It’s official. I’m obsessed.

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The ladies at the venerable Massucco Warner Miller can do no wrong in my book. I have been a fan of their work for quite some time now. In my opinion, they design some of the best spaces, especially bedrooms. To say that I adore their work might be a bit of an understatement. While their design firm is brimming with talent, Melissa Warner in particular has had a couple of amazing projects published recently. First, there was the amazing townhouse in San Francisco that so many of us went crazy for. Now, Melissa’s own home is being featured in the May issue of House Beautiful. She is a girl after my own heart. I adore Melissa’s use of color and pattern, as well as the way that she mixes new pieces with vintage ones. The result is original and a bit eclectic with a touch of glamour. In other words, it’s perfection.

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{The dining room is so bright! Melissa says that “the most indestructible fabric for dining chairs is leather or vinyl. Especially if you want white.” Round tables, like this vintage one, are perfect for creating a more intimate setting as people are closer to one another and can converse with everyone at the table. How great is the “Eat” sign?

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{I love the skirted table she uses for a desk. The red trim gives it a modern look.}

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{Fabric samples, paint chips…such is the life of a designer!}

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{Ahh! The piece de resistance…Melissa’s amazing bedroom! I LOVE the Dorothy Draper chest, the gorgeous headboard and the pops of orange.}

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{I think Melissa is a genius when it comes to mixing different styles of furniture. The clean lines of the upholstered chair and mid-century modern dresser work beautifully alongside the Chippendale bamboo bookcase and Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper chest.}

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{I definitely need to work on beautifying my closet. Right now, it feels very utilitarian. I love the idea of adding framed photographs to give the space some warmth and personality.}


Image Credit: Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful

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  1. You had me wanting to see more upon my first climpse of ORANGE… my favourite colour! And I wasn’t disappointed because there were wee hits of orange everywhere. Heaven!! Very lovely rooms, eclectic as you said. They’re not over-designed – they’re rooms you could live in, which is what it’s all about for me. Thanks for sharing, Paloma!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

  2. I love that brave wallpaper choice! Red poppies? Also, I’m aboard with the idea of not forgetting to ‘decorate’ the closet. I’ve got a vintage lamp sitting in mine which I enjoy but unfortunately it doesn’t provide any sort of lighting:)

  3. Although I love all of these images, that first one with the gray tufted sofa, beautiful pillows & perfectly styled coffee table is like a work of art. Seriously, I could frame it and hang it in my home!

  4. YES! i devoured that mag this weekend. that bedroom is fabulous…i love the dresser as a bedside table….LOVE the photos in the closet….i am obsessed with vintage photography. that bamboo shelving unit in the bedroom….i love it all!!!!!!!

  5. I couldn’t agree more. Ever since I got this issue last week, I can’t stop looking at this apartment. Everything is perfection. The orange and blues in the living room. And that velvet Chesterfield sofa – yum!

  6. LOVE it all! So many great ideas to mimic! If you’re lucky enough to have a nice walk-in closet, why not treat it like a small room? It is after all “home to your fashion”.

  7. I’m not usually drawn to orange, but OH my! That first photo had me drooling-I do love a good tufted sofa, and I loved the ghost chair, thanks for the inspiration! *Amy

  8. I adore the orange and blue interiors that you always feature! (Maybe I just notice a theme because I gravitate towards them!) Fabulous closet too, I love incorporating framed photos in a closet.

  9. This was my favorite spread in HB this month — I’m just SO glad MWM are out there doing what they do…with the growing trend towards Belgian style, I’m thrilled to see a colorful perspective.