Why Our Products are Different
With so many home décor items in the marketplace it can be hard to tell them all apart! We believe in creating better home goods to help people live well every day. To us, living well doesn't simply mean expensive...it means quality. Our homes should be lived in and enjoyed, and that requires us to craft superior products and create a better customer experience. This philosophy is at the core of everything we do.
When Melissa was decorating her first home as a young mom and recent design school grad, she wanted to create a lovely environment that her family could relax in and that she could entertain in and be proud of. Over the next decade she went through several rounds of home décor purchases before she figured out what worked and what was worth the investment. There was no point in having pretty things that were much too easy for kids to damage. And while family-friendly pieces were readily available, they often lacked quality and design aesthetic. Far too often, we're forced to choose between practicality and style. We believe you can have both.
One of the core principles of design is "form follows function." In other words, in order for our products to truly add value to our lives, they must first be well-made. It's what's under the surface that determines value. We source the highest quality materials and each of our pieces goes through months of research, design, and extensive testing in "real life" before we ever launch it for sale. We want to give you easy-care products that will both hold up to everyday family living and look stunning in the finest setting, not just for a few weeks or months but for years.
Our Customer Experience
Melissa designs products with you in mind. She believes that your home is much more than just a place to live...it tells your story. The trouble is, decorating can be intimidating. No one wants to make a mistake, so it's hard to get started. With almost two decades of experience working with clients to create their homes, she understands the stress and common fears associated with making design decisions. We believe that life is lived in the everyday moments, and those moments shouldn't be spent obsessing over too many complicated design decisions.
Melissa researches trends and stays ahead of the design curve, while infusing her collections with timeless elements. So you'll have colors that are easy to integrate with the furniture and decor you already have, and they will continue to work as fashions come and go. Classic motifs are timeless for a reason but a fresh interpretation is what keeps things from looking stale. Melissa believes the best designs skillfully harmonize both.
We specially design our products to work with each other and we offer more pattern options within a collection than is customary. We've made pattern mixing effortless so whether you're decorating your whole house or updating a single room, it won't take a lot of time or trips to multiple stores to try to find coordinates. A few key pieces can be styled in countless combinations to keep your décor looking fresh and uniquely you. We've taken the guesswork out of the process and included suggested products carefully curated by Melissa that pair nicely with each other. Whether you prefer matching pieces or a more eclectic look, we want to give you confidence that your home will reflect your personality well.
Our commitment to living well every day also means that we value and respect the craftsmen and women who make our products. We're careful to only seek out brand partnerships with manufacturers that share our values. We firmly oppose child labor and human trafficking and will only partner with companies that respect human rights. We believe in the dignity of work, and that those who produce our products should be able to do so in a safe working environment. We believe quality control over manufacturing processes, as well as fair wages for those responsible for making our products should be a priority. And our products are produced right here in the USA where we can ensure that.
We believe that ethical manufacturing processes should never be sacrificed for a bottom line or cheaper goods. We want you as our customer customer to feel good about your purchases; not only because you're investing in creating a lovely home, but because you have piece of mind that the products you buy are helping others live well too.