If you haven’t been on our Facebook page, you may have missed that our little shop was covered in SFGate‘s Style Section! It’s been 6.5 years and we’ve never been noticed by our local paper, so special thanks goes out to Sophia Markoulakis for taking the time to learn about all the interesting things we get up to in here:
“If vignettes are your thing, then this home decor shop will have you swooning. Designer Melisa Bleasdale loves to tinker with her collection of ephemera, antiques and curiosities collected from her world travels and frequent scouting trips. From 19th century maps to oil paintings by local artists, the store is filled with accessibly priced art, and includes something for everyone — matchboxes to vintage furniture. Bleasdale also works as an interior and landscape designer, and she puts her eclectic and avant-garde touch on projects without breaking the budget.”
I couldn’t have put it better myself!
I also just came off a super-tight deadline project in SF, doing the decor for a vacation rental property in the heart of SF’s Mission District. You can view the whole home on my Houzz profile and see what sorts of decor people are adding to their ideabooks.
I am always anxious when I show a client their made over space for the first time. So many sleepless nights are spent researching pillow covers, furnishings and weird-ass window hardware (among other things!) and I just want them to love what I’ve done. On this particular project I did almost all the installation and building of furnishings with my team and spent every Sunday for a month sweating buckets to make this thing happen. When the property first went online for rental it was immediately booked through the end of September! Right away the client recouped all her money and now has an amazing income property to call her own. The first guest review popped up and I’m excited to share that as well:
I’ve been experimenting in the shop with new products that I personally use and believe in such as our Sage Energy Clearing Moodspray and the response has been amazing! If you haven’t ever tried using a smudge stick on your space you may not know how powerful a good energy cleansing can be. You don’t need to believe in Feng Shui to know how powerful negative energy can be. If you’ve ever walked into a room that two people have just argued in (and how tense and weird it feels), or if you’ve had something sad happen to you in a specific space (and then that space always feels sad to you), then you know what I’m saying. Also, if you’ve come into contact with someone negative who just stresses you out or always has something bad to say, then they’ve left an energetic imprint on you. You’re affected by their sh** in a subtle (or not so subtle) way. Using Sage spray is actually much more practical than lighting a smudge stick if you’re trying to clear out your office, car, or individual aura. I keep a bottle on my desk at the shop and spray it every damn day! It smells herbal and delicious and it’s cool on the skin. I mean, what have you got to lose but bad energy?
Lastly, I have been on a creative binge, painting and re-purposing cool home accessories and furnishings like these 1960′s era brass candle holders so keep your eyes open for new stuff flowing into our shop and our online stores on Chairish and One Kings Lane!
Enjoy your day!
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