Melanie Millner

Hometown: Schenectady, New York

I knew I wanted to be a designer when… I was in high school.

If I wasn't a designer, I’d be… I can't imagine being anything else!

Random thing I’m good at… Deer hunting

Favorite meal to cook (or enjoy!)… Grilled salmon, quinoa, and steamed veggies

One thing I always buy even if I already own a dozen… Flowers, tulips are my favorite!

Favorite restaurant... Restaurant Eugene on Peachtree.

One thing every home needs… love!

You couldn't pay me to... do interior painting.

My perfect day… any summer day in Northeast Harbor, Maine with my kids.

Guilty of spending too much money on… groceries from Whole Foods.

Favorite quote… "Peace, it does not mean to be in a please where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

If I could travel anywhere, it would be… Maine, Paris, and Italy

My biggest pet peeve is… lack of motivation.

Best motherly advice… Nothing worthwhile comes easy.

My latest addiction is... a daily latte from Enrico, the Italian barista at Star Provisions.

Melanie's kids, Wyatt, Megan, and Wesley and sweet dog, Coco.

Melanie's kids, Wyatt, Megan, and Wesley and sweet dog, Coco.