Inside The Design Atelier

We are so thrilled to be featured on this morning's episode of Million Dollar Decorating! Tune in to hear some of Melanie's favorite moments in her experience as a designer and what makes The Design Atelier so special! 

To listen to this and other wonderful podcasts by Million Dollar Decorating, click here!

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Good News: We're Hiring!

We are looking for a young professional for a full-time entry level position that is self-motivated, energetic, and willing to take on a vast array of responsibilities as needed for design projects. This job will require 40-50 hours/week. Previous industry experience is desired an/or internship with a qualified design firm.

Junior Designer

Required Skills:

  • Graduate of a FIDER/CIDA accredited school
  • AutoCAD
  • Sketch Up
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Space Planning
  • Project Documentation/Note Taking
  • Fabric Selection
  • Furniture Selection
  • Appliance Specification
  • Plumbing Specification
  • Lighting Specification
  • Good Communication Skills (with Clients, Reps, Industry Partners, etc.)
  • Previous Industry Experience

About Us:

The Design Atelier is a full service interior design firm specializing in high-end residential interiors.  Our approach to design is weighted heavily on building relationships with our clients and exceeding expectations from start to finish.  We value the architectural elements of a room, keeping the purity of form and function at the forefront of design.  

Melanie Millner, Our Founder and Principal Designer:

With her creative and sophisticated approach to design, Melanie's loyal client base continues to tap into her vision for beautifully executed spaces that live as well as they feel. Her projects have been featured in Interior Design Magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle magazine, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications "Home Planning Ideas", "Window and Wall Ideas", "Kids Rooms" and The Atlanta Business Chronicle. She has been a designer for the Atlanta Symphony's Decorator Showhouse in 1999, 2000, 2005 & 2012, the Alliance Children's Theatre Guild Christmas Showhouse in 2003, the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Showhouse in 2014 and the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Home for the Holidays Showhouse in 2015.  She has received numerous ASID Design Excellence awards from and is a Registered Interior Designer in the state of Georgia.

Please send all inquiries, resumes and portfolios to Tyler Harrison at

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles // February 2017

Some exciting news coming to you from The Design Atelier!

This month we had the honor of being featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. We could not be happier with the beautiful portrayal of one of our favorite projects, the South Carolina Hunting Lodge. Reflecting on the project Melanie agrees with architect Keith Summerour's comment, “There’s lots of detail here, but it’s masked behind rich material." Melanie adds, “When you walk in, it feels so rich and thoughtful.” Thirty-two of our best photos were published, so we encourage you on this Groundhog's Day to sit back, relax, and get to scrolling! 

Here's to six more weeks of winter!

-TDA Team

Lewis & Wood

Today we had a wonderful visit with Amanda from Jerry Pair and Stephen Lewis from Lewis & Wood.  We are inspired by their new fabrics and wallcoverings!

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