Friday, July 27, 2012

Melissa Rufty of MMR Interiors


If someone were to ask me to name my very favorite interior designers, Melissa Rufty's name would without question be on my list. An interior designer based in New Orleans, MMR Interiors exemplifies my favorite style - a modern take on classic Southern design. I live in an absolutely gorgeous neighborhood  - Belle Haven, in Virginia just outside of DC, a historic neighborhood with beautiful older homes, many of them dating back to the twenties. The new breed of homeowners here exemplifies this modern Southern style - mixing antique and modern pieces in a look that is classic, yet today.


Melissa's approach is relaxed, elegant, sophisticated, chic, modern, classic, layered, and comfortable, with a wonderful use of color and accessories. If you look through these photos from her portfolio, you will see her love of Chinoiserie everywhere. It may be as subtle as a potted orchid or a calligraphy brush, or as bold as hand painted Chinoiserie wallpaper or a Chinoiserie toile fabric, but it is there.




























7 comments:

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

Oh my gosh! I love this eye candy! Particularly love the deep blue and yellow living area! Thanks so much for sharing!

carolyn bradford said...

So many beautiful pictures! And I saw several pieces I would love to have in my shop!

Vickie H. said...

Goodness gracious! I think I am about to blow up Pinterest, adding so many of these to my boards!!! She is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!

home before dark said...

What a jazzy valentine to a very talented designer.

The Pink Pagoda said...

When I have a few minutes, I'm coming back to do some serious pinning. This style is exactly what I'm crazy about!

Gretchen said...

I do so love her work, and every time I see it, I'm reminded that this is precisely what good design is all about. MIT doesn't look like a stage set, nor is everything matchy, and it definitely feels like people LIVE in these gorgeous rooms. Absolutely delightful work.

kira said...

Wow! She just shot to the top of my list of favorite designers!