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.