Jill Jones

Melissa Sposato is a Senior Interior Designer with a passion for creating exceptional spaces that blend history, function, and individual style. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from an accredited Interior Design program and NCIDQ certification, Melissa brings extensive expertise to her work.

Having started her professional journey in 2003, Melissa has garnered a wealth of experience in various sectors, including high-end residential architecture, design/build projects, and interiors. Her diverse portfolio also includes projects in K-12 education, higher education, and healthcare, showcasing her versatility and ability to adapt to different design requirements.

Melissa’s exceptional skills extend to her sales prowess, having earned recognition as the top salesperson at Lowes for designing and selling remodeling projects on both regional and national levels. She further honed her sales and design talents at McClurg, where she continued to excel in creating remarkable living spaces for her clients.

Her creativity and innovative designs have earned her well-deserved recognition. Melissa’s kitchen designs have been featured in CNY Home magazine, and showcased on the popular Syracuse TV show, Bridge Street, for her exceptional work in kitchen design. In addition to accolades, she was honored with a design award from 3-Form for a unique design detail that the company bought from her – a testament to her ingenuity and vision.

As an advocate for architectural history and preservation, Melissa has found her passion in remodels and renovations. She embraces the philosophy of “form follows function” in all aspects of her design, ensuring that each space not only looks stunning but also enhances the lives of its occupants. With a personal style that combines vintage eclectic with a deep appreciation for mid-century modern and classic modern pieces, Melissa always strives to incorporate her clients’ unique preferences into the design, while respecting the architectural context of the building and their individual lifestyles.

Beyond her design work, Melissa is an esteemed guest speaker, instructor, and thesis reviewer at prestigious institutions such as Syracuse University, Cazenovia College, and Onondaga Community College. Her expertise also extends to presenting on client relationships and problem-solving for the Upstate/Canada East ASID.

Melissa’s dedication to improving and preserving architectural history, combined with her outstanding design skills and commitment to personalized solutions, sets her apart as a Senior Interior Designer with a genuine passion for creating spaces that enrich the lives of her clients and contribute to the world in a meaningful way.

  • Movie Genre: Comedy & Indies
  • Place: Wherever the laughter is
  • Most Alive: Off the grid
  • Color: Rainbow so I don’t have to pick just one
  • Spirit Animal: Birds
  • Fear: Mice & failure
  • Personal Style: Vintage eclectic/Mid-century modern
  • Inspiration: The environment
  • Guilty Pleasure: Thrifting for mid-century modern treasures
  • Free Time: Traveling, thrifting, reading, and spending time with my pup, Willow
  • NCIDQ Certified with twenty years experience total.
  • Twelve years in high-end residential; and eight years in K-12 education, higher education, healthcare and hospitality design.


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