Melissa Mathe Interior Design: A Year In Review

Melissa Mathe Interior Design
– A Year In Review –

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

We’re taking a look back at 2018 and the many projects we’ve had the pleasure of working on with our wonderful clients. Just like each new year a new project has it’s hopes and expectations and most often times the finished result is even better than envisioned. We love talking with our clients about how they wish to use a new space and how they want it to feel. While each project has it’s new adventures and obstacles to overcome we cherish the laughs and victories along the way. Whether a client wants to show a more stylish side of themselves or simply have more functioning light and flow in their space. We guide them on a journey helping to make their interior design dreams and visions come true. Here’s a look inside the highlights of 2018


We started the year out showing design concepts to work on furnishing a new custom built home with large spaces to be filled. Beautifully coffered ceilings and a blank slate were outfitted with a light palette in mink and muted blue. The before and after of the entryway show it’s grand nature, with neutral tones and clean finishes to make an elegant statement.

As the construction was complete in the spring we were ready to start installing. In the dining room the accent color painted in the tray ceiling along with a paint-style patterned custom drapery fabric give the space an uplifted serenity.


This past spring the Mathe Design team attended High Point Market taking in new inspiring finds for the season. Connecting with other designers and meeting with our manufacturer reps to see more details about whats available to designers.

Spring Market is a highlight of the year as designers enjoy time amongst others in our industry… as you can see we have our fair share of fun there too. Shortly after spring market we wrapped up a kitchen remodel that had been in conception since the previous fall. This refreshed crisp classic kitchen is now equipped with brand new custom built cabinetry and an updated dining space.

Photography by Ansel Olson

Along with several client installs this year we have had a pretty large project that’s been underway since May 2018. This project is a home renovation that includes eighty percent of the home. A full master bathroom and master closet area renovation is a major part of the project. Most of the other rooms with exception to the kitchen have new lighting, furnishing and rugs. As we come to the completion of a few of these projects into 2019 we’ll get house tour images up to show you.

While we had been serving our clients Melissa Mathe Interior Design also entered into a presentation for a room design at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House 2018. To our excitement we were selected to design a bedroom upstairs in the recently restored historical victorian mansion – Holly Lawn. This started the adventure of bringing together the classic contemporary black and white room design to show during the event. We were more then ecstatic to have the honor of working alongside other esteemed Virginia designers at this charitable event, a definite highlight of 2018.

We’re also excited to share the honorable mentions Melissa Mathe Interior Design humbly received in 2018 press with you.


a new face in the mathe design office

This fall Charlie, the Mathe family’s new puppy, joined the shenanigans in design. Wrapping up a project filled 2018!

A warm thank you to our wonderful clients, vendors, reps, crew and design team for helping us to make 2018 a big success.  Melissa Mathe Interior Design appreciates all of your support and warm friendships.

From our office to you have a safe and Happy Holiday – Cheers to 2019!

Melissa Mathe

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Get The Look: Modern Farmhouse

get the look: modern farmhouse

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower” ~ Alan Campus

Kelly Nutt Design

Kelly Nutt Design

With this fresh fall season comes crisp air, warm spicy scents and lovely orange glowing landscapes to be enjoyed. Everything that sets the tone for cozy campfires and curling up in a chair for some quiet weekend reading. The symbiotic balance of two worlds coming together with simplicity and comfort. This reflects the Interior Style we recently seem to have gotten swept up in: Modern Farmhouse. By intertwining these two design styles, your space will come together with warmth and welcoming in a current and inspiring way.

Clean lines and neutral palettes set the tone with an emphasis on practicality and functionality. Allowing furniture and storage to take the limelight. Your color palette has base Creams and Greige tones paired with colors in earthy shades. While adding subtle vintage colors giving the feeling you get from the comfort of home. Furniture styles entice you to “mix-it-up” using traditional styles paired with more contemporary details including pickled and limed wood finishes. While lighting fixtures and accessories take on another life in matte black or wrought iron and light wood finishes.

Melissa Mathe Interior Design | Ansel Olson Photography

Melissa Mathe Interior Design | Ansel Olson Photography

Use natural fabrics of wool, cotton, and linen in stripes and plaids. Lots of textures paired together create that comfy cozy feeling. Add in layers with layered area rugs and chunky throw blankets.

Kelly Nutt Design

Kelly Nutt Design

We’ve sourced some furniture, fixtures and accents to get you started diving into this sought after design style. Don’t be afraid to add a ship lap wall, replace your mantle with simple reclaimed wood or hang a sliding door to close off any space. You will be inspired to keep things simple and clean by adding lot’s of intentionally placed organization… helping to keep you on your way in getting the Modern Farmhouse look.

As you enter autumn’s golden glow remember that a well designed room will bring out the best in you.

Happy Fall y’all!

Melissa Mathe

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