Meet Melanie Iverson, Principal Designer and Owner of Mosaic Interior Design (formerly Mosaic Design + Build). The Hawley, MN native began her design career in 2012 after launching a furniture company with her best friend called Imago Dei Designs. Later in 2017, Melanie co-founded Mosaic Interior Design, an interior design studio that specializes in residential and commercial interior design and project management.
“I’m a hyper-creative person who is obsessed with dreaming up unique spaces that fit my client’s personalities and visions,” said Melanie. Much of what Melanie does as a designer also includes project and budget management. One huge advantage to Melanie is that she also has a General Contracting License and can operate as one on a job site if needed.
From a commercial standpoint, Melanie also has a degree in advertising and public relations. This has exponentially increased her ability to focus on experiential and environmental design that fits hand in hand with her client’s brands.
On a residential project, if you’re preparing to spend $50k+, your decisions are fairly permanent. Designers help you protect that investment. A good designer should take as much of that stress away from you so that you can concentrate on your family and vision while the construction process is executed by a reputable contractor.
Mosaic takes the overall vision of the space and creates the granular plan, ensuring everything you want comes together. Melanie offers 3D walkthroughs of your space, and also manages all the communication with the vendors, the contractors and can even pull the permits needed for the project if needed.
“I want [people] to feel the difference when they enter a room or building I’ve touched”
Inspiration, Colors & Trends
“I’ve loved the bohemian aesthetic my whole life,” said Melanie. “More specifically, I’m into huge custom art and pops of strategic color with black, white and neutral textures.”
Traveling has always inspired Melanie—she has been fortunate enough to travel to over twelve countries, including the Middle East, Thailand, Italy and Spain.
Recently, Melanie launched the Mosaic District in Downtown Fargo, a place that serves female entrepreneurs in the community. “I’m so passionate about creating atmospheres that inspire those I surround myself with to chase their dreams with reckless abandon,” said Melanie.
Ultimately, Melanie wants the rooms and atmospheres she’s created to inspire love, passion and refuge for those who use them. “Those places should be sacred and intentional,” said Melanie. “People may never see my name or I may never get the credit, but I want them to feel the difference when they enter a room or building I’ve touched.”