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Holden Design Group

Holden Design Group

E. Adams St.
O'Fallon, IL 62269


Service area: 200 miles


Sustainable design consultation and specifications.

Offering interior and exterior design and consultation services with a focus on sustainable living, Holden Design Group was established in 2008 and is based in the St. Louis Metro area.

Melanie has a fresh and forthcoming approach to her projects. She works with her clients to help define and express their own styles, providing hands-on services from design conception to the finishing touches.

Holden Design Group’s philosophy is simple:
- Assemble remarkable, one-of-a-kind spaces in conjunction with the client.

- Implement existing and repurposed elements, in addition to local and sustainable resources whenever and wherever possible.

- Seek out earth-friendly offerings that create comfort, beauty, and style for every budget.

- Take the time to cut through the greenwash. Resist the urge to jump on the green bandwagon with the belief that something is good for the earth just because it is packaged a certain way or advertised as “green.”

Professionally designing for 13 years, Melanie has been awarded projects in St. Louis and across the country, including the cities of Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. Her varied projects include new and old homes, historic lofts, various commercial and office spaces, and senior living communities.

With strong dedication to sustainable design, she continually researches and evaluates materials and sources, offering clients an array of products and services that are truly responsible. HDG seeks out opportunities to reuse and repurpose your existing treasures. Integrating existing heirlooms with new pieces that will be cherished as future heirlooms is a brilliant way to be sustainable!

Melanie earned LEED Accreditation (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in 2008 – a significant contribution to her well-rounded understanding of what it means to be truly sustainable. Her commitment to environmental design and historic preservation go hand in hand, and she is a marvel at seamlessly integrating the old with the new. Melanie is also a blog contributor for, where many of her musings spotlight sustainable products for the home.