Originally from southern California, Melissa started her design career as an intern for one of the top design firms in Orange County, while working on her Bachelors in Interior Design at the Art Institute of California.
She continued developing her design skills by working at well-respected design firms in the area before relocating to Seattle, the city she fell in love with. Here, she spent five years as a lead designer for a well-known build firm before starting LBD Design.
“Working with a builder gave me a unique opportunity to understand the design process from beginning to end in a way I had never experienced.”
Melissa loves how interior design allows her to be creative on a daily basis while enhancing the lives of others by creating functional, aesthetically pleasing interior spaces.
When Melissa is not designing, she spends her time traveling for design inspiration, and with friends and family. She also has a huge love for corgis Darby and Allie, cat Cheeto, and husband Paul.