Melissa Lee started the design firm New South Home in 2011 after spending 10 years in the fashion retail buying industry. After completing her interior design certification from the New York Institute of Art and Design, her first design project consisted of sewing pillows at her dining room table. She quickly moved from making her client’s window treatments and pillows to furnishing whole homes and renovations in Charlotte and the Southeastern United States. Her design work has been featured in multiple publications and her team has won Best of Houzz for client satisfaction 6 years running. New South Home’s team prides themselves on creating comfortably sophisticated spaces that focus on the real lives of their clients.