Melissa’s holds the ability to turn negative into a positive or less than ordinary into extraordinary.
29 March 2018
Walking through the back door of this unloved 1940’s dark brick block of flats we find ourselves in a calm serene nest.
Is this the space of a bower? Full of shells, flowers and feathers, discarded plastic items, lamps, chairs of an eclectic nature and a beautiful piece of Murano glass.
As long as we’ve known Melissa, and we’re known her for a long time, she’s always had ‘An eye’ for detail.
For those beautiful things that others would look past.
Each room has emerged from an unloved or discarded piece that she found, felt and fitted.
Its about the landscape of the room which captures our delight and interest, rather than the outlook from the windows, as most rooms look onto a mirror image block of flats.
So the afternoon we visited the winter’s sun was filtering through the windows filling the space with a sweet calm light.
In the kitchen calico white curtains cut uneven like a cityscape framed the succulents that sit on the window-sill.
The main bedroom had the most captivating solution to a broken fly screen – with inexpensive nylon black lace stitched onto it. The effect was seductive.
When we enquired about the interesting, inventive window treatments Mel had created, her response was “Why make it straight?”
She is absolute correct.