Michelle Morgan Harrison, owner and principal designer at Morgan Harrison Home, began her career in fashion more than 20 years ago. Michelle honed her eye for color and texture as the Senior Fashion Editor and Fashion Director of ELLE Magazine and Mirabella Magazine respectively. Michelle also served as Senior Editorial Director at Saks Fifth Avenue where she oversaw the fashion direction and editorial content for the retailer’s award-winning catalogs and online presence.
Michelle brings her fashion editorial-trained sensibility to each project she undertakes by building inviting color palettes and compelling blends of finishes. She artfully mixes styles and periods, ranging from very contemporary to elegantly traditional, producing beautiful classic rooms with a modern twist and a hint of glamour. She is known for her mix of finishes and textures and her ability to create family friendly homes that reflect her client’s personal style and sensibilities.
Regarding her view on design Michelle says, “I love pretty rooms. But pretty doesn’t have to mean overly feminine or delicate. If a space requires handsome, traditional design, I bring a bit of lightness to the room. For a client with a modern sensibility, I will bring in a bit of softness. But of course, above all else, I strive to create rooms that work for each family. I love designing homes that people love to come home to.”
Meet the Team
Morgan Harrison Home has built a strong team offering full service interior design including construction oversight, space planning, and kitchen & bath design. Michelle’s talented and dedicated team includes:
Traci Gallagher, Senior Designer. Traci is a former ELLE magazine editor (where Michelle and Traci first worked together years ago) left fashion and apprenticed at several high-end New York City interior design firms. She has held senior design positions at Jonathan Adler where she worked on Parker Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, CA and luxury suites at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. At Roman & Williams Buildings and Interiors she has completed residential and luxury commercial hotel projects throughout the U.S overseeing all phases of the projects. This experience makes her an essential team member in our large residential construction projects.
Marcia Noble, Senior Designer. Marcia also comes from the magazine industry having worked as senior advertising director for leading women’s and interior design books. Having started with Michelle in 2007, she works hand in hand with Michelle to build stories and palettes for clients. She is a big part of helping ensure projects run smoothly at the firm.
Stacey Adams. With experience working for interior designer Diane Sawicki and other well known architects, Stacey handles the purchasing and expediting of projects, ensuring that the details of all orders - big or small - are handled with precision needed to make designs a reality.
Kristin Edgerly - Kristin keeps our office running smoothly and sample library updated and in tip top shape. Having years of experience in support roles from Architect to PR firms Kristin always makes sure things are organized and running smoothly.
Mandeline Hetzel. A certfied ASID member, Mandeline has worked for numerous designers, and architects in Fairfield County. She produces beautiful Auto-‐CAD designs for all of our projects.
Jody O’Donnell, CPA. As the firm’s Accounting Manager, Jody ensures that billing of each project runs without a hitch.