Melinda Ritz is an award-winning set decorator and residential designer since 1985 and created Melinda Ritz Interiors, Inc. in 1996. Melinda started her 27 year career in film on such movies as the Abyss and Basic Instinct . She went on to win 3 Emmy awards and receive 7 nominations for art direction on “Will & Grace”. Melinda has worked to develop and maximize the potential of gorgeous properties for Ellen Degeneres, Ryan Seacrest, Kim and Kanye, and the famous Brody House.
Melinda Ritz is from Las Vegas, Nevada and once lived at the Caesar Palace Hotel. Growing up in Las Vegas served to influence her young passion for drama and elegance which she later translated to her film and interior design projects. There was a demand from those in the film industry who recognized the detail and artistry in her on-camera sets and wanted that kind of personalization in their own homes, and so began her interior design company. Melinda strives to not only maximize the value potential of each of her client’s homes, but also successfully creates the layers that tell the story of the people who live there.
Melinda Ritz is a Board Member of the Set Decorators Society of America, and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and she travels the world to discover the best in art, architecture and design.
Janna Taninbaum brings 30 years of interior design and experience to our firm. She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase with a degree in Art History. Janna has been successful in acquiring fine art and antique inventories to supply our clients through her network and knowledge, mostly in the New York area. Her knowledge of Antiquities contributes to our unique final product which adds value and interest to our clients’ homes. Her contributions to Melinda Ritz Interiors include research and delivery of unique and specialized items at the request of our clients. Her knowledge of art and antiques helps us deliver a combination of thoughtful design while using art and antiques to create a tasteful, relevant and interesting interiors..