About Melinda

Who is Melinda Peters Elliott- Owner?

I’m a people person! I'm a Wife and a Mom of 3 Boys with two dogs and a cat

I guess you could say that I love everything that goes into making a house a home, including the family and pets!

Creating creative, healthy, one-of-a-kind, unique, affordable interior designs and custom window treatments for over 29 years. I love it! Most of my clients are in the Columbus, Ohio area and the suburbs of Central Ohio; however, I work with people from all over the midwest.

My design philosophy

I want my clients to not only love what their home feels like when I am finished but also to enjoy the process. My goal is for them to feel that all the money and effort that went into the “look” of their home goes deeper than just what it looks like. I want them to feel the confidence, pride, and satisfaction it gives them every time they enter the room, and to feel uplifted at home so they can deal with the day to day stresses. Finally, I want my clients’ homes to be healthy to live in!

A few key accomplishments

I’ve had many accomplishments over the years and my proudest moments are when clients get so excited about their homes and tell me how much they love it!

 Kirsch Designer of the Year Competition with my “Teacup” design in 2004. This design has since been created into hardware that is was sold in the Kirsch Drapery Hardware Catalog in the Buckingham Collection.

Window Fashion- Vision Magazines’ Design Competition 8 times and among only a few in the world to have achieved this many accolades from the magazine.

Associate ASID Member (American Society of Interior Designers)

Window Fashions Certified Professional-Expert (WFCP-Expert), and a member of the WFCP-Advisory Board for Vision Magazine

Member of NARI- Central Ohio / Remodeling Industry Association

Member of KBIS- Central Ohio/ Kitchen and Bath Industry 

Member of WCAA/ window Coverings Association of America


ASID ReGREEN Certification to help my clients’ construct and live in a healthier environment. This encompasses either building a new home or just making changes in their existing homes to make it safer. I can also provide ways to save money and make your home or office function more efficiently.

Guest of 610WTVN on the What Matters Show with Mindy and Mikaela

Houzz Advisory Board

Sherwin Williams Pro Panel.

Fine Designs & Interiors has won a “Best of Houzz-Customer Service” Award for 4 years in a row. Only 3% of Professionals on Houzz received this prestigious designation.

Chosen as one of the 19 Best Interior Designers in Columbus by Freshome in 2016. 

Recently Chosen by The Lux Pad Blog as one of the 11 Best Interior Designers in Ohio 2018  Check it out here: https://us.amara.com/luxpad/11-best-interior-designers-in-ohio/

Melinda attended Otterbein College for 2 years and graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer and Family Sciences with a concentration in Interior Design where she achieved the highest level in the industry for my designs.

What these accomplishments mean to you

You can count on me to help you identify your style and listen to your wants and needs to achieve the final results you want in your home. With my 26 years of experience, my natural born “eye for design,” my past education, I keep up with the trends, and my expertise in color, you don’t have to know exactly what you want, I will find the perfect thing for you!

Where to find me

 Historic Downtown London is Home and where "home base" is. Melinda also owns Fine Designs Coffee and Gifts which offers a full-service coffee shop, gift items, fudge, custom framing, and more. The extensive Design Showroom with fabrics, tile, custom framing, blinds, and window treatments samples are also readily available to all customers to peruse.

I am always speaking at many organizations and groups all over Central Ohio including church groups, women’s clubs, Rotary, Realtor groups.  One of the most recent speaking engagements has been the guest speaker on the stage at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show and the Best of Fall Home Show. I have also been an interior design guest expert on Channel 10 WBNS TV, Ohio News Network (ONN), Channel 6 WSYX, and Channel 4 WNBC, and 610 WTVN on the What Matters with Mindy and Mikaela.

In Downtown London as an active member of the community as a member of the Downtown London Association, Madison County Chamber of Commerce, London Business Network, Madison County Hospital Keystone Society, and a Business Partner of the Madison Health.