A Collaborative Team
Megan Wunderlich, ASID
Founder and CEO
Megan Wunderlich is the founder and principal designer of DesignDot. Her business evolved from her belief that great design should be attainable at every budget. The foundation of Megan’s design philosophy is that of collaboration. Her creative and insightful approach is best implemented when inspired by the clients’ own design aesthetic.
Several years into a corporate career, Megan switched gears to follow her passion. She began her studies at the New York School of Interior Design, which led to eight years of industry experience working as an on-site photo stylist at residential and commercial locations throughout Fairfield County. Megan also honed her skills by working as a residential design assistant for established top designers. Overseeing design for a local house tour and spending several years at a high-end home furnishing boutique set Megan on the path to develop DesignDot.
Megan seeks to provide the highest quality design through an accessible and efficient customer-oriented sensibility. Megan’s mindful approach to fully understanding the client’s unique design perspective, direction and scope of the project is the foundation for her success as a designer.
Jolley Frank, Allied ASID
Jolley Frank Interiors
Jolley has a great appreciation for quality, detailed and comfortable living spaces. Originating from the Midwest, Jolley has lived on both the West and East coasts and has traveled extensively. This, pared with her training and experience in interior, fashion and landscape design, has developed in to an extensive, eclectic library of ideas. Listening to and interacting with her clients to determine their needs, desires and budget are her highest priorities. Jolley strives to identify a personal and individualized aesthetic for each project. This client-driven approach ensures that the enjoyment, pride and ownership of the project continue long after its completion.
Debbie Jackson | Debbie Jackson Interiors
Debbie’s passion for design led her to a BA in Fashion Merchandising from Radford University. She went on to study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. A career designing clothing for the Gap Inc. and other large retailers followed. While building a “dream house” for her family, Debbie fell in love with designing interiors. Utilizing her vast experience as a fashion designer in her work as an interior designer has led to a unique perspective. Her strength is an innate appreciation for the aesthetics of the architecture she is working with. Debbie strives to elicit a thorough understanding of each client’s design sense and incorporates it in to each choice, in every step of the project.
Suzette Lerner-Schepps | Style by Suzette
After a long career in high profile fashion houses such as Nine West Group and Liz Claiborne, Suzette followed her creative intuition and decided to build her own interior design business. Suzette explored her appreciation for interior design and visual decoration while working at The Antique and Artisan Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Suzette’s approach to design stems from her background in fashion; she boasts a specific knowledge and flair for styling. Her combination of experience in both fashion and interior decorating allow for a distinctive look, specializing in staging and accessorizing to achieve a high-end, personalized feel. Suzette prides herself on wowing clients through uniquely created executions.
Lisa Stretton, Allied ASID, Green AP
Lisa Michelle Interiors
One of the most important aspects of design is proper space planning. As a mother of three sons, Lisa is fully aware how spaces need to be functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. She has a simple yet creative approach to design. Lisa feels it is important to have the right combination of timeless neutral pieces along with splashes of color to make updating a room easy as styles change. Lisa has a Professional Certification in Interior Design from Fairfield University and is an Allied Member of ASID. Prior to her career in design, Lisa spent 15 years as a high school teacher. Those years taught her how to have patience and how to clearly present her ideas. She listen to client's needs and incorporates their preferences into a design that works for them. In addition to her design training, she is an artist and owner of Lisa Stretton Art Design.
Alexis Presley, Allied ASID
Alexis Blake Interiors
While attending the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), I apprenticed under the award winning designer Lynn K. Jacobson. She taught me the ins-and-outs of the business, and that designers need to live and breathe that same creativity in their own day-to-day lives to be successful. Her timeless elegance has stayed with me and has had a profound influence on my work. For me, the best part of being an interior designer is working with clients to find their own creative voice and to help translate that into their home. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to create spaces that give them comfort and inspiration. I make it a priority to know my clients and to clarify their needs to create a lifestyle that is balanced, functional and beautiful. I strive to create a uniquely tailored space for each client that feels like home.
Samantha's love for staging and styling came out of her years at Sotheby’s, her unique eye and her addiction to décor. With a background in real estate, Samantha parlayed her experience in to a business and began helping clients prep, de-clutter and restyle their homes before listing them for sale. Samantha's styling integrates years of traveling in Portugal and Morocco, living in Colorado and returning to Connecticut. She blends a chic and eclectic twist to traditional, rustic and contemporary design. Samantha utilizes personal pieces of the homeowner and helps showcase overlooked treasures. She also stages empty properties to allow prospective buyers a better opportunity to relate to the space. Samantha understands the importance of maintaining the comfort of the owners while still staging the home in a manner best designed to enhance the experience for potential buyers.
Kelsey Montelli – Junior Designer
Kelsey, after earning a degree from Villanova University, began her design career working for the renowned firm Marc-Michaels Interior Design in Winter Park, Florida. Kelsey began her graduate studies at the New England School of Art & Design in downtown Boston. During her years in Boston, Kelsey also worked as a Junior Designer for award-winning designer Jeanne Finnerty. Since relocating to Connecticut, Kelsey is continuing her design education at Fairfield University. With a true love for people and places, Kelsey enjoys working closely with her clients to design perfect spaces unique to each of them. She takes a minimalist approach to her design, relying upon clean and crisp neutral palettes to brighten up any space.