Hi!  This is me, Melissa Manos with my beautiful family (minus a few pretty important people, like my husband :). But, you will learn about him and others in future posts, for sure!).  I grew up in San Jose, California, went to the University of Oregon for my BA in Fine Arts and have been doing graphic design work until October 2020 when I decided to follow my passion and gift of designing interiors.  It started with my own home kitchen remodel which brought on friends asking me for home design advice, color choice advice, furniture arrangement advice, bookshelf finessing advice and photo gallery wall advice.  I took the plunge and started Melissa K. Manos Designs, an interior design consulting business.  It is so fun and engaging and challenging and creative that I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner!

When I am not creating for clients, I am volunteering at my kids’ school, co-leading the Art Literacy program, the yearbook committee and facilitating all the classroom art auction pieces for the last three+ years.   Secretly this is one of my favorite creative outlets: I get to work with the kids AND create art AND give back to our school and community all at the same time!  It’s pretty amazing.  Plus, it keeps me within eyes and ears reach of what my kids are doing at school.  These years that they are young are so fleeting.  I want to be around them and absorb it as much as possible.  (ok, so I kind of stalk them…a little…but it’s only for their own good.)

I believe everyone deserves to live in a beautifully curated home.  With every project, I strive to create high-end, collected rooms while keeping in mind the overall budget.  Come with me on my journey of creating beautiful spaces for amazing people!

Thank you for following!

xo, Melissa