Melissa is a professional interior designer and stylist based in Melbourne, Australia. She has a passion for interiors that reflect personality and soul and is inspired by the character, colour and texture that nature and travel has to offer. She and her work have been featured in national magazines including Home Beautiful, televisions shows such as Best Houses Australia, and even more exciting, she has plans for her own national TV program up her designer sleeve.
This is one woman to watch – literally!
What is your core message / mission in the world?
My mission is to create interiors for families and businesses that are an honest reflection of them and their families/business, a place to feel safe and comfortable.
What are you plans for your business in 2017?
In 2017 I will strive to work full time in my business. I currently work four days for an employer still in the same field, and one day on my own business.
I also aim to have my projects featured in magazines and have a great following on my new web channel called Design Talk TV along with a national TV project in the works!
In your business, what have some of the highlights been?
Since working with Genine Howard in October, I reduced my full time hours at work and now work on my business one day a week. It has just been fantastic to have a dedicated day to work on my business, which has allowed new clients to come onboard.
I was recently featured for my expert opinion for an article in Home Beautiful Magazine in the Feb 2017 issue.
I also took on two large projects which I’m excited to be working on.
In particular, what has been your most recent major success?
As mentioned above. I have been freelancing for roughly 5 years and didn’t take it too seriously, since I have been working with Genine I have turned it into a fully fledged business that I am very proud of.
What has working with Genine done for your business?
It has been truly amazing! Genine has given me the push I need to get out there and do what I love. She has made me accountable and in turn, I now have a beautifully branded business that I and everyone can take seriously.
She has provided me with the tools to change my mindset about myself and what I am capable of doing.
So many people are amazed at how much I have achieved for the little time I have started my business.
I’m very excited for the future and for a fantastic 2017 where I will reach my major goal and work full time on my business!
Would you recommend other women to work with Genine and if so, who and why?
I would highly recommend Genine! Women who are needing to get out of their typical 9-5pm work would thrive with Genine.
Women who have a business idea, who have a creative hobby or women who want to take their business to the next level will be amazed at what Genine can do for them.
What advice do you have for other women wanting to start their own business?
To just get yourself out there! There is no better time that now! Stop thinking about it and get the wheels in motion.
What is your version of an extraordinary life?
To work for myself on my successful business, and secure large clients that allow me to travel often with my husband, enjoy life outside an office and eventually start a family!