have an extensive Design Showroom with fabrics, tile, custom framing, blinds, and window treatments samples.
I speak at many organizations and groups all over Central Ohio including church groups, women’s clubs, Rotary, Realtor groups and have also been the guest speaker on the stage at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show and the Best of Fall Home Show. I have also been an interior design guest expert on Channel 10 WBNS TV, Ohio News Network (ONN), Channel 6 WSYX, and Channel 4 WNBC.
I am a member of the Downtown London Association, Madison County Hospital Keystone Society and a Business Partner of the Madison Health and the London Schools Business Advisory Board.
I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My parents own Peters Photography in Dublin, Ohio and London, Ohio.
I love to travel.
I love Chocolate.
I knew as a Sophomore in High School I wanted to be an Interior Designer when I grew up.
I dip my Pizza in Marzetti’s French Dressing.
I never drank coffee until I owned a coffee shop 10 years ago and now I would bleed coffee if I were cut open!