your professional designer BFF
here to guide you through pulling together an entire home or a single room

Say hello to the interior designer friend you wish you had on
speed dial

Let’s face it, life’s too short to live in a home you don’t LOVE. I’m determined to help you bring your personality out and up onto your walls!

As an avid collector married to the ultimate minimalist [one-in/one-out rules by the plenty], I’ve honed my skills of curating collections of art and objects and paired them with being organized.
That’s the MMDH two-part secret to breaking free of quick trends and cookie-cutter home styling. First, have fun with collections and utilize accessories that have meaning. Then, make sure everything has its place so the design feels intentional.
It all comes down to a little MMDH confidence boost, organization and not taking design too seriously!

Hi, I'm Melissa!

What drives me as a Designer is for you to be passionate about YOUR surroundings.

Design Guide

Ready to live in a well-designed home but can't seem to
pull it all together?

PRO TIP: it all starts by sprinkling in your personality

Grab my FREE Design Guide filled with simple (yet impactful) ways to make your house feel more like HOME

3 simple steps to add personality & create a home you love
A step-by-step guide (plus 15 Pro Tips!) to style your home and sprinkle in bold accessories by designer Melissa Mahoney.

After over a decade in the commercial interiors industry, I started MMDH to help homeowners curate a well-designed space you can’t wait to get home to and spend time in. 


You can say I have a *thing* for nicknames.

My lifelong nickname is Moo, and to some, I go by Marge.

To make your home feel lived in and complete, we tap into your unique style, infuse personality into your space and transform your endless projects into a gloriously designed home.

Around here, it didn't take long for Melissa Mahoney Design House
to become MMDH for short.

Are you with me?  You've got this, and I'm here to guide you through it all. Remember when I said I was the new BFF you always knew you needed [or something along those lines]?

Let's get to know each other, shall we...

legitimately making it happen, one step at a time. 

zeroing in on exactly what you are drawn to within your inspiration.

wrapping your head around the process of a project.

understanding you don't need to label your style.

I promise, thoughtful design is not brain surgery, it is simply:

I believe that great design isn't just for the glossy pages of A magazine

MMDH makes design approachable.

It's not just color, pattern and eclectic design that excites me...

our goal at MMDH

Leonard, the beta fish

the only pet I've ever had:


Pattern play

what makes me smile?:


my favorite things

The beach...or the mountains

go-to travel destination:


My Gram's collected treasures

most prized possession:


Hanging with this crew

weekend plans:


Iced Vanilla Latte

my go-to coffee order:


Welp, that's what MMDH is here for. We make the process incredibly accessible for you! 

Ready to LOVE your home?

Juliet M.

"Melissa has brought so much inspiration as we've jumped into our first home purchase and had so many ideas of how to make it our own. Her advice helped narrow down what is best to tackle first, she's called out colors that could go wrong, she's given good gut reactions to furnishing/lighting purchases before I jumped on that sale! She can tackle the small detail to massive projects."

"Melissa helped me switch from overwhelmed to organized and cohesive."

Heather N.

"Melissa has such a special ability to provide vision for our projects regardless of the question or scope. We are always impressed with how she balances our own unique style with the function for our family when providing suggestions. We have also gained confidence because of Melissa’s continued support."

"We have gained confidence because of Melissa’s continued support."

Lauri J.

"Melissa and MMDH helped us beyond measure to complete a major house renovation. Melissa was there with support and guidance in all of our decisions. She’s thoughtful, friendly, and a true inspiration."

"Melissa and MMDH helped us beyond measure...."

Leah S.

"She has asked us questions that have probed amazing conversations between me and my husband, with considerations we hadn’t even thought of. "

"Melissa’s specific suggestions have provided incredible insight to our project!"

kind words

Love From The Students