1. Dream… And Dream Big

Why? Because we can…because it doesn’t cost a dime and you’ll be happy that we did. Dreaming about the possibilities will free you from what you think you should do and can afford to do. And ultimately we’ll end up with a much better design, one that you can be proud of for years to come.

2. Define Your Style

I’ll ask you a few questions (about a few million or so)… find out what you love, what you hate, what you need, and what you desire. You’ll tell me how you want to live in your home, what is meaningful to you and what you want your home or office to say about you. Finally, we’ll talk about how you want it all to feel when we’re done.

3. Create

Now that we’ve done the foundational work, we’ll start creating this new dream home. All that you’ve shared with me will inform what we design. We will do what we do best, space planning and creative design. For me, I love the puzzle and challenge of taking an existing space (remodel) or a blank canvas (new construction) and reworking it for you and your lifestyle. I’ll create all of the drawings, interior architecture, elevations, 3D renderings, furniture and lighting plans so your home can be built.

4. Hunt

The Hunt for all of the parts and pieces that will make your new home sing! Tile, countertops, lighting, plumbing, paint, furniture, accessories, art, etc. We utilize and source from numerous vendors that have the newest and classic designs. No cookie cutter design from us! You’ll have plenty to choose from but without all of the headaches you might experience trying to DIY it.

5. Manage

We will be there when problems arise and need solutions. We’ll be there, working on your behalf, talking to contractors, electricians, plumbers and such. Yes when it comes to building and design, there is always something challenging that arises on a project, but after being in this world for 11+ years, I’ve come to see that there’s always a solution. and we’ll be there to walk you through each step from dreaming, to living, and everything in between.

6. Celebrate

From installation to punch list we’re going to make sure that everything is completed to your satisfaction. Then we’ll celebrate to all of our hard work together!


  • Initially, Melinda took the time to know us personally and our design tastes. She’s a great listener, on time and on budget, and loves the creative process.

    Al & Chris Massena
  • We had never used a designer on our prior projects, only architects we knew and trusted. Given our experience working with Melinda, we will always use a designer (and hopefully it will be Melinda) for any future projects. A great way to get terrific results with minimal stress. And that’s the name of the game in our minds.

    John & Margaret Anthony
  • By hiring Slater Interiors, Melinda took us outside of the box. We trusted Melinda’s vision, and the outcome is fantastic. She truly captured our mission and “personality” as a company and it shows in subtle but powerful ways throughout the space. Her use of color, art, and functional design inspire our employees and delight our clients.

    Jack Showalter CEO of Entirenet
  • We dreamed about what would be ideal for our unique practice style, our wonderful patients and our future growth. Melinda came up with a beautiful and functional space for us, a space that felt energetic, flowed efficiently and would accommodate our future needs. We couldn’t be more lucky or excited to move in!

    Annie Chiropractor Office