Michele’s business is somewhat peculiar because it is not just one. Her business falls into 3 categories, Real Estate (Central Metro Realty), Design of Interiors and Exteriors, inventory of furnishings and architectural decor but the most important segment, Meditation (Michele Marano & Associates), is the umbrella over everything she does.

“We emphasis not just what the services are about, the client relationship, the processes, but also the inspiration drawn from each situation, the means of reaching our goals together. This explains why, several times a year, I offer tours to Round Top, Texas, an inspirational trip. My goal is to enlighten clients, take time to delve into the meaning of creativity, design and artistry, accentuating our senses along the way, being inspire by nature.” Michele

Below are client reviews, from purchasing furniture to Michele’s services in Real Estate, Design and Meditation.

Michele does not offer the typical design service; she goes above and beyond in her quest to deliver a beautiful design. She is masterful at creating a space based on your vision and needs. Working with her was a great experience. She was very professional and responsive throughout the design process. It was a long project, and she was there on every step of the way. We gave her a budget and she delivered a great selection of material that were both, beautiful and budget friendly. She provided her advice in a timely, kind, a professional manner every time was needed. I could not be happier with her work. My husband and I are thrilled with the outcome. We have received a lot of compliments. We highly recommend her for any design or remodeling project.

Melissa, Design Renovation Project

I just want to say thank you!!  If anyone ever wants to know what it is like to shop at your studio…. Well let me start off with the items I picked online, words can not even describe how much more beautiful they are in person!  Your things are absolutely beautiful.  The old saying of you get what you pay for could not be more true.  I am so completely impressed not only with my items, but with you as well.  You are so very sweet, kind and extremely knowledgeable in what you do and sell.  I honestly feel like I have made a friend for life!  I can’t wait to come back and purchase some other one of a kind items!


I am writing this letter to express my appreciation for the efforts of one of your agents, Michele Marano.  Michele truly epitomizes the ultimate in professionalism and skill in every aspect of her performance.  Prior to listing, she expertly assisted in staging our home, including helping us hang artwork, choose paint colors and even move furniture between rooms for appropriate placement.  

After she helped securing a tenant and signing a lease to our home, greatly smoothing the process, Michele did not stop there. She helped us find what we felt is the perfect place for us to move to in only a matter of two afternoons.  Michele’s knowledge of Post Oak-Galleria-Tanglewood, allowed her to guide us to exactly what listings were good candidates so that we didn’t waste any time or effort in our search.

You should be proud to call Michele your Realtor- Agent.  Michele’s combination of intelligence and people skills would make it easy for her to be mistaken as the partner in your company, not just another Realtor.  The entire process has been made simple for us by Michele and my family thanks her for the experience.  We now know a great Realtor and an even better friend.  


Michele is wonderful and easy to work with in real estate.  We had a previous Agent and felt I was being pushed around.  Michele understood our situation.  She put all efforts together from A to Z, getting our house prepared for sale.  She put hard work into this and much time she spent with us.  She helped us place furniture, artwork and many other things, working hard to prepare for our sale. Michele is our friend now.  

Years later…..

After evacuating from Ukraine, Michele helped me with mind-fulness through meditation, my spiritual journey.  During these events in my life, my mind went to another place.  She was a friend but our friendship was received from another level. Many events took place prior to me evacuating Ukraine, before the war. My mind went somewhere else.  Michele helped me find inner strength, peace, solitude.  Michele was open and I was able to be open to her. Understanding, Michele made suggestions for me, mind-body-soul (emotionally, spiritually and physically) suggestions. I experienced dramatic change.  We share a close friendship.  


What a joy it was meeting you, Michele, and shopping the fantastic curated items in your studio! I absolutely love the radio table and items I purchased and look forward to grabbing more goodies in the future!!!


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