Hi, I’m Melissa.
I’m so glad you’ve found yourself here. As a busy homeowner and mom myself, I know the chaos life can bring with small kids and busy schedules. I want to help bring balance to your life by designing a home that increases functionality and becomes the retreat you deserve. Your family is unique and your home should reflect your needs and your story. I can’t wait to meet you and help design a space you are proud to call home!
We know a well designed home can do more than impress others – it has the power to simplify and enhance your daily life. Your home needs to be both a place of refuge and a well-oiled machine. A well designed home can inspire the life you’ve always longed to live.
Our carefully crafted design process allows us to fully understand your functional needs while uncovering your unique design style. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast looking for direction or a busy parent who has no idea where to begin with the functional and stylistic improvements needed, we’ll take the time to understand your needs and guide you through a personalized design solution for your home and budget.
Meet the team
Melissa is the owner and founder of Harbour Mill Design. Her work experience in the hospitality industry, corporate environments and education in visual arts and event management has proven to be the perfect combination for successfully running a customer-focused service-based business. As a mom of 3 kids, owner of 2 beautiful Bernese Mountain dogs and wife to another business owner, she knows the chaos life can bring. Her desire is to help bring balance to her customer’s lives by designing homes that increase functionality and become well-deserved personal retreats.
If Melissa could design her dream home it would be an old stone home perched on a beautiful country property, including a field of alpacas. Indoor-outdoor living would be highlighted with large windows, large sliding doors and cozy wood burning fireplaces throughout the home.
Michele is the newest member to join the Harbour Mill Design team and has already done an excellent job jumping in to assist in the middle of several projects as well as simplifying and organizing company procedures. Her educational background in Design as well as work experience in Publishing and Design allows Michele to have a very thoughtful and detailed focus to details in our design work.
Michele envisions her own dream home as a private oasis surrounded by nature with a focus on warm materials and functional spaces for her busy family. As a mom of 2 boys, she understands how a functional home can allow people to live more efficiently and believes a well-designed home is an expression of personal culture as well as a beacon to living with clarity and intent.
Sarah first joined the Harbour Mill Design team as a co-op student while in the Interior Design Program at Conestoga College. Currently Sarah mostly works on the technical drawings, renderings and keeping information organized for our various projects.
Sarah is looking forward to graduating in Spring 2022 where she’ll grow in her role at Harbour Mill Design. She is mostly fluent in German and enjoys reading, sketching and being inspired in her spare time. If she could design her dream home, she’d want a home cozy home with a library, filled with natural light and surrounded by nature, including a garden and some cows.
Let us design the refuge you need for today and the functionality your family needs for tomorrow!