“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!


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. 


The Team

Partner Architect: Melissa Vaughan Architecture
Melissa Vaughan, AIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C

Melissa Vaughan has 20 years of experience renovation, historic renovation and new construction in the fields of commercial, higher education, institutional, museum and residential architecture and is a sole proprietor of Melissa Vaughan Architecture (MVA), Ashland, VA incorporated in 2014.  For the last 14 years, she has lead her colleagues as a Sustainability Director focusing on the greening of projects, the greening of office policies and educating clients and business leaders of choices that will enhance the sustainability of their practices, buildings and landscapes.  Melissa Vaughan AIA is NCARB certified, CSI CDT certified, a LEED Profession BD+C, registered in Virginia and the District of Columbia and a corporate member of our National Green Building Council, USGBC.  Her passion is solving problems with beautiful, efficient and useful designs and she brings a spirit of collaboration during the design and construction that benefits the budget, the schedule and project goals.


Excerpts from Recent Client Letters:

“I could never have reached this point without your guidance and encouragement.”
Dale Cannon

“We appreciate your sincere desire for us to have a good experience.  You have certainly made it much easier and more manageable for us.”
Allison Fisher

“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