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Are You Making These Home Design Mistakes? If you do not have a design degree or years of home designing experience, you should not be expected to have your home design fully figured out. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do it all, and unfortunately that means that the things we try […]

5 Common Design Mistakes Homeowners Make

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It’s never super fun to design a room full of furnishings around a fixed budget, although that is no reason to give up on surrounding yourself with a well-designed home.

Let’s dive right into the easy-to-forget basics to thoughtfully accommodate your home design budget.

4 Ways To Get Creative With Your Home Design Budget

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I recently heard a stat that the average piece of furniture is kept by homeowners for 7-15 years. Let’s talk through the key steps that will have you smooth sailing through your furniture purchases.

What Are The Key Factors To Consider When Buying Furniture?

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Did you know that furniture placement sets the tone for ANY room? I don’t think I’m going too far in saying that furniture placement is the biggest game changer for your space without having to spend a dime!

The Most Common Error In Furniture Placement

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There is nothing better than working through a home design process in a step-by-step organized system. It can be easier said than done when you have the mindset that everything must happen at once [pro-tip: it can’t!].

8 Phases Of The Home Design Process

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Are you ready to start your home design project? I see it happen ALL of the time. Design-ready homeowners in a frozen state before kicking off their home design project. It happens to the best of us [me included 🙋‍♀️]. We know a project needs to happen, we start to brainstorm the possibilities, we save […]

Where To Begin On Your Home Design Project

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I am sharing video 5-sessions of quick actionable tips towards building yourself a thoughtful mood board that will help you thrive and bring your goals to life serendipitously!

How To Make A Mood Board Like A Pro

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Does your home feel like YOU live there? I’m sharing my go-to personality-add secrets via my freebie guide, 3 Simple Steps to Create a Home You Love!

3 Simple Steps To Create The Home You Love

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Do you love the idea of a well-designed home, but don’t know how to achieve it for yourself? We’ve created the ultimate checklist for you!

Top 20 Steps to Create A Well-Designed Home

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Get inside the mind of an interior designer and learn the rules of thumb for furniture selection and placement.

An Interior Designer’s Rules of Thumb

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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. 




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Melissa Mahoney Design House


(around here, we go by MMDH for short)


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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. 

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