Michelle Santhanam

Refresh Home Design

IDI Certifiied


Portfolio:


For Homeowners:


-Services

  • Apartment living
  • New Construction
  • Redesign
  • Full remodel
  • Rental properties (vacation homes)
  • Room refresh
  • Small scale projects

-Design Styles

  • Art Deco
  • Bohemian
  • Coastal
  • Contemporary
  • Eclectic
  • Glam
  • Global
  • Hollywood Regency
  • Hugge
  • Industrial
  • Mid Century Modern
  • Modern
  • Preppy
  • Rustic
  • Scandinavian
  • Transitional
  • Urban Modern

-Rooms

  • Apartments
  • Dining Room
  • Flex Space
  • Guest rooms
  • Home office
  • Kids rooms
  • Living Rooms
  • Master Bedroom
  • Nursery
  • Open concepts
  • Outdoor
  • Play rooms
  • Small spaces
  • Teen rooms

Continued Education Seminars:


  • 3D Modeling Seminar
  • Accounting 101
  • Advanced Fabric Info
  • Cabinetry Construction
  • Clickup
  • Edesign Elevated 101
  • Grass roots PR
  • Intro to Canva
  • Intro to DVA
  • Intro to Upholstery
  • Intro to Sales for Interior Designers
  • Legal Business Start Up Guides
  • Reels Bootcamp
  • How to source flooring in 2021
  • Work Smarter Not Harder

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Michelle SanthanamOwner, Principal DesignerHi, I'm Michelle, owner of Refresh Home Design. I began my creative journey at a young age, studying Visual Art and Music at a Performing Arts school where I grew up. Although I didn't know it then, studying the principles of Art...line, composition, color, balance...would later give me an intuitive sense of how to design beautiful interiors. I continued my love of the Arts in college by completing a major in Literature and dabbling in Visual Art, but the practical side of me turned to Biology as well. After college I started designing interiors for myself and friends, but went on to get my graduate degree as a Physician Assistant. However, after the birth of my daughter I drifted back to Design because it is my true passion and my artform. I started Refresh Home Design because I became frustrated by all the one-size-fits-all interiors I was seeing out there. I have always believed that our homes should be highly personal and unique to us. You are not your neighbor/best friend/sister-in-law, so why should your home look like theirs? Your home should unapologetically tell the story of who you were, who you are and who you want to be. Your home should also include things you cherish, collect or that hold meaning for you, so a home design shouldn't always start from scratch. It should help you "refresh" your environment and your life and pull you into the future while respecting your past. I love working with clients that want to push past the current trends to create something original, unexpected and intensely personal.


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My Specialties


Rooms

Apartments

Dining Room

Flex Space

Guest rooms

Home office

Kids rooms

Living Rooms

Master Bedroom

Nursery

Open concepts

Outdoor

Play rooms

Small spaces

Teen rooms

Styles

Art Deco

Bohemian

Coastal

Contemporary

Eclectic

Glam

Global

Hollywood Regency

Hugge

Industrial

Mid Century Modern

Modern

Preppy

Rustic

Scandinavian

Transitional

Urban Modern

Testimonials


"Michelle was amazing to work with. My master bedroom was overdue for a refresh and she helped make my vision a reality. I loved how she took the time to get a sense of the style I wanted, and then presented me with so many options to choose from at a variety of price points. I find this kind of work around my home stressful, and with her help, she took the stress away, made the whole process simple and fun! My bedroom is now beautiful, modern and relaxing. Thank you so much Michelle! Can't wait to work with you again soon!"

~ Lindsay S.

"Michelle has been fantastic to work with on both a personal and professional level. As a Realtor I always offer my clients a Color Consult as part of their listing or purchasing package. Once I started using Refresh Home Design my clients have been delighted with the results from Michelle's consults, so much so that they contract her for more design services after the initial consult. I have also trusted Refresh Home Design and Michelle to design rooms in my own home. As her client, I am very happy with the results. Michelle really listens to the wants and the needs of the client. She can make a room beautiful on ANY budget. She helps you make your home gorgeous, especially when you don't have the time or the patience to do it all yourself. 10/10 would work with her again. 10/10 would recommend her to others."

~ S. Bennett-Lerner

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