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Big firm talent.
Small firm feel.

serving the California coast & nationwide

About Us

Founded in 2005, Coddington Design is a full-service interior design firm with headquarters in the Bay Area and clients nationwide. With a passion for individuality, our designers always prioritize your vision over ours. No egos here!

We’re just as at-home delivering $10M+ turnkey properties as we are partnering with industrious homeowners who want hourly support. This is luxury interior design, your way.

About You

Our clients come from diverse walks of life, including Hollywood producers championing equity, founders building empires, parents raising real good humans, philanthropists effecting change, and more.

What do our clients have in common? They’re self-made, down-to-earth, and inspire others through leadership. So are we. If you’re building a legacy or enjoying your hard-won success, you’re our people.

“Coddington Design helped us make changes that had a major impact on not only the design, but the way our house looks and feels. It feels like us now, our home.”
Gillian H., Los Angeles

Meet Your Design Team

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Founder & CEO

Melanie Coddington

I’m Melanie and, like you, I’m a self-made leader determined to create my own path. After years at a traditional design firm, I founded Coddington Design in 2005 with a vision for something different: ego-free designers, clients as partners in co-creation, and homes that were equal parts luxurious and life-proof.

Since then, I have built a multi-million dollar design firm, assembled a world-class team, received national recognition, and created magazine-worthy homes that reflect our clients’ personalities, style, and lifestyles. I’m proudest of that last one.

When I’m not leading the kickass Coddington team, you can find me spending time with my wife and son, renovating our mid-century modern home, and being a fierce ally to trans, queer, and BIPOC communities.

design assistant

Junior Designer

Lisa Alexander

I’m Lisa, Associate Designer, Bay Area local, and music enthusiast. Like Lexy, you’ll find me diving into the details that bring your creative vision, passions, and interests to life in your home. My particular zone of genius lies in creating floor plans, renderings (that help you visualize the design), and other key technical documents.

When I’m not working, you can find me immersed in live music of all kinds – the San Francisco Symphony, a concert at Shoreline Amphitheater, or a cover band at my favorite local cafes.

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Junior Designer

Missa Agnew

Junior Designer and California native, Melissa, blends her traveled & sensible approach to all aspects of the design process to help bring your creative visions to life. Collaboration being a key stone to her success, she enjoys working hard with the team to turn each of your houses into homes. Melissa draws most of her design (and personal) inspiration from nature, architecture, people, and the connection between the three.

In her free time she continues to travel as often as possible – staying immersed in design & dedicated to curating and supporting local and global artists, creators, and innovators. When not working or traveling, you can find her somewhere outdoors, exploring.

Guiding Values


Hold the dictatorship! We believe in partnerships and invite you to collaborate with us as much (or as little) as you would like.

High Standards

Luxury isn’t a price tag. It’s found in quality that lasts, customization that’s personal, and services that meet you where you are.

Function & Beauty

You’re a real person with a real life. We prioritize beauty and function so that kids and pets can coexist with your peace of mind.


If we can’t find it, we look in new places. If it doesn’t exist, we create it. We love resourcefulness, innovation, and throwing the box away.


Strong relationships inspire personalized design choices, an incredible team, and spaces that bring you and your special people closer.


We embrace diversity of race, origin, orientation, and thought. We’re a female-led, lesbian-owned business of fierce allies.

Let’s create a home you’re proud of.


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