Melissa White provided excellent, full-service support as we renovated a newly purchased home. From drawing up concepts to choosing colours and fabrics,
Melissa had the perfect balance between advising and coming up with fresh ideas and listening to my family's style and preferences. Melissa flexes between details of colours and styles for specific spaces, to more structural architectural advice. Her taste is impeccable, and we especially loved the creativity around lighting.
Melissa also worked well around my busy travelling schedule, ensuring that we made decisions in time to be able to move in on schedule. Melissa's collaboration with our builder, as well as her management of other vendors, also made the whole renovation process quite smooth.
Melissa White has a very rare trait: she really listens. She takes in everything you require and want (and think you want), and then calmly, quietly and stylishly magics it into your perfect kitchen.
Asking practical, intelligent questions that get to the very root of your requirements, she figures out how your family works – and, crucially, how the space needs to work to suit the people that use it.
The result: an efficient, beautiful and thoroughly personal space. I still marvel at it every day.
Melissa White was highly recommended to me by Hatta Byng (House & Gardens Magazine). I was looking for an architect to help me with designs and planning for my new art gallery in the Notting Hill area. Designing spaces that are specifically well suited to the display of art is second nature for Melissa White. She has a deep understanding of a client’s priorities and she worked with the utmost sensitivity and intelligence with all the concerned parties from Kensington & Chelsea planning, neighbours, the builder and myself.
I always felt connected to the process I had to go through to visualise my gallery, I trust Melissa’s judgment and good taste completely and felt supported by her at all times. I could not be happier with the end result of my beautiful fine art gallery and now a photography gallery and would definitely use Melissa White Architects for future projects.
Melissa has a remarkable skill that enables her to elicit the key elements of her client’s lifestyle and translate them in to new and inspirational designs.
She is particularly good at designing clever storage solutions to deal with clutter corners.