Melissa Broffman, owner and principal of Melissa Broffman Interior Design, creates interiors with character, comfort and timeless appeal. She equally embraces traditional, eclectic, transitional and modern designs in projects ranging from decorating to renovations and new-house construction.

“I believe it’s all about making a house a home,” she says. “I strive to capture a one-of-a-kind look by incorporating personal treasures and family heirlooms that go beyond the retail sameness of today’s home-furnishings market. My designs express each client’s unique personality.”

Prior to becoming a designer, Broffman—a self-described “people person”—worked at CNN, where she dealt with all kinds of subjects, celebrities and newsmakers. “The experience taught me to express myself and see the big picture by observing, listening and telling a story,” she comments. “In many ways, that’s what I do as a designer—I help create a narrative for my clients’ homes that they can live with, embellish and enjoy every day.”

Broffman was listed among the architects and interior designers on Virginia Living’s statewide Top of the Trades for 2023. Her work has appeared in Elle Décor, Home & Design, The Washington Post and Arlington Magazine.