We are drawn to curious things. Objects that are a little bit strange, have a great patina, or tell a story. We’ve worked hard to curate a collection in our shop that highlights our appreciation for gorgeous art, beautiful furniture, amazing florals, and cool things.
Our interior design practice is based on the premise that good design should inspire you, reflect who you are and incorporate things you love into a calming, functional and beautiful space you are happy to come home to.
I’m Melisa Bleasdale, (the blonde one), 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 – much to the dismay and frustration of my mother! My long-time career in public relations took me all over the world, allowing me to constantly explore and discover new things. I landed in Amsterdam one day and it felt like home. I fell in love with the chic simplicity of Dutch interiors, the honesty and kindness of the people and every single moss covered cobblestone my feet landed on. My shop and my design aesthetic were born out of this love, an affinity for natural history museums and a desire to bring back old time curiosity shops.
If it’s not me sitting behind the desk at the shop, it’s my daughter, Miranda, (the beautiful redhead). She has been an integral part of Apartment 46 since Day One – working in the store, fielding phone calls, handling my craziness, accompanying me on design adventures, and helping out in more ways than I can count. She is an Oscar Wilde fan, a writer, lover of all things Anime, an opera aficionado, and fearless when it comes to her fashion. With her amazing sense of style and great sense of humor, I can’t think of a better partner in crime. 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. 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.
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.
All my best,
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