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My Step By Step Process for Designing a Room of Furniture There is a reason designers design great spaces. They follow a step by step process that, like most processes, doesn’t work as well when steps are missing. When it comes to designing a room for a client, I lean on the tools and systems […]

An Interior Designer’s Process to Furnish a Room

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Styling any surface is the full-proof way to add colorful, eclectic, and timeless vibes to your home. I love when I walk into a home with nearly empty built-ins or free & clear tabletop surfaces, because there is no doubt that the space will feel fully transformed by the time I leave. Styling is an […]

How To Style Surfaces Throughout Your Home

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Have you ever wondered how to make a high/low design mix work? Boy, do we get a lot of questions about this! We love the idea of mixing in pieces that you already own, have inherited, or have thrifted and ultimately don’t break the bank in order to complete your space. You may have been […]

Stretch Your Home Design Budget With a High/Low Mix

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WHY BUILD A HOME DESIGN TEAM? Are you hesitant to incorporate pattern and color into your home? Are you struggling with narrowing down your options? Do you have textiles selected, but you’ve reached a dead end when it comes to application? Is it that you are diving into a construction project without a full team […]

How to Build The Right Team For Your Home Design Project

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Have you ever referenced the words “scale” and “volume” while thinking through your home design? Welp, I’m here to tell you there is a first for everything! These two components of design may actually be the only critical items you are missing when processing how to design your space. Let me guess, it is easy […]

How to Elevate Your Home Design Using Scale and Volume

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Life is WAY too short to live in a house you don’t LOVE! When it comes to design, just like any other daunting task, it’s all about getting started and creating your own wave of momentum and gathering purposeful inspiration. I’ve been told that I make personality filled home design look easy.  What’s my secret?   […]

The Secret to Gathering Purposeful Inspiration for Your Home Project

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We’re offering up designer insights for your home design journey… … one FREE guide at a time. Yep, we have now dedicated a page of our website to FREE Interior Design Guides for Your Home! There’s something about a solid knowledge share that always gets me. You know, the idea of someone honing in on […]

Free Interior Design Guides for Your Home

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The Key to Maintaining Your Thoughtfully Designed Home Welcome to the final stretch (and quite possibly the most enlightening) of our Top 20 List series. Your feedback throughout this series has been so helpful and motivating! If you’ve missed out on any of these posts, no worries, you can start at the beginning of this series, here.  We have […]

The Key to Maintaining Your Thoughtfully Designed Home

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When was the last time you added a layer to your home? If your answer involved a question mark or wide eyes, it’s time. Let’s talk about the 5 ways to make your house more cozy. HOT TIP: Everything comes together when you add layers 😉 This is one of the most approachable and impactful steps […]

5 Ways To Make Your House More Cozy

Must Haves

This month’s MMDH Monthly Must Haves round up from our Amazon storefront is enough to make us feel like we’re on vacation every day! A handful of you have already purchased these items and were excited to share your reviews with us! We are thrilled, and hope the details below give you a comfort level […]

MMDH Monthly Must Haves – June

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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. 




Founder of:
Melissa Mahoney Design House


(around here, we go by MMDH for short)


Hi, I'm Melissa. 

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. 

Maybe you don't need a personal guide through your home design, but how about a free design guide that still gives you LOTS of professional interior design insight? 

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