You’re a prominent, busy professional or retiree who wants your home to not only look beautiful, but also function beautifully. You need a designer who respects the value of your time; someone who will efficiently guide you through the home improvements that will maximize your investment in—and enjoyment of—your home. I’m that designer.
I’m Michelle Nettles and I’ve been designing for over 20 years.
I’m different than any other designer I know, in my background, my creative process, and the way I do business. I entered college as a major in biology, but ultimately spent 16 years teaching high school physics and biology and got my M.Ed. before getting a bachelor’s of fine art degree in interior design. Where most designers are right brain heavy, I like to say my brain is firing on all cylinders! Great design requires a balance of analytical skills, precise math, and great communications with you, and all the people on your project, to get your project finished on budget and on time.
With a solid foundation in all things design, expect meticulous attention to detail, exceptional customer service, and a fun, positive design process. I know you’ll find me to be creative, detail oriented, and able to explain exactly why I make the design decisions I make. If I could sum up the essence of all comments from my clients, it would be that I listen and consider all the important things, promptly present a plan that meets client needs with grace and professionalism. But, don’t take my word for it! Head over to my testimonials to get a more in-depth sense of my process and personality.
When not in my studio or on site for design projects, you’re likely to find me in my yard tending to my hydrangeas and daylilies, cheering on my beloved Hokies, or serving in local community organizations like the Rotary Club of Norfolk and the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach.
Whether you’d like to update your primary home or create a secondary residence that reflects your style, I look forward to being a trusted guide on your design journey. Tell me about your project by visiting my contact page and let’s explore ideas for your project.