About Abode

Melissa Parvin Dowell, Principal, graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design in 1999, and immediately set out on her career path in model home merchandising. After her cherished experience working as the Director of Interior Merchandising for the national architecture firm BSB Design, from 2002 to late 2005, Melissa created Abode Design and Interiors.

During the last five years, our company’s exclusive custom design work has received special recognition in one of the most prestigious markets in Texas – Dallas / Ft. Worth. Our award winning designs have been recognized as McSAM Award finalists by the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Dallas, and in 2008 we received two Texas Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders.


Our scope of work includes custom interior design planning for new residential construction and homeowner remodeling and renovation projects, as well as residential staging for homebuilders and individuals desiring to maximize the impression of their homes for potential buyers. It is our job to keep up with market trends and put our knowledge to work for you by customizing the perfect look to fit your needs.


From our comprehensive space planning to our professional furnishing installation, Abode Design & Interiors offers full-service design and will effortlessly guide you through every step of the process to the finished product. In the end, your home will have an unmatched distinguished design, studded with tasteful, eye-catching detail and accessories.

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