Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Designer Crush: Melissa Rufty

One of the reasons I chose to pursue a career in interior design is because of the endless possibilities to utilize your creativity and vision in your designs.  While there are timeless principles such as scale and function that must always be considered, there really is no set formula for defining your personal aesthetic.  The sky is the limit!


I recently stumbled upon a new-to-me interior designer and instantly fell in love with her portfolio.  Full of punchy color, French accents, and bold patterns,  Melissa Rufty's work left me nothing short of inspired.



Melissa's firm, MMR Interiors, is located on New Orleans’ famed Magazine Street.  It is from New Orleans that much of Melissa’s inspiration originates…the fabulous antique stores, modern art galleries, local artisans, vintage lighting and hand-embroidered linens, to name a few.  Her designs are relaxed and chic but never trendy.  Melissa carefully layers rooms with interesting color combinations, comfortable furniture, and meaningful accessories.








Lacquered black walls, touches of animal print, gold accents and hand-selected accessories are what my dreams are made of.  Isn't Melissa's work inspiring?

{All images and information via MMR Interiors}

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous spaces! I'm loving the orange and pink pattern so much!

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  2. Love all of these bright colors & especially the black walls in the last one.

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  3. I love her!! Her portfolio is ridiculously amazing! I hadn't seen that one with the high gloss black walls yet. Love.

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  4. wowza - i love that KWID ombre covered banquette!

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  5. Suuuuuper inspiring! Thanks for sharing, Sam!

    xoxo, Emily
    www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

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  6. WOW! That second room just blew my socks off... the combination of yellow and blue is such a killer choice. :)
    xoxo

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  7. Is it bad that the only reason I want to own a home is so I can hang wallpaper? I LOVE the wallpaper.

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  8. I love the pops of colour especially the orange in the last room.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Beautiful. I can see why you were so drawn to her!

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  10. Wow!! Thanks for the introduction. Love all the oranges. xoxo

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  11. Wow, the first photo really gets me. I love the oranges together with that cool striped pillow!! xx

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  12. sweet pics!! ;))

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  13. I love all these pretty and bright colors. Especially in the patterned wallpaper.

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

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  14. I love her use of old large portraits.

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  15. The glossy black walls are to die!
    She's so awesome.

    The Aestate

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  16. Hi Samantha,

    I can see why you were inspired! Her rooms rock! I especially love all the
    original style drapes she used, all the yellow ones are pretty and the beigy ones with the intricate edge are nice too.

    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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  17. Yes girl, j'dore Thanks for the inspiration, I'm about to pin my heart out <3

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  18. Every room is booming with detail..! Mixing patterns and colours like this is such an art... :)

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  19. Love this designer....she has some great decorating ideas here.....different, which I like. With the internet you start seeing a lot of the same so this is a breath of fresh air.

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  20. These rooms are so pretty, I love them all! Rooms with colors are so inviting.

    Your blog is truly inspiring, so glad that I just discovered it!
    xo
    Alison

    heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com

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  21. Obsessed with this spaces. I absolutely love your blog, looking forward to checking it for my daily dose of inspiration.

    xo,
    Ali Berger

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