Meet the Designers
In 2016, Maryellen invited Interior Designer Christy Soldatis to partner with her in servicing the increased number of her design clientele. Together Maryellen and Christy approach each new project by combining their individual style and classic sensibilities with years of design experience to each of their clients. Their tag-team approach to each of their design projects is supported and implemented by their efficient office staff, skilled subcontractors, and established vendor relationships.
Maryellen Hodapp, ASID, NKBA
As a design creative & principal in my firm, I am best known for my tag team approach to residential design. Together with my business design partner and dear friend, Christy Soldatis, we bring double design expertise with impeccable service to every project we do.
Affiliations & Experience
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Associate Member
Indiana Design Center, Design Professionals Member
Del Webb Community, Marketplace Business Associate
Previous Co-Owner, Suelle Interiors, Milwaukee, WI
Born, Raised, & Educated in Commercial Art/Interior Design, Just outside of NYC
Christy Soldatis, Interior Designer
I am grateful for the opportunity to join Maryellen at Sassy Green Interiors. Our collaboration has given us the ability to expand our design concepts, building on each other’s ideas to meet our clients’ needs. Though I started in commercial design after schooling, I am very much enjoying our residential teamwork.
-Parsons School of Design, NY, NY
Graduate – Associate’s Degree, Interior Design
-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
BA, Art History
-Started in Commercial Interior Design – Cleveland, OH
-Moved into Residential – Zionsville, IN
Lisa Fitzwater, Interior Designer
Lisa Fitzwater, founder and principal of Fitzwater Designs, has been creating beautiful interiors for more than 30 years. Working closely with her clients here in Indy as well as southern Florida,
Lisa is known for her unique vision in uncovering the true potential in her client’s homes. She brings a fresh perspective to the latest design trends and styles and can find innovative solutions to bring even the most challenging spaces into harmony. With her help, the stress and chaos of renovations become a seamless, enjoyable, and creatively inspiring experience. Educated at Cal State University in Interior Design and long standing member of The American Society of Interior Designers, Lisa is a welcomed addition to our Sassy Green team.
Mike Hodapp, Handyman
Offered as a service of Sassy Green Interiors, Mike, “The Sassy Handyman,” has been performing services for his clients for over ten years. As a degreed electrical engineer, Mike has gained important technical and problem solving ability through his career work in aerospace and automotive electronics systems. These skills translate directly into problem solving for homeowners. He enjoys serving and helping people, and looks forward to expanding his presence after his recent retirement from industry. Mike also assists his wife, Maryellen, and her design partner, Christy, with numerous tasks associated with their interior design and remodel clients.
Laura Walker, Office Manager
Your friendly contact for Sassy Green Interiors, Laura Walker keeps our office organized and our communication fluid. When not in the office, Laura enjoys her growing family and traveling.