Our close-knit team of talented, creative and passionate San Francisco and Los Angeles interior designers works together to provide you with outstanding client service and an unmatched experience from start to finish. By combining each of our fortes in the industry, we make one powerhouse team dedicated to delivering customized and personal designs.


Melanie Coddington, Founding Principal

A California native with an eye for color and texture, Founding Principal Melanie Coddington brings an elegant yet approachable sensibility to each residence she designs. At her namesake interior design firm, Melanie and her team oversee projects that span the California coast and beyond, including historic Victorian residences in San Francisco, family-friendly homes in Los Angeles, and vacation getaways in Nantucket. The designer is known for crafting fresh, polished interiors that as artful as they are functional. “I’m always inspired by Coco Chanel’s quote ‘It’s not the houses I love, it’s the life I live in them,’” Melanie says. “Whether it’s a more formal residence or one for a family whose children—or dogs—run the home, my goal is to design sophisticated spaces my clients can fully embrace.”

After considering the home’s architecture, Melanie begins by selecting a fabric as a point of inspiration, allowing its color and texture to direct the look and feel of the room’s furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories. Tranquil color palettes, striking silhouettes, and playful patterns serve as continuous themes throughout Coddington Design’s bespoke spaces. Layering contemporary, vintage, and custom furnishings, Melanie and her team create livable environments imbued with personality and a touch of whimsy.

In 2010, Melanie was named one of the country’s top 20 interior designers to watch by House Beautiful. In addition to House Beautiful, Coddington Design has been featured in HGTV, Luxe Interiors + Design, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, and Traditional Home, and has participated in both the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse.


Taylor Tanimoto, Senior Designer

Taylor is our resident kitchen and bath expert. In addition to designing gorgeous homes for her Los Angeles clients, she assists our Bay Area clients with interior architecture and detailing. Taylor will usually liaise directly with your architect to ensure a smooth construction process.