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We Are Design Direction

Design Direction has been providing services to the Fargo-Moorhead community since 2005, specializing in both residential and commercial spaces. From finalizing the floor plan to selecting all your products and finishes, our team of talented Interior Designers is here to help you create beautiful and functional spaces that meet all your wants and needs. Through our extensive background working with contractors, builders, and architects our relationships with these professionals and tradespeople allow us to work alongside each other during the building or remodeling process, helping to ensure your project will be completed as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

At Design Direction, we start each project with a creative session whether it's a phone call, zoom meeting, or in person depending on what's convenient for you and your project location. This allows us to get to know you, your vision, and your requirements before planning the project. It is important to us that your space, be it a home, office or other space be a reflection of your needs, wants and lifestyle. Each client and project is different and we embrace these differences by using our expertise to give you the space you’ve been dreaming about! 

Our retail showroom offers a wide selection of floor covering products, like hardwood, luxury vinyl plank, ceramic and porcelain tiles and carpeting, to closet systems, countertops, wallcoverings, blinds, custom draperies, semi and custom bedding to furniture, area rugs, art and décor. We partner with a great team of professional installers to complete your project in a timely manner with beautiful results.


Meet The Team

Christina Mehl

Owner/Principle Interior Designer


My ultimate goal is to help take the stress of building and remodeling off of my client’s shoulders by working with them to design a space that they love to walk into each day. Through space planning, selecting finishes from flooring and tile to paint and window treatments, to working with our remarkable tradespeople, my goal is to bring the visions and dreams my clients have to fruition. The best part is seeing the excitement in their eyes as they look at their finished space or getting that call or text sharing how their family or staff love how everything turned out. That truly warms my heart and puts the biggest smile on my face and is why I love what I do. 

While I grew up in Fargo, I spent several years of my childhood as an MK (missionary kid) in Russia and Ukraine. It was during this time of living in the former Soviet Union that I began to cultivate a love for color, fabrics and design as a whole. I was often found sewing throw pillows to cozy up a room or called upon to dig through my fabric stash to find material to use for curtains or other projects. After returning to the United States in my teen years, I finished high school and pursued other interests prior to returning to college to gain my Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design.


I’m active in Russian Harvest Ministries, a church planting and evangelistic ministry my parents started over 30 years ago in Ukraine. I’m also involved in the Building Industry Association of the Red River Valley, serving on the Remodelers Council, Parade of Homes and Events committees and am involved in NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers). In the last few years, I took my love of animals and put it to use by becoming a foster mom to many cats, kittens, and puppies, through Homeward Animal Shelter and since I don’t have children of my own, I get my baby fix by helping out in the nursery at my home church, Harvest Valley, in Horace. My free time is spent with my fur kids, a dog, and 2 cats, working on home projects, and being with my family and friends.

Sylvia Lunski

Founder/Interior Designer


My passion for working with people, combined with creative design and technical expertise in everything I do assures you a well-designed, creative project. With over 30 years of design industry experience, I have extensive experience with cabinets, flooring, furniture, and draperies.


I bring to my clients an understanding of the construction process as well as trusted relationships with local contractors, trade partners, and architects. This unique combination will provide you with exceptional results.


When designing, I pay close attention to your needs and preferences. We will work together to create beautiful functional spaces that perfectly reflect your personality and complement your lifestyle.I believe in giving back to our community and am passionate about helping those less fortunate.


I am actively involved at my Church as well with FM Home Builders Association and Rotary International. Serving others has become a cornerstone value that Design Direction’s success has been and will continue to be built on.


A Fargo resident, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

I enjoy meeting people and visiting with them about their project to establish design solutions for their home or office. My goal is to make sure a client has a well thought out design plan which reflects their personality and fits within their timeline and budget. I have many years of experience in custom window treatments, furnishing layouts and selections, lighting, accessorizing, wallcovering, paint and flooring. I can help a customer as little or as much as they need on a project. If a client would like to work in phases I will help them to prioritize the stages of the project. Most importantly, I treasure the friendships I have made over the past 30 years working in the design field.


I graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. I have spent most of my years living in the Fargo/Moorhead area where my husband and I raised our family. On my free time I like to play with my dog, garden, crochet, read and spend time with family and friends at the lake in Minnesota.

Delrae Schefter

Interior Designer


Kris Sailer

Interior Designer


Always interested in all things interior design, I started my career as an independent contractor designing, fabricating, and installing soft goods from my home-based design studio. Over my 20 years in business, I was grateful to work with many homeowners to help them create the custom design elements they were seeking for their homes. This business allowed me to develop the relationships, knowledge, and communication skills I have to best serve my clients today.


In recent years I’ve spent time honing my skills in cabinetry design, overall space planning, furniture layouts, material selections, and project management for both new build and remodel projects. I enjoy working with clients to guide them through the design process to their “I love my home“ moment! The best part of my job is that no project is ever the same and I get to learn something new every day!


My work from home also allowed me to be very involved in raising my three children with husband, Mark. We enjoyed the various sports and activities they participated in and now enjoy our time with them as young adults.

Leah Vikander

Interior Design Assistant


I assist the designers in all aspects of their projects. From floor plans and choosing materials, to visiting the job site.


I am passionate about all areas of residential design and helping clients in any way that I can. Understanding the client’s needs and finding creative ways to achieve their goal has always been my goal as a designer.


I am a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Business. I have been with Design Direction since January of 2023 and have learned so much in a short amount of time. With the information and skills, I have learned from NDSU and working full time at Design Direction after graduation, I am excited for this new chapter of my professional career.


In my free time I enjoy golfing, spending time at the lake with family and friends, reading and traveling. A fun fact about me is I got my first hole in one when I was in 8th grade.

Showroom Address: 3211 Fiechtner Drive S, Ste 1, Fargo, ND 58103

Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM – 5PM 

Phone: 701.365.4040

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