House of Ermine is the brainchild of Mercedes Desio, an alumnus of New York School of Interior Design. After years working on projects in New York City while having been featured in magazines such as Elle Décor and Domino, House Of Ermine is a full service, boutique interior design firm specializing in residential interiors throughout Atlanta. Our goal is to put the needs of our clients first, while fostering a relationship built on clarity, collaboration and transparency.

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What People Say

Mercedes has helped me create a home that I truly love spending time in. I was a bit anxious when it came to rethinking my apartment and she very quickly learned about me, learned about what look and feel I wanted to create, and found me items that fit my budget. She worked closely with me in choosing the right pieces that would fit my space – and that could grow with me. What was also great is that she was always available if I had a question or concern, and was incredibly generous with her time and effort for small efforts and large. I highly recommend working with her, no matter if you have a vision and just need a boost or if you have no idea how to even start a redesign effort.


Mercedes has an innate sense of style and taste. It’s apparent the moment you meet her. I am so thankful for her help on our recent project and I hope to be lucky enough to work with her again. After our initial consult, I was blown away to receive her proposal in lightening speed. Based on past experiences with other designers, I anticipate the standard back and forth process to take some time. Mercedes nailed it right out the gate. She managed to mix high end vintage, one of a kind finds with price conscious catalog options to create a sophisticated office space.  I particularly appreciated how she incorporated small quirky elements to the room that reflected our personality. Not only does the space look amazing, but it feels like us.

Daryn Z.

Mercedes was able to help me take the vision that was in my head and turn it into a real, living space that I get to enjoy every day.


There was an emphasis on functional and practical. This is the first time that I felt confident selecting the little piece that tied together a design theme for my personal space. Mercedes was incredibly helpful at offering me a concise list of items to chose from .


I didn’t have to do a single thing. Mercedes and her team handled every aspect of my Kitchen renovation. I am incredibly happy with my new and modern kitchen. Thanks!

Alicia Cohen

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