Napa Valley's design resource and ultimate destination for beautiful thoughtful home furnishings, including furniture, designer fabrics, and wallpapers, lighting, rugs and textiles, unique gifts, design services and more. Creating a place where individuals, home owners, designers, and architects have access to an extensive index of furnishings, finishes, and inspiration. Our midtown Napa location is a complete community resource for interior design, an index if you will.
Meet Melissa Schmitt
Design maven of The Home Index (formerly Poor House), Melissa, is the creator, problem-solver, and soul behind it all. Although she worked alongside husband, Eric Schmitt, to establish Schmitt & Company, her beginning with interior design came by accident. Her passion showed itself through the recognized work put into her own home and custom fabrication. Melissa’s passion grew into the intention to have a space of her own, a space allowing for clients to feel comfortable and inspired, while also providing access to quality products and knowledge without needing to leave the valley. She has since been able to curate and refine this space to reflect exceptional design and comprehensive services.
Melissa effortlessly combines client desires with custom design to create livable spaces unique to each individual’s lifestyle. She lends her artistry and expertise throughout the entirety of the design process. Melissa is the liaison between clients and contractors to ease the experience of creating the ideal space. Her attention to detail, thoroughness, and efficiency shows in the execution of each project. Ultimately, she aims to make design fun, layering colors, textures, and shapes to furnish a comfortable space.