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Inspiration, Eating, Listening, Watching, Reading, Working & Making from Mel at West-South.

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The New Normal: How to Stay at Home all the Time and Not Go Crazy; Ways to Help Others

Batuu, Schnacks, Reply All, Darcy & Lizzie, Recommentunde, Rental Renovation, Lotion Bars

#isolationcreation, Bread, Get Up, MCU, Its Grief, Storage Closets, Embroidery

Cirque du Soleil, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Past Perfect, Baseball, American Royals, SEO, Green Screen

Daniel Kanter, Weekend Brunch, My Analog Journal, Westworld, Elements of a Home, DIY Library, Face Masks

Knot & Bow, Fancy Dinner, 60s Soundtracks, Alice Guy-Blache, Ultimate Gaslighting, Reno Round 2, Shoe Cabinet

Cecile Davdovici, Sourdough Crackers, Future Nostalgia, Phryne & Crew, The Joy of It, Blogopalooza, Headboard to Pillow

Nancy Meyers, Collard Greens, Bach Cello, Motherland, The Art of the Draft, Blog, Soft of..., Embroidery

About Time, Tisanes & 'Ades, Piano Chill, Star Wars, Becoming, A-Frame Refresh, Painted Canvas

St. Louis Mid-Mod, Boil for 2, Petals for Armor, A New Dawn, Cookbooks, A-Frame Refresh, Pickles

Stoop Wedding, Parmesan Risotto, Paradise, The Great, Heaven and Earth, A-Frame Refresh, Embroidery

SpaceX Aesthetic, Apple Turnovers, Rainy Day Jazz, Crew Dragon Launch, The Power, A-Frame Refresh, Abstract Painting


Juju Just, Turkey Dinner, Birds of Prey, Picard, Too Everything, Warhol Portraits, Candles

Erin Heimstra, Oatmeal Cookies, Morning Mix, Monty Don, Material World, West-South Updates, Backdrops

SS20 Couture, Moroccan Salmon, Upbeat Chill, The Elliots, Bridgerton, Fab Fringe, Shower Bars

Titus Kaphar, Enchiladas Verde, #Nature, The French Dispatch, Edna Lewis, Outdoor Decor, Woodworking

Studio McGee, Kent Mangoes, Zero 7, Derry Girls, Nature of Home, Fab Fringe, Sofa Pillows

Uniqlo SS20, Spicy Ramen, The Romantics, TCM, 2 Bossy Dames, Bits & Bobs, Linen Dress

Domino SP20, Pork Tacos, Ghen Co Vy, The Prisoner (1968), Magazines, Rental Renovation, So Much Soap

And you can rest easy, knowing it's all covered.

You will have someone who will listen to what you want, 
make sure you have what you need, and
show you how to get it done. 

EMPOWERED to make it happen.

You can stop feeling overwhelmed with that big project, and instead feel

regardless of how much time or money you have.

you deserve a well-designed life

Detailed planner, seasoned shopper, & thoughtful creator of easy solutions for the overwhelming design projects in your busy life. 

And I've been helping people just like you for over 20 years.

I'm Mel!


Are overwhelmed with all the decisions to be made,

Keep second-guessing what you've already chosen,

Would like to DIY but don't where where to start,

Aren't sure if you have the right budget for what you need,

Don't know where to go to get the style you want,

Want to stop wasting time on mistakes,

Just can't picture how it's all gonna look together,

show me
how it works

was made just for you!




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