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MELISSA SPOTH design portfolio // interiors + graphics

MELISSA SPOTH


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Bridgeland Model Home

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Sienn Mode


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Parade of Homes Austin

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South Austin Apartment

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Freelance Projects


PROFESSIONAL WORK


BRIDGELAND MODEL HOME Layered trim, shelving, and lighting come together to create a dynamic and dimensional study in this Newmark model home. By taking place of a traditional built-in, the floating shelves merge with stacked pieces of flat stock to serve as accessory displays. Painting the treatment all one color keeps the wall from looking too busy. The builder appreciated that this custom built-in served as a memory point for potential buyers.


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COVERED PATIO

BRIDGELAND MODEL HOME This 70’ model home uses a navy

PANTRY

MASTER BEDROOM BREAKFAST

and mink scheme with gray washed furniture

to

create

an

elegant

KITCHEN

FAMILY ROOM MASTER BATH

atmosphere. Rendered floor plans

DINING

POWDER

provide the client with a sense of

UTILITY

scale and material finishes. COURTYARD

W.I.C. GARAGE

W.I.C.

BATH 2

FOYER

LIVING ROOM BEDROOM 2

PORCH

BRIDGELAND 7020 FIRST FLOOR PLAN


FAMILY ROOM

BEDROOM 5 (SALES OFFICE)

BATH 5

OPEN TO BELOW

W.I.C.

GAME ROOM

MEDIA ROOM W.I.C.

LOFT

BATH 4

BEDROOM 4 (SALES OFFICE)

BATH 3 BEDROOM 3

OPEN TO BELOW

W.I.C.

SOPHISTOCATED SCHEME Above: Fabrics are hand wrapped and mounted for client approval at presentation stage. Board

composition is determined by scale, texture, color, and pattern.


SIENNA PLANTATION MODEL HOME This

Newmark

model

home

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marketed towards a luxury buyer. Designing custom trim, paint, built-ins, and plan modifications showcases the scope of custom options the builder can sell. Bottom left: A reverse coffer ceiling in the family room makes lighting the standout feature of the home. Middle: An ombre striped paint detail adds a spin on the traditional accent wall. Right: Rectangular flat stock and sconces installed on either side of the fireplace adds simple architecture to the wall.

Photography by Newmark Homes


TEXTURE Installing the fireplace tile in a herringbone pattern adds texture and interest in a monochromatic space.

Photography by Newmark Homes

CUSTOM ISLAND A

double

waterfall

island

serves dual purposes as a prep area and casual dining.


PARADE OF HOMES AUSTIN This Hill Country Artisan Home was designed to be a show stopper Parade home with several custom built-ins. Feasibility of complex detail concepts such as the staggered floating shelves in the study, or the

Conceptural Rendering from Sketchup

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double waterfall islands in the friends kitchen were explored in 3D with the client. The home was a success,

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Conceptural Rendering from Sketchup

SHOW STOPPER STUDY The tray ceiling in the study is finished with a

bone wood floor and painted beams that are mimicked

back wall. The flat stock on the back wall supports

ting shelves that wrap around onto the side wall. The

s anchored by base cabinets below topped with 4�

lid surface slab. Photography by Hill Country Artisan Homes


STYLING


SOUTH AUSTIN APARTMENT Bold colors, textures, and finishes come together to create this eclectic south Austin apartment. Working with a limited budget and existing furnishings,

the

space

is

really

personalized by the styling details. A gallery wall is the focus of the living room, grounded by a bright rug and textural accents.


STYLED SHELVES This bookshelf feels well balanced with layering, multiple heights, and streamlined colors.

MIXED MATERIALS Using

unexpected

items

on

the shelves makes the vignette dynamic, and it offers easy access to the client’s favorite things.


FREELANCE PROJECTS


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JULY 27, 2019

To Those With Taste is an arts and culture newsletter offering reviews and recommendations for what to read, watch and listen to. The design inspiration for To Those With Taste is modern and refined, with a playful touch of whimsicality. The bold colors and quirky display font are accessible and friendly, without coming off as pretentious.

WHAT TO WATCH This week, if you need a movie, go see The Farewell in select theatres. Lulu Wang’s directorial debut, The Farewell starring Awkwafina, is a sublime piece of filmmaking. The film is inspired by the director’s own experience of when her family chose to adhere to cultural norms and keep her grandmother’s cancer diagnosis from the woman with the disease. It's a perfect example of how specific storytelling can lead to the most universal experience. Wang never underestimates that her audience will understand her Chinese and Asian-American cultures and the film thrives because of it. If you need to take some time to reconnect to what it means to be human, definitely see this film that beautifully articulates different perspectives on family and mortality.

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The overall vibe of the brand facilitates a place where the community can come together, discuss, and cultivate their own perspective on taste.

Instead of watching The Great Hack on Netflix, perhaps watch Carole Cadwalladr’s TED talk or listen to her speak with Kara Swisher on this episode of Recode Decode. While The Great Hack examines the genuinely frightening Cambridge Analytica scandal, it falls into the trap of many documentaries where the desire to shock and horrify leads to sensational journalism and claims that are not fully investigated. Who needs more anxiety in their lives, right? If you are interested in this issue, I would suggest the above as alternatives, which are articulate, thoughtfully crafted and eye opening without making you feel like you need to immediately build an underground bunker.

LOOKING AHEAD If you want to stay ahead of the curve, Four Weddings and a Funeral premieres on Hulu this Wednesday, July 31. To be more accurate, the first four episodes of Mindy Kaling’s 10-episode version will be available starting this Wednesday. The following episodes will be released weekly after that. I am excited and curious to see how Queen Mindy has reinterpreted one of her favorite films.


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WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS These pieces were produced using watercolor. Painting portraits allows for an exploration of composition, brush control, and complex coloration.

The challenge with creating portraits comes when deciding on which elements to emphasize or exclude. However, there is no greater joy than capturing each person or pet’s personality in these “slice of life” moments.


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