“Interior design is the relationship of how you use a room and how you feel in a room. A well-designed room will bring out the best in you.”


Our Approach

Melissa Mathe Interior Design approaches each project as a unique and individual canvas drawing on years of high-end design work.  Our range of design experience from residential to hospitality allows our clients to feel secure in our process and the confidence that the project will be successful.

Our style is your style, even if you may not know what it is…yet. Whether you have a specific vision or a bunch of ideas and don’t know how to connect them, Melissa Mathe Interior Design will help you make design decisions in an easy and enjoyable manner.  Our attention to detail will make every space your own. Embracing each person’s personal style in a relaxed atmosphere allows clients to feel at home with Melissa and her team.

Melissa Mathe has relationships with general and sub contractors to complete your project no matter its size.  That do-it-yourself project, don’t know where to start or how to finish, we can help with that too. 

We look forward to bringing your vision to life!



The Team

Creative Director

Melissa Mathe, CID, LEED AP

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Melissa founded Melissa Mathe Interior Design, LLC in 2010 after gaining valuable experience in top architecture and design firms in Richmond, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a Certified Interior Designer by the Commonwealth of Virginia, holds a National Council for Interior Design Qualification certificate and is a nationally accredited professional for green design by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-AP). She specializes in interior design and planning.  Melissa has significant experience working with both large and small clients in high end residential design, corporate, healthcare and hospitality. 

Melissa founded Melissa Mathe Interior Design, LLC in 2010 after gaining valuable experience in top architecture and design firms in Richmond, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a Certified Interior Designer by the Commonwealth of Virginia, holds a National Council for Interior Design Qualification certificate and is a nationally accredited professional for green design by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-AP). She specializes in interior design and planning.  Melissa has significant experience working with both large and small clients in high end residential design, corporate, healthcare and hospitality. 

Prior to starting her own business, Melissa worked for firms gaining experience in hospitality, commercial, high-end residential design, kitchen design, healthcare and became proficient in CAD.  Melissa has a BS in Interior Design from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina where she also studied business management.  Melissa lives in Richmond with her family.  She enjoys training for and competing in triathlons, volunteering with Comfort Zone Camp, and dabbling in amateur photography.

As a designer, Melissa understands the relationships that exist between people and things - big or small – room by room – nooks and crannies – Melissa’s eye for aesthetics, organization and practicality will bring harmony to any space. 

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Design Assistant
Deb Smith

Deborah Smith is the Design Assistant/Blogger Extraordinaire here at Mathe Design. She hails from the midwest and western New York. Attending the Art Institutes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Visual Communications and Design. Spending the past 18 years in Richmond, Va she now considers herself a native. Her extensive background in various mediums over the past 20 years in Graphic Design led her to interests in surface design and interiors. Having toured many Richmond Symphony Designer Home tours she has been inspired to push her boundaries. She enjoys space planning, decorating, fabrics and diving into accessories.

Here at Mathe Design her role involves many different tasks from picking out finishes, communicating with vendors and organizing samples for client meetings. Utilizing her background she helps create and put together design boards and blog posts.

She’s passionate about many things in life, the most important being family, friends, travel, music, art, and design. When she isn’t doing work at Mathe Design you can find her developing her paper goods and accessories line Hibiscus & Co. She’s a team player and works to focus on getting the details taken care of to make our clients projects a success.


Excerpts from Recent Client Letters:

“Melissa, You brilliant, talented woman, you! I am so grateful for your services. You brought my vision to life and I will always cherish it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and dedication. BNDC owes much of its greatness to you. I’m glad you got to be a part of its inception.”
Keisha Gervais
Creative Director, Barre None Dance Company