Over the past 15 years, Melissa Gulley has provided incredibly detailed design services for our family in two homes, on projects of varied scale and budget. The scope of her services ranged from fully transforming and decorating my master bedroom, baby’s room and living room to design specifications of a three story construction project. Through her questions and time spent with me and my husband, she was able to bring fabrics, furniture, tile, carpet, accessories and ideas which suited, complimented and heightened our taste, needs and personalities. She worked out the differences between my need to be funky/ modern and my husband’s need to be true to his Boston subdued persona and more traditional taste.
Throughout the design process, Melissa Gulley helped restore our Home, bringing in millwork, incredible molding and creative space planning. Melissa worked cooperatively with the builder as well as the architect, to develop a functional and beautiful floor plan. Prior to Melissa’s involvement, we did not maximize lighting, built in units, and window/ceiling placement. The hard working, detail oriented, spirited, and beautiful design genius worked her magic with all of the contractors and I am certain each and every one would be willing to also submit a testimonial supporting her incredible value to our large scale construction project. One of the best parts of these projects is that we all had fun, she shows up smiling and happy. This should be fun and Melissa added just the sunshine and humor we all needed.
The icing on the cake with Melissa Gulley is her ability to not only bring together great floor plans, furniture, window treatments, and rugs, but as a former stylist, she has an eye for the smallest of detail and will take the time to find items of character and value to each home she decorates. Shopping for knickknacks, coffee table books, artifacts, even great art seems to be sport for Melissa. She also has employed local artists to paint original pieces for my home. Even years later I feel she is always keeping our needs in mind. My favorite time of year is when she pulls a few incredible finds from the Brimfield Antique Show that are just perfect for our space.
I would refer Melissa to anyone anytime without the slightest hesitation, she seems to work beautifully with all personalities, tastes and budgets. Interestingly, her clients never seem to leave, she does multiple houses and projects for people again and again. She has worked with so many of our friends and everyone just absolutely LOVES her. They all give her name out to other friends with ease and enthusiasm. I don’t think Melissa has ever had to advertise- its all word of mouth- that says it all!