MEET MELISSA

I’m not your mother’s interior decorator.

We spend approximately 50% of our lives at home. But SO many of us are living in spaces that are uninspiring, not really ‘us’ and/or lacking function.

I don’t know about you, but I think life’s way too short for that.

I’m Melissa Peretti, a Toronto-based interior designer with a passion for whimsy and clever design – and I’d love to help you create a space you love.

Whether it’s an entire main floor or a four-year-old’s bedroom, my goal for every space I design is to infuse it with warmth, personality, and practical features that make it not only awesome to look at, but pretty awesome to live in, too.

I’m a maker at heart and have a knack for re-thinking, re-purposing, and creating beautiful things out of (almost) nothing. I believe that the soul of a room comes from the elements that are a bit quirky, mean something, and/or tell a story – above all, my goal is to infuse your space with creativity and personality.

No matter what you hope to achieve in your home, we start with an Initial Design Consultation. It’s a bit like a first date: our opportunity to meet, ask a ton of questions, and get to know each other. (I’ll also provide as much value to you as I can in the 90 minutes I’m with you in the form of recommendations, ideas, and answers to your questions.)

My goal is to make the process fun, accessible, and as stress-free as possible for you. If you’re interested in moving on to a design package from there, I’ll walk you through your options and, should you decide to proceed, the cost of your consultation will be credited towards the package of your choice.

My story

Prior to becoming an interior designer, I worked in the world of commercial photography for 16 years. I took the first integrated arts program in the province in Peterborough, then burned rubber to get to the big city and get my arty on at Ryerson for photography. I was hired right out of school as a photo producer and a stylist, and eventually ducked back behind the camera to shoot all kinds of things – from fashion to commercial to children – for several of Canada’s largest brands and publications.

Melissa Peretti portrait

My experience as a producer, photographer and a stylist left me with a unique lens through which I see space and design (pardon the pun) – and a keen understanding of how to execute projects large and small on-time and on-budget.

After having my own children (Poppy, six and Oliver, 10), I felt like I needed a change. I’ve always loved interior design and, over the years, became the unofficial ‘design guru’ for my inner circle. Eventually I decided to take their advice and make a business out of it – and the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve been helping families turn their houses into homes ever since.

When I’m not hard at work on client projects, you’re likely to find me crafting and creating – I love to “make” and experiment with all kinds of materials from leather to clay – cooking up a storm, or exploring the east-end of Toronto which I love and am so proud to live in. I also co-lead the Danforth East Arts Fair, an annual marketplace event featuring local artists and makers, and am on the Danforth East Community Association (DECA) board.

To learn more about my interior design packages, click here. For more information on the steps involved in a design/implementation project, click here to read my detailed 15-step process. Or for answers to some commonly asked questions, click here. If you have other questions – or would like to book a discovery call – I’d love to speak with you.

MISSION STATEMENT

At Melissa Peretti Imagination & Design, I strive to serve my valued and respected clientele through an intentional system of Satisfaction by Design.

I provide complete design services that exceed the expectations of clients who desire a proficient, signature interior for their homes. My passion is helping each client achieve their unique vision for their ideal home and lifestyle. Homes that are functional, pleasing, comfortable and inspiring. I do this by providing exceptional and experienced service to complete each unique project on time, on budget, with exceedingly pleasing results.

My process ensures that there is little to no mistakes or problems, and very little impact on your family’s time and your home. I take care of all the details for you for a turn-key design, or invite you to be involved in the process as much as you would like.

I am committed to helping my clients live their best lives in their homes.
Uniquely beautiful and perfectly practical interior design for modern life

It’s so much nicer every single day to use something beautiful and practical

skull and cross-bones stencils on a wall
child lying on her bed
thank you drawing from a child
Melissa Peretti leading a craft session with kids

Uniquely beautiful + perfectly practical