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San Marcos is more than beautiful rivers, education, and good neighbors. It is also the businesses that make up the economy of our city. These businesses are owned and/or operated by our neighbors and often overlooked in the mainstream media.

We sent out questionnaires to dozens of companies in San Marcos and the surrounding areas and will feature a new one each week. If you would like your company featured on an upcoming Business Spotlight, shoot an email to with your fax number and we will send you a questionnaire.

Business Spotlight – Primitive Modern Design – Melodie Schleder

Melodie Schleder

616 Pioneer Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666




MISSION STATEMENT:From our heads to your hands: The basis for our design is rooted in modernism, and in our love for and appreciation of traditional materials and construction methods. Each room is taught to be humble and polite. Nobody notices what a good job it’s doing until it comes up in conversation, and then it’s clear how solid the design is, how clever the assembly is, and how right it feels.

Description of services:


Primitive Modern Design transforms homes into welcoming spaces that reflect the clients taste and personality. Even if the clients are not sure what they want or need, PMD has the experience to help them discover a style with which they are comfortable. We assist clients in all phases of the design process, from selecting tile and plumbing fixtures, to acquiring the perfect piece of artwork. We create beautiful and functional design solutions for each project. Services provided include: choosing cabinetry, lighting, hardware, tile, flooring, accessories and art consultation.

Full Service Design ♦ New Construction ♦ Remodeling

Residential & Commercial ♦ Traditional to Contemporary


Using your framework and our imagination we will produce an environment you will be proud of. We will achieve this by utilizing things you already have. Changes may include furniture placement, editing of possessions and accessorizing with homeowner’s own decorative items. The result is a fresh, new look.


Staging has an impressive record of getting results in all market conditions, and is particularly important in a buyer’s market when there is a large inventory of homes and greater competition for the buyer’s attention. With staging, your home will stand out from the others in your price range, and you won’t waste a single opportunity to create a favorable impression. Staging is based on editing the contents of a home so that the focus is on the property.

PMD offers: furniture/accessory arrangement, editing and packing services, closet/cabinet organizing, curb-appeal detailing, vignette staging for vacant properties, furniture/accessory rental, and decorating consultations.

Reason for being located in the San Marcos area:

What makes your business unique?

Our philosophy of design is based on harmony with the natural environment, flexibility, and logic. Our approach to design is driven by our relationship with the client’s functional and stylistic requirements. We strive to come up with the strong concept that holds the ideas together through the process of design. PMD recognizes that every project is different. We like to bring out the best by giving you an interior that reflects your style, as well as something that inspires you.


Melodies pedigree fills the spectrum; as she has worked with the finest of boutique fashion designers with the likes of Vanessa Riley to working side by side with nationally acclaimed events planner and caterer, Jackson Hicks. Partnering with Power and Associates, she designed and managed exclusive multifamily and mix-used projects in Houston and Dallas. For 2 years, Melodie ran the visual arts department for consulting giant McKenzie & Co. After moving to the Austin area, MELT was her first entrepreneurial success that manufactured organic candles and a bath and body line exclusively found in hotel ZaZa and at Big Red Sun. Melodie has been featured on HGTV “Small Space, Big Style” and published in Brilliant magazine. Melodie is best known for the quality and uniqueness of her work.

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