Melissa Denys

Associate Designer

Melissa grew up in Buffalo, NY and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing degree from Loyola College, MD. She spent 7 years working in wholesale sales for fashion & accessories designers Oscar de la Renta and Christian Louboutin before moving to Chicago and completing the Masters of Interior Design program at Harrington College. She has since worked predominantly in high end residential interiors, and uses her multi-faceted background to bring a fresh eye to the team at KSD.

What’s your personal design style?
  • I think it would best be described as eclectic. I love to mix styles - combining traditional and contemporary design elements with antiques, and some trendier pieces.
What would be your dream project?
  • My dream project would be designing a beach house somewhere exotic. It would be casual and fun - using vibrant colors and textures drawn from the surroundings.
What fuels your creativity outside the office?
  • I used to work in the fashion industry, so I have always loved following fashion trends and find so many parallels between fashion & interior design. I also love staying active outside of the office and exploring all that Chicago has to offer.
Favorite Project:
  • Delray Beach, I love the energy of this project. It has a light and airy feeling and the client wasn’t afraid to have fun and pushing the limit.