Melissa Broffman, Allied ASID

School: Marymount University
Company: Melissa Broffman Interior Design
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703-536-5409

Designer Profile

Melissa's view of interior design is straight-forward. Her job is to help clients create a space that reflects who they are. Whether it is a whole-house renovation or a single room makeover, Melissa believes a successful interior highlights the expertise of the designer, and more importantly, speaks to the personality of the client. She helps her clients capture a one-of-a-kind look that goes beyond the retail sameness of today's home furnishings market gathering inspiration from her client's ideas, photos and family heirlooms.

"It's all about making a house a home," says Melissa. "If I can realize my client's vision for a space and delight them with the results, then that's a job well done." She found Melissa Broffman Interior Design in
1998 after apprenticing with leading residential design firms in the Washington Area. She earned her B.A.
in interior design from Marymount University in 1995. Prior to studying design, Melissa spent nearly a decade in the fast-paced world of television news, covering stories and special events for CNN.

Whether the goal is traditional, eclectic, transitional or modern, Melissa knows what is appropriate and how to instill a room with character, comfort and timeless appeal. From initial consultation to final installation, she guides clients through matters of form and function, while emphasizing quality, value and personal style.

Awards & Publications

Home & Design Magazine's Portfolio of 100 Top Designers - February 2011.

The Washington Post - House Calls & Seeking Office - 2009

Home & Design's Kitchen Issue "Eight Fabulous Kitchens" - Winter 2008.

The Master Suite's tranquil palate of blue & cream is enhanced by low voltage lighting, lush upholstery, and  tangerine accents.
A love seat in antique velvet affords cozy seating in a quite corner.
A pair of upholstered love seats & shared
ottoman encourage a fireside chat.
A custom built-in is in keeping with the architectural integrity of the home and displays books and keepsakes while concealing electronic necessities.
The large custom-sized area rug in creamy white is soft underfoot & anchors the room, while a soothing blue provides a restful backdrop 
for artwork & contemplation.
Mushroom colored walls,  a pair of upholstered benches & tailored window valances soften the modern elements of this Master Bathroom --- chrome fixtures, expresso colored wall mounted vanities and cooler feeling marble stone & tile.
A luxurious shower experience is enhanced by the classic detailing of the fixture & tile designs.
Clean, simple, classic.
A traditionally styled Dining Room  glows by daylight and sparkles at night under the glimmer of a most suitable crystal chandelier.
An range hood in antique brass finish, hand moulded English tiles and cherry cabinetry take 
on a traditional American look mixed with black Windsor chairs and a painted chandelier.
A cheerful kitchen with plenty of charm.
A pretty Powder Room where the details unify.  An elegant wallpaper, painted wainscoting, and rich limestone flooring compliment an antique commode and chandelier.
Arts & Crafts styled Kitchen.
Arts & Crafts styled kitchen with custom
butcher block island & copper sink.
Butler's Pantry with Arts & Crafts styled
tile backsplash.
Arts & Crafts styled kitchen embraces 21st century conveniences integrated, high-end appliances.
Arts & Crafts styled Dining Room.
Family Room
Living Room
Mud Room
A relaxed approach to tradition in this 
Living Room quietly marries texture & color to create a look of timeless beauty.
A comfortable, yet elegant Dining Room invites conversation & leisurely dining.
A beautiful wool rug in carmels, blues & greens sets the palate for the room.
A corner reading spot in the Master Bedroom.
A smartly upholstered headboard & companion fabric window treatment unify the details in this Master Bedroom.
A wonderful organic wallpaper makes this hall bath welcoming and cozy.
A small sunroom, smartly furnished  is the perfect spot for reading, watching tv or computer work.
Sun Room