Back in the spring of 2020 as I set out on my creative journey as an interior designer and decorator, I found such an amazing community of female entrepreneurs and other independent creatives through Instagram and my day-to-day life. That spring, I decided to highlight my current friends and new Instagram friends that were running […]
Melissa’s creative process is less of a process and more of a whirlwind for this busy mama of two!
“When an idea lights or inspiration hits, that is when the creating happens (often between school drop off and soccer practices!). I love when time allows for me to fall deeply into the process and transform a thought into a tangible piece of art. In between these bursts I am almost always tinkering. My studio is in my home and I am not above adding a pop of color to a painting that’s already hanging on the wall or a collage that just needs one last piece to be perfect.”
Labor Day Sales. Columbus Day Sales. End of Summer Sales. Do you get where we are sale-ing to? While I could do a round-up of the best deals from various national retailers, you know our M.O. around here: Support small. First + most often. Are you now wondering if small businesses even have end of […]
Layers. You’re going to get so tired of hearing me preach “decorate in layers” – but I promise, there are more benefits to this practice than you can imagine. The layers of a room go something like this: architecture and ceiling, flooring, upholstered furniture, accent fabrics, non-upholstered furniture pieces, wall art + accessories, and finally […]
When you wander (okay, are invited) into a home that just seems to bring a sense of peace to your senses, it may very well be because that person has nailed the “mix”. The elusive “mix” that people run to designers, decorators and DIY websites for, is the blending of a variety of styles, colors, […]
Continued from Clarity in Chaos While I have lived in seven different cities across the Southeast and traveled throughout the country (and to Paris, of course!) I have found that my natural inclination is to hunt for the “hidden gems” that are waiting around every corner. Whether I’m in my home-away-from-home of New Orleans, Charleston, […]
Inspiration for Interior Design Styling In September 2018, my life changed drastically and I found myself taking a leap of faith (in the form of a plane ticket) to travel across the Atlantic, to a city I had only dreamed of for the past eight years. Six months later, Bleu Bee Designs entered the world, […]