To know us is to know that we are captivated by the weird and wonderful and it’s our hope that you’ll share our appreciation for gorgeous gardens, beautiful furniture, amazing interiors, and cool things.
I’m Melisa Bleasdale, and I’ve been interested in art and interiors for as long as I can remember. I was a strange kid obsessed with creating vignettes all over the house. I wanted (and still want!) every view to be an interesting one. My long-time career in public relations took me all over the world, and I was deeply inspired by the things I discovered. Along the way I fell in love with The Netherlands and everything Dutch. Apartment 46 was born out of my love affair with Dutch interiors, natural history museums, and old time curiosity shops.
It’s my hope that a visit to our store will never be boring or predictable. I consider myself really blessed to be doing this and I can never say enough how amazing our clients are. With the addition of the online section of the shop, I hope to continue bringing beautiful and unique things to the neighborhood, and to the far corners of the globe, for a long time to come.
If it’s not me sitting behind the desk, it’s my daughter, Miranda. She has been an integral part of Apartment 46 since Day One – working in the shop, fielding phone calls, handling my craziness, accompanying me on design adventures, and helping out in more ways than I can count. She is an avid reader, a writer, lover of all things Anime, an opera aficionado, and a steampunk fashion fan. With her amazing sense of style and great sense of humor, I can’t think of a better partner in crime.
The Apartment 46 blog is a natural extension of our brick-and-mortar design studio, and is our way of sharing our design tips, ideas, favorite finds, and other madness. When we complete a project – interior, garden or wedding – we’ll post it here so you can see what we’ve been up to and what we’ve created. You have carte blanche access to our design library and can buy many gorgeous books right from our site. Anyway, we hope you like it!