Melissa Bristow

Melissa Bristow has been creating and designing homes since 2015. Raised in the sunshine state of Florida, Melissa has been lucky enough to live on both coasts of Florida. She incorporates her love of the sea and coastal lifestyle in her designs. Her organic, fresh style welcomes a light aesthetic feel into her clients’ homes.


Melissa’s industry resources and relationships allow her to create thoughtfully designed spaces with every day functionality. Her vision is to create a timeless, chic, tailored look to coincide with her clients lifestyle and needs. While considering her client’s budget, Melissa designs beautiful retreats ranging from large scale remodels to simple quick makeovers.


After building her dream home, the custom home builder recruited Melissa to join his team as their designer. This allowed her to establish a foundation of building and design principles which she carries into her creative work today. Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida and then received a Master’s Degree from University of South Florida. At Melissa Bristow Interior Design, she has put her educational and design experiences into a very much loved passion and career.

I was humbled to have worked with Melissa Bristow Interior Design. Melissa turned our diamond-in-the-rough into a polished gem. From the start, we were both on the same page with the shared goal of creating something timeless and beautiful. Her modern coastal vision came to life as the project evolved. My husband and I are extremely happy with the end result. We absolutely love our home!

Kelly & Tom H.

I recently moved into a new house and wanted to completely start from scratch with décor. I hired Melissa because she did such an amazing job with my parent’s house. Melissa transformed my house in a way that makes me never want to leave. She did such an amazing job and was so easy to work with. She responds quickly to texts and emails and will respect whatever type of budget you are working with. I am so happy with the results and I get compliments all the time. I would recommend Melissa to anyone looking for decorating assistance.

Dana G.

I am extremely pleased with the interior design done by Melissa. She is easy to work with and can adapt her services to many different design styles. Her communication, collaboration, and design expertise made the entire process run smoothly. We will continue to utilize her for any future interior design projects.

Tracey C.

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Melissa on a massive renovation of our golf course home. She helped us transform an outdated space to our sophisticated dream home. She was extremely professional and guided our vision through selecting cabinetry, countertops, tile, flooring, plumbing, lighting, etc. She also efficiently managed the timeline and communicated with the tradesmen for a smooth process with high standards. We are more than pleased with our finished home thanks to Melissa.

Jack B.

We have nothing but high praise for Melissa. From the start of our design project, she developed a clear understanding of our needs, style, expectations, and timeline. Her design was exquisite with warmth and richness in each piece. I love how she layered the family room with color, pattern and texture. Melissa made our project unique and gorgeous.

Nancy B.