Creating timeless, elegant, and sophisticated interiors is our passion. Our talented team creates homes that are an exquisite reflection of each client’s tastes, interest, and lifestyle.
Founded in 2002, Melinda Browning Interior Design is a full-service boutique interior design firm specializing in bespoke residential interiors in Santa Fe, New Mexico and throughout the world. We believe it is a great privilege to create the spaces which are the backdrops of people’s lives, and we strive to make the design process enjoyable every step of the way. We have an unwavering attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
We have honed our process and service across years of experience with new construction, gut renovations, and decoration to provide an efficient yet in-depth process which is split into four stages.
Click through to learn more about the stages of our design process; The Brief, Concept, Detail, and Realization.
Your home should be an authentic reflection of you and your lifestyle. Our process always begins with learning about you and how you want to live, your personal style, lifestyle, and aspirations. We want to know how you’d like to feel and function in your space, and what kind of results you’d like to see from our work together.
During this “Briefing” Stage, we will discuss design direction, the scope of your project, your projected investment estimate, and our process. This is the time for you to share your dreams and aspirations for your space and your lifestyle.
We take in all of your input and desires, consider the location and architecture of your home and your lifestyle and aspirations. We envision your project from all of these angles. Making sure that spaces flow from one room to another, that they fit your lifestyle and aesthetic, as well the character of the architecture.
During this phase, we will confirm the design direction, layout, and finishes/furnishing investment estimate. This is a very collaborative stage and we invite our clients to give as much feedback as possible to ensure we are on the right page.
After the conceptual design phase, our team digs into the details. Elevations, sketches for custom cabinetry & furniture, and lots of sourcing dominate this time.
In this phase, we complete selections in accordance with the approved inspiration boards and finalize floor plans. Then we propose all items for your approval. We showcase the summary of the design components in our detailed design presentation. There you will see each fabric, all finishes, and details all tied back to your approved scope of work and initial investment estimate.
Once the detailed design phase is complete and approved, orders are placed and a timeline is set. We communicate with all vendors and contractors on the specific details that make the design come to life.
If your project includes renovations or is new construction, this is when construction begins. We oversee and coordinate all deliveries and installations. Our team will be on site for installations to ensure the transformation is complete and we have created the home of your dreams.
Spaces that envelop you in warmth. Comfortable elegance which reflects the tastes, interests, and lifestyle of each client.
Specializing in luxury residential design, Melinda Browning creates timeless, elegant, sophisticated spaces which are an exquisite reflection of the people who live in them.