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.

Angie Rasmussen

Design Manager

Angie Rasmussen

Design Manager and California transplant, Angie, extends a myriad of expertise in residential design and construction amidst her 16 years in the industry. Having built and operated her own wildly successful design/build firm over 10 years, she brings a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to the Coddington Design team. As life often does, it took a sharp turn, allowing Angie to once again reinvent her career path. Angie’s favorite quote is one of her own, and one that she took to heart during this time of turbulence. “Life as you know it is merely a manifestation of your conditioned perception. Bend it to your will.” Angie has earned 35 local and national awards for her design work throughout the years and places a lot of emphasis on continued excellence. When she’s not working Angie can be found (or not 😉) traveling and thoroughly enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer, from camping to 4 wheeling and she even has a love for dirt biking.

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Lead Designer

Lexy Jorgensen

I’m Lexy, Lead Designer, Las Vegas native, and lover of design and architecture. You’ll find me working alongside Dana and Lisa to define the details of your creative vision with design concepts, product sourcing, custom furniture design, project management, and more.

In my free time, you’ll find me chasing stunning architecture across the globe (Florence is a favorite!), exploring my new hometown (San Diego) with my husband, or lacing up my shoes for a run in the sun.

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Associate 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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Lead Designer

Courtney Fohrman

Lead Designer and a Chicago native, Courtney offers a unique and multifaceted approach to interior design, influenced by her early beginnings in the fashion industry combined with her 17 years as both an entrepreneur and owner of her own interior design practice. She moved across the country in late 2021 to fulfill a lifelong dream and visceral calling to the natural beauty found in the Pacific northwest. Courtney views mother nature as the best designer and interiors that play upon the raw, natural beauty of an environment as the most beautiful. Her devotion to yoga and the mindfulness and focus it brings to her life and work, cultivates a sense of balance and further enriches her creative process and approach. In addition, Courtney’s great appreciation for fashion refines her understanding of textiles, textures, and color.

When not collaborating with the team at Coddington, you can find her along the trails in Pacifica with her dog, Rumi, scouring flea markets for hidden treasures or on her yoga mat getting centered.

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Marketing and Design Assistant

Conrado Villicaña

Marketing and Design Assistant originally from Southern California, Conrado transitioned from a graphic design background to learn the ropes of Interior Design. Conrado identifies as a multidisciplinary artist, seeking inspiration from his Chicano/Filipino heritage and bringing forth a fresh perspective to the table. When not in office, he enjoys feeding his eclectic taste by sourcing one of a kind pieces at estate sales and antique stores nestled throughout the city.. In his free time, he is always up for a road trip down the coast with his partner.

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.