About Me

A mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, blogger, and interior designer, that is who I am. Residing in Calgary with the hubs and our two boys W. & M. They keep us busy and we never have a dull moment.

Design & art have always been a part of my life. It all started with being bunkered down in my high school art room, taking summer programs at Rhode Island School of Design, and finally attending School of Visual Arts in NYC. I have had the creativity bug in me for many years and it seemed to follow me wherever I went. From working in retail as a merchandising coordinator and personal shopper to a fabric color consultant in the NYC Fashion District, I have been using my eye to help make people, store displays, and fabric beautiful.

I guess you could say I almost fell into what I am doing now. As a firm believer in ‘everything happens for a reason’ I know this is my destiny. I happened to fall in love with an amazing man who is a builder and you could say that I happened to want to help him take his work to the next level. Since we started working together we have been by each others side, now there have been a few ‘disagreements’ since I look at things from the design point of view and he looks at them from the technical point of view but that is what works, that is what makes us a team, and that is what makes us stand out from others.

This blog is to document my rambling thoughts, ideas, inspiration, and goals. It also follows us while we build beautiful homes for our clients and ourselves. I hope that you will join me in this journey I call life.

Mel xo
© 2013 Veranda Interiors