We began our journey in 2008 when Michelle was our sole designer. Now, we’ve expanded to two full-time designers and a host of powerful relationships to the trade. There’s a special chemistry when we get together. You’ll feel the playful, creative energy and laser-sharp attention to detail we bring to the table. Focused and unfussy, we love to say we take our projects seriously, but never ourselves.
Michelle started her interior design firm after a significant career in Corporate America where she managed several multi-million dollar businesses – designing systems, training leaders, and building teams. This real-world business experience has been foundational to her success in the world of interior design. Clients respect and appreciate her unrivaled business acumen, which translates into well-managed expectations, projects, and budgets.
Michelle created The MLIG Experience, her meticulous 16-step interior design process, to bring structure, ease, and accountability to each client experience. She knows how important it is to make sure projects are completed on time and on budget.
In addition to reinventing her career, Michelle also restructured her family life. A self-professed “late bloomer,” she got married at 37 and adopted a baby at 47. When she’s not busy running MLIG or training interior designers on how to be better business owners, she appreciates rare quiet time with family. She values relationships, family, and deep authenticity in her life.
“A HOME SHOULD TELL A LOVE STORY ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE.”
Let’s whip up 5 and 6-figure leaps in your business in the Interior Design Business Bakery where Michelle supports smart, stylish interior designers to grow.
“EACH OF YOU SHOULD USE WHATEVER GIFT YOU HAVE RECEIVED TO SERVE OTHERS, AS FAITHFUL STEWARDS OF GOD’S GRACE IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS.”
1 PETER 4:10
Debbie was a stay-at-home mom when she discovered her innate talent for interior design after completing her own major kitchen renovation. The final design was chosen to be showcased on a local home tour, and the recognition spurred her to pursue her newfound passion. She was inspired to take interior design courses and complete several certifications.
Debbie joined ML Interiors Group in January 2014 while she was still in school and has since brought her unique talents for big-picture space planning to the firm. She loves figuring out how to make a specific space work based on your lifestyle, needs, and preferences.
Debbie also has an acute understanding of the nuances of kid-friendly design after successfully raising 2 young adults at home, so she often brings in the use of performance fabrics and other elements that make the beauty of her designs last. With parents in the Army, Debbie moved many times, exposing her to a vast array of architectural styles and design inspiration. She values peace of mind, wide open spaces, and well-designed closets – the ultimate luxury in life.
Megan fell in love with interior design from a young age and pursued it as a career with her parents’ encouragement. After earning her design degree from Texas State University, her first stint in commercial design felt a little too impersonal, so she decided to pursue residential design instead. Her ambitious dedication impressed Michelle so much that Megan earned a coveted spot at ML Interiors Group and was officially brought into the fold in June 2015.
As she gets to know her clients, Megan has a knack for translating their self-expression into exquisite designs. She’s known to gently nudge her clients to explore beyond their comfort zones and make their spaces more fully representative of their character. Adding stylish details and accessories is one of her favorite parts of design.
Megan loves the heartwarming feeling she gets when she finishes a space, and it’s exactly what her client wants. Helping others is second nature to her. Megan lives a big city lifestyle with a small town heart.
Nicole Ogden is both the company’s head of operations for ML Interiors Group and the main point of contact for the 100+ interior designers in the Interior Design Business Bakery, Michelle Lynne’s mentorship program for emerging designers.
Nicole brings her multidimensional background as a professional organizer, marketing strategist, and real estate expert to the company’s small but mighty team of four.
When she’s not pouring rocket fuel on the company’s growth engine, you can find her either traveling around the world or cuddling with her chihuahua Harley.