Meet Melissa Galt
I’ve been an interior designer in Atlanta for over 20 years. Design is not just my practice, but my passion and my mission. Many of my clients have become like family to me, sharing holidays and birthdays, and calling me back every time they want to make a change in their home. It’s a privilege to see the changes that good design brings.
One client transformed herself by losing 40 pounds in just 90 days while I was transforming her home interiors. Another got engaged just as we wrapped up his home and then he called me back to move all of his furnishings into their new home. And still another client decided to retire in her early forties when I’d designed her second home because she loved it so much. Change your interiors and you’ll change your life.
Design is in The Genes…
Like my great-grandfather, famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, I have an insatiable appetite for life and express myself through the art of interior design. I show you how to expect more and realize the benefits a truly custom interior will bring. It isn’t just about design but about the style it brings to your life.Born in Southern California, I was raised by my mother, the late Academy Award-winning actress Anne Baxter. Mom taught me that with focus and determination, every problem has a solution. I truly enjoy finding creative answers to the most challenging of issues, and keep the design process in true perspective.
From the West Coast I headed east for high school and college, getting a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Cornell, and then a degree in design from Southern Institute.
I’ve traveled widely from a safari in Africa to Sydney, Australia from Bombay, India to Barcelona, Spain and more. My curiosity about other cultures, countries and customs keeps me well informed about global design trends. And, I always have the latest and greatest finds at my fingertips for you, my client.
Another innovative influence was my Godmother, acclaimed costume designer to the stars, Edith Head. I understand the real nature of home fashion, trends and making looks that last.
These special people from my heritage inspire me because they earned respect for their creative genius and for doing what they loved. They lived the lives of their dreams, on their own terms, with enthusiasm and optimism. They were also each genuine creative talents, I am fortunate to have their gifts in my genes.
Passion for Sharing Knowledge
In addition to running my Atlanta based interior design business, I have led a successful series of classes at both Oglethorpe University, Evening at Emory, and Spruill Arts Center. I created and hosted classes including Decorating Basics, Gallery Hopping, Change Your Interiors, Change Your Life, and more.
As a professional speaker, I address audiences both corporate and consumer across the country in the art of personal development and motivation. My goal is to empower and inspire others to live the life of their dreams today. We each have this journey but once, and need to make it ours!
Recognition and Features
As a design expert, I’ve had the great honor of being profiled by a number of prestigious publications, including Southern Living, Decorating Spaces, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, and The Atlanta Business Chronicle. Click here to view some of our interior design books.