Meet Melissa Hammann

Owner and Lead Interior Designer for Rivera Décor

For over a decade now, I have been the founder, owner and lead designer for Riviera Decor. We have worked hard to develop a stellar reputation in the Corpus Christi and the surrounding area for excellence both in design and craftsmanship. We have recently been awarded First Place for Curtains and Draperies at the International Window Coverings Expo, the “Academy Awards” for the Custom Home Furnishings Industry.  In addition, our work has been published numerous times in local and national media

While we are blessed with accomplishments, more importantly, we are blessed to have the outstanding clients that trusted us and choose to work with us for their custom home furnishing needs. We appreciate our clients and work hard to keep long-term relationships.


This is not my first career but my talent for it began to show at an early age when I began winning national design and sewing awards as a freshman in high-school.   My training and preparation began at an early age since I am a second generation designer and master couturiere.   Quality design and excellent craftsmanship in sewing and fabrication of interior design textiles were taught to me at an early age.   

As a former teacher, educational diagnostician and school administrator, I understand the value of education.  I wanted to be the best in this field and therefore enrolled in the school were the finest in the industry taught.   For detail, please read qualifications below.



A graduate of New York School of Interior Design, with a Masters of Science and Bachelor of Business Degree both from Texas A&M . I found my true passion at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the oldest and largest facility for training in high-end custom home décor fabrication. In summary, this is the place where the people in their field who want to be the best, train and learn from the finest in the industry. Many of the instructors at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy are published in notable design publications such as Window Treatments Beautiful Draperies and Curtains for the Home by Brian D. Coleman and Scalamandre Luxurious Home Interiors by Brian D. Coleman. I am so proud to have had the opportunity to study there.  Since my desire is to be the best in my field, my education is on-going including active participation in National and International Forums on Custom Home Furnishings and Upholstery.  In addition, I attend biannual industry trade shows and training.   I am also an active member and serve on the Board for our Industry Group- Window Coverings Association of America.  A published author and Webinar Speaker , To the Trade. Please see Press & Awards below.

Press & Awards

– First Place – Curtains and Draperies, International Window Coverings Expo 2018 Design and Workroom Competition
– Article –  Windproof Outdoor Draperies.   Melissa Hammann Riviera Decor Bespoke Soft Furnishings Magazine – September 2017
– Article – Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Sunday Homes, May 28, 2017 .  “Covered in Beauty”

– Article- Corpus Christi Caller -Times, Sunday Homes, September 21, 2014 “Fit for Royality”

-Article- Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Sunday Homes, February 17, 2008 “Creative Reflections

– Article – Student Success Stories- Custom Home Furnishings Magazine, September/October 2008

Industry Memberships

I am a strong supporter of the Custom Home Furnishings Industry and Women in Business.  I am member of the Window Coverings Association of America- Virtual Chapter, wherein I serve on the executive board as Vice President, and as Chairperson for the WCAA- Virtual Chapter Speaker Committee. I am also a member of WCAA national and serve as a Board Member at large.

Administrator for WoMen of the Workroom, an industry forum for the Custom Home Furnishings with membership of over 1,000 members. A published writer for trade magazine, Bespoke Soft Furnishings and Webinar speaker and teacher for Drapery and Design Professional and the Window Coverings Association of America as well.


Thank you for everything!  We can’t wait to work with you again.

~A. Prince

Everyone is amazed by your work. 

~A. Baros

Melissa is a true professional and it shows in her work. A+ from start to finish. IF your thinking about changing your decor, give Melissa a go. You wont regret it.  

~E. Brooks

All of the quotes are from actual customer satisfaction surveys, and are available by appointment for review at our studio.

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