Meet the Team

Melissa Peretti

Melissa Peretti, Owner & Studio Principal

We’re all familiar with the saying “Home is where the heart is”, but so many of us are living in spaces that are uninspiring, lacking function and not really ‘us’. I think life’s way too short for that.

I’m Melissa Peretti, a Toronto-based interior decorator with a passion for uniquely beautiful and perfectly practical design.

This passion led me to found MPI+D, which specializes in providing full service, turnkey interior design to residential clients in the east end of Toronto.

I believe that your home should reflect what makes you, well, you. That’s why I strive to create warm and wonderful spaces that perfectly reflect the people that live in them by incorporating personal, unique and collected elements.

I’m a maker at heart, with a knack for re-thinking and re-purposing the quirky, meaningful elements that tell your story and give your space its soul. Infusing your home with personality, beauty and function is my ultimate goal.

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”– William Morris

Ashlea Russell, Operations Manager

Ashlea Russell is my right hand when it comes to delivering spaces that are uniquely beautiful and perfectly practical for modern life. Combining her interior design studies at George Brown College with her extensive business experience, Ashlea handles much of the behind-the-scenes operations at MPI+D. Another way of saying this is: Ashlea helps make the magic happen.

As the Operations Manager, Ashlea has developed solid relationships with trades, loves to flex her project management muscles and enjoys making sure that the experience is stress free for MPI+D clients.

Born in Northern Ireland and having traveled to over 40 countries, Ashlea understands that just as every country has its own story and style that makes it special and unique, so should a home.