Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight: Melissa Butter | Graceful Living Interiors + Design


Melissa Butter, owner of Graceful Living Interiors + Design, is a passionate Interior Designer with over a decade of experience in the industry. She started her design firm in 2017. It is known for timeless and organic designs. Graceful Living focuses on all levels of design needs, from new construction to renovations with tailored services to meet the unique needs of the client.  Melissa’s  signature design style blends elegant with rustic, modern with traditional, to create interiors that are full of warmth and grace. She ensures that her clients receive the upmost comfort and happiness through her designs and project management services.


In this home we wanted to achieve a natural, rustic ranch vibe, while still being timeless and beautiful with more traditional elements. The home owners wanted the kitchen to be kid friendly and expansive for entertaining guests and enjoying meals around the large island. Instead of closing the kitchen in with uppers on both sides of the L-configuration, we opted for a large window at the kitchen sink to offer beautiful views of the property during all seasons and to allow natural light to flow through the space. In addition to the kitchen and interior design of the home, Melissa designed the floorplans and exterior look for this new build home, located on a farm property in Ancaster Ontario.

In the Kitchen, we selected KitchenAid appliances for its quality performance, professional look and value that it offers. Melissa and her clients selected a 36” French Door Standard Depth Refrigerator that features the ExtendFresh Produce Preserver, to keep produce fresher for longer by removing the ethylene gas that fruits and vegetables emit. (KRFF305ESS)


The 30” Slide in Gas Range with front controls was selected for its higher end, professional look. The range features EvenHeat True Convection for optimal cooking, with a 5.8 cu.ft. large capacity cooking oven cavity, which was a must for our clients. (KSGG700ESS) The panel ready dishwasher blends seamlessly with the kitchen cabinets and a Sharp microwave drawer was included in the island base cabinets for its seamless look and performance. I like to incorporate the Sharp microwave drawer in my projects because my clients are always pleased with it since it looks great and offers several cooking features.


The cabinetry was custom designed in an off-white and stain glaze with a gorgeous moulded door front and the custom island has been roughed up to enhance the rustic look and feel. We chose a porcelain backsplash that represents earthy ledgestone but is more practical for maintenance and cleanability. Melissa and her clients selected Sienna Beige Granite slabs for the countertops, keeping with the traditional, yet rustic and natural concept.

Cabinets by Inwood Custom Cabinetry
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When renovating or building your dream kitchen hiring a designer is recommended to ensure a well-planned and organized project. Kitchen renovations are a big investment and long-term commitment. Working with a Designer helps to achieve a look and functionality that is truly unique and one of a kind. A Designer can also prevent costly mistakes. TA Appliances keeps Design Professionals up to date through their Trade Alliance Program, events and Sales Representatives. TA Sales Reps help choose options which will elevate a design based on budget, style and performance.

To contact Melissa, email or visit her website at Or, connect with her on Instagram @gracefullivinginteriors.


Sales Representative Kevin Beck

file-3.jpegWith over 25 years in the Appliance Industry, Kevin Beck is a fantastic member of the Brantford Team. Over the past 7 years at TA Appliance Kevin has helped countless customers, and designers, find the perfect pieces for their homes and clients.  Helping customers find the best appliances to fit their lifestyle and fit their unique needs is where he finds joy in his role.  You can meet Kevin yourself at the Brantford location, where he can help to assess your needs and educate you on the very best features and benefits to suit your life. Email Kevin at or call him at 519-750-1118

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