Meet the Staff of Cypress Design Co.
Owner and Operating Manager
I have been the owner and operating manager since inception in 2005. I strive every day to make Cypress Design Co.’s superb customer service our number one focus.
We believe that accommodating and working with the contractor/installer throughout the project is just as important as facilitating the homeowners needs.
Full disclosure and constant communication ensures that projects get completed on time and budget. There are new products introduced to the market daily; as well as new techniques to make kitchens and bathrooms function better. It’s an exciting industry and a great job. Seeing our clients completely satisfied at the end of a project is priceless.
Kitchen & Bath Designer
I enjoy working in various styles from classic traditional to minimalist modern. I have developed a strong working knowledge of these styles through my education and work experience. I attended Cazenovia College, where I received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design. It was during this time that my understanding of design styles began to flourish and has continued to grow with every new trade magazine that crosses my desk and continued research on kitchen/bathroom trends and styles.
I truly enjoy working at Cypress Design Co. and the approach it takes with customers. There is a strong sense of team work and customer service that cannot be found anywhere else. Making sure that all of our customers are educated consumers and keeping their best interest in mind always creates timeless designs and a customer who is overly satisfied at the end of the day.
Kitchen & Bath Designer
“My dual background in architecture and graphic design grant me the ability to effectively design a space. As a designer, this enables me to focus on aesthetics as well as function, as both are integral to a kitchen or bathroom. I spent many years working with licensed architects and developers on residential projects, and in doing so transitioned into the role of kitchen designer. This was an area of work I always felt passionate about and am now able to transform that passion into my profession.”
“As an award-winning designer I feel confident that I can help design around anyone’s lifestyle and personality, approaching their projects in both a practical and creative way.”
Kitchen & Bath Stylist
Melinda’s passion for design and insightful connection with clients has become her main philosophy in creating successful living spaces. She is at ease designing in any style – from traditional to contemporary. Melinda listens closely to her clients and translates their needs to achieve the end result: a beautiful living space. Her approach to design differs from other designers in that she has the unique ability to seamlessly blend the old with the new. Her natural design sensibilities integrate a warmth and humanity of space with crisp, streamlined details. Melinda will search antique shops, consignment stores and high end boutiques to find the perfect piece to complete the look for the clients individual personality and lifestyle. This creates a welcoming environment the client will enjoy to not only reside in but to also entertain for years to come.
Melinda has been with Cypress Design Co. since 2012 and received her Interior Design Education at RISD. She resides in her home state of RI with her husband and daughter.