New Project – Carmel Retreat

We have added a new project to our portfolio. A charming and quiet retreat in Carmel with surprises at every turn.

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New Project – Carmel Beach House

We have added a new project to our portfolio. A fabulous home nestled on Scenic Drive with stunning views of Carmel Beach.

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Michelle Pheasant Design and Carmel Highlands Interior Design Project in the News

In May I was interviewed by KSBW news anchor, Michelle Imperato, for her series on “The Coolest Jobs on the Central Coast”. Highlighting my interior design work and latest project in the Carmel Highlands, it was a fun and exciting experience!

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New project – Carmel Highlands Cliff House

We have added a new project to our portfolio. Noted for his organic and dynamic architecture, Mickey Muennig perched this amazing house on the Pacific Ocean blending it effortlessly into the rocky cliffs. The previous owners had completed the house with details that were at odds with the dynamic of the house interior.

My first task was to eliminate these conflicting elements and bring the house back to its original intent. New paneled doors with bronze hardware, hand forged iron light fixtures, and a complete remodel of the Master Suite and Bath created a more soothing and relaxing interior. A lighter paint scheme to compliment the beautiful river rock fireplace and walls as well as the new doors and wood ceiling details completed the remodel.

Inspired by the natural surroundings, I selected furnishings that are simple and comfortable yet strong in their design to better compliment the interior architecture of the house and the restful color palette reflects the stunning views.

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New Project – Carmel Charming

We have added a new project to our portfolio. A larger Carmel Point estate transformed from a carriage house, this home has retained many of the original features while expanding over the years to become a relaxing and charming retreat. The interiors reflect a blend of colorful rugs and antique furniture mixed with casual and unique furnishings purchased from retail shops.

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New Trends at the Paris Flea Market!

Some of the many finds at the Paris Flea Market.

One of my favorite methods to finding amazing pieces for my clients is visiting flea markets when we travel to Europe. Tucked in corners, hidden in a side alley or even a treasure sitting right out in the open, one can find treasures for all types of decorating styles.

This past year, on our annual visit to Paris in early November, I spent a cold fall morning looking through the Paris Flea Market with my buyer, Guy. On previous visits I was always greeted by beautiful French chests, tables and chairs so typical of antique period furnishings from the 18th and 19th centuries. But this year I experienced a whole new trend in what the antique dealers are showing.

Paris Flea Market Find

One of the more modern finds at the Paris Flea Market

Almost every stall was full of 20th century pieces with a majority of them from the 60’s and 70’s as you can readily see in the photos. Chandeliers, tables, chairs, light fixtures from multiple decades. There are still great buys to be had at the largest antique market in Paris, but if you are looking for a buffet or secretary in the old French style a little extra looking might be necessary.

Introducing the NEW Michelle Pheasant Design website!

Home Page

It is with great excitement that we introduce our recently re-designed website at We have restructured the site to not only showcase our recent work, but we’ve made it easier to look through our portfolio. The portfolio can be viewed as a whole or be easily sorted by location.

We are also excited to announce the addition of a blog to our website. Through our blog we’ll have an easy way to share stories of our travels, information, ideas and new projects with you. Look us up on Pinterest as well at where we hope to share even more ideas and thoughts on decorating and styling.

We are thrilled with the new look of the website and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.