aboutmelg When vacation and vocation generate the same buzz, you know you’re onto something.  Welcome to my world!

The Mustard Ceiling Designs is the place where your blog and website design becomes my one pursuit.  I’m excited about creating blogs and websites for clients whose personalities come alive with nothing less than fine design and creative individuality.  Your blog and your website should reflect who you are, and my goal is to create designs that represent you.

My story begins at age 13 when I decided to become an interior designer.  I got it honestly, side-by-side with my dad as he constantly renovated old houses.  After his day job, his passion to restore and renovate took over.  This passion combined with the fact that my mom is a Realtor meant that we moved several times, as they both love older homes.  When we weren’t restoring our home of the moment, we’d drive around for hours just to talk about local architecture and perhaps stumble upon the next old house that needed our touch.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The University of Charleston, I began designing interior for model homes, high-end residences, and vacation homes.  My enthusiasm grew and I continued learning at the hand of a classical teacher who taught me pure design carries over into everything, whether a house, a painting…or a blog.

Passionate about these creative pursuits, I began to blog about my interior design projects, sharing through photos, words, fonts, links, and a global community of new friends.

And then I fell in love all over again-with blogging.  The design part, that is.

(Designing blogs is my passion.)

I’ve Photoshopped and coded and customized for hours without noticing the time.  I’ve studied, gone back to class, and learned the intricacies of HTML and blog design.  I live and breathe color theory, design principles and layout, whether it is for a blog, website or interior renovation.  I love the creativity and challenge of engineering online spaces so that all of the elements come together in a custom design that reflects a unique image.

Lots of web designers can write solid code. (That’s the science.)  And many interior designers can apply principles of design and color theory. (That’s the art.) As for me, I combine art and science in the spirit of The Mustard Ceiling-blog and website design with a touch of the unexpected.