Apartment 46 for the Home


Services Provided
Interior and garden design with a focus on creating uniquely beautiful environments. Specializing in color consultations, finish selection and reworking of existing pieces to maximize potential. Finding the perfect art pieces, curating collections, accessorizing and refreshing old spaces are my first-loves.

Areas Served
San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Danville, Walnut Creek, South Bay, Peninsula

Typical Job Cost
$5000 - $250000

Business Description
Apartment 46 provides full-service interior and garden design. From concept through install it's my goal to create beautiful, personal and comfortable spaces that reflect the individuality of each client. For jobs of all sizes, I offer project management and sub-contractor coordination including bid selection, reference checking and scheduling.

As a Houzz contributing writer I delve into design challenges and solutions for readers each week. In my practice, I help countless families de-clutter their homes, define their style, and create beautiful environments they are extremely happy to live in. It's my hope that I can be a resource for others that share my appreciation for gorgeous gardens, well-made furniture, unique interiors and things with soul.

Certification and Awards
Best of Houzz 2013 and 2014. Featured in Gentry and Romantic Homes
Location:
San Mateo, CA US 
Contact:
Melisa Bleasdale 
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Address:
1618 Palm Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402 
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8 Low-Cost Luxuries With a Big Payoff

Consider the small stuff — like switch plates and throw pillows — to give your home a touch of class Full Story
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Wonderful article.
July 26, 2014 at 12:19PM     
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I'm in the process of pulling Mexican Feather Grass out of my yard because I'm overwhelmed with the seedlings! Even aggressive chopping of the seed heads has not helped. Going to go for some Coastal Rosemary or Breath of Heaven instead. Sad, but sick of pulling up baby grasses from just about everywhere.
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Holly Daley
I love the chartreuse color ; what is the name of this plant please.
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Breath of Heaven. It smells amazing and has a soft movement.
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Decorating With Rugs: From Craft to Art Form

Learn how rugs can bring warmth and beauty into your home Full Story
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I have been trying to source a white and black maroccan rug for some time either in wa or on line in aus can anyone help thanks
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Who Says a Dining Room Has to Be a Dining Room?

Chucking the builder’s floor plan, a family reassigns rooms to work better for their needs Full Story
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Becky Harris
Oh for heaven's sake. She saw a great deal on lots of wonderful titles in antique editions and scooped them up at a great bargain. Books everyone in the family could enjoy as books, including one super score, a first edition Dorothy Draper "Decorating Is Fun!" book, something many of us would pay much more than she paid for the whole box. I love books and I would do the same thing. Her preference was to organize them by color, so what? Are people who read books not allowed to arrange them by color?

I understand when people get annoyed when others buy books just to fill in and decorate, trust me, that decorator years ago who turned the books around backwards drove me out of my gourd. However, that wasn't the case here, so please go find something more positive to do with your time than complain about someone who scored a bargain on a box of antique books to add to her collection and likes to color coordinate.
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SHARP STUDIO
very cute. you seem to have enough room. I would have moved the bed out from the wall. easier to make it. and a tray on the window seat could serve as a night stand. this would also give you space for a very small night stand on the right of the bed as well.
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Bed crowns are the best! Lovely! Sharp Studio, I'm sure your interpretation would also have been lovely but we're all commenting on the work All For Show did and not what we ourselves would have done. I'd be proud to sleep in that space. :)
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12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You

The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info Full Story
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LOVE that you are not "by accident" builders. :)
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Elizabeth Barkley
HGTV is NOT Interior Design. There is so much misinformation out there and too many Debby Decorators trying to pass themselves off as Professionals. People do your homework. Hire someone who has had formal training. I am not an Interior Designer, I hired one and she saved me from making some colossal mistakes.
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Elizabeth, thank you for stating that. I can't stress enough the importance of getting that formal education and experience as interior design is so much more then what you see on the surface.
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Click "edit" in the top left corner of your ideabook, it will change the look of the page and then you can drag and drop photos into the order you want. Hit "Done" or "Save" when you are finished moving them.
August 21, 2014 at 5:08PM     
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How to Turn a Side Yard Into a Glorious Garden Room

With just 8 feet or so, you can turn a plain side yard into a garden that lets you get carried away Full Story
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Tall bushes on side of house
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Cheryl Biermann there are a number of products you can use to treat the wood, but I would recommend sanding them down first, to remove any natural fungus and/or mildew spores. I had a tree-trunk table unpleasantly surprise me by growing mushrooms! :) It also depends on the wood. Redwood has a natural sap that allows it to weather beautifully to a natural silver color. Pine rots very easily and is far too soft for that use. All-Weather Marine Poly Urethane is what I use for my outdoor projects. Good luck!
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Chairish
Hello melodeefassero,
You can follow all the steps to purchasing at the below link! So glad you love this piece. Enjoy,
http://shop.chairish.com/products/vintage-teak-dresser

XOXO,
Team Chairish
August 20, 2014 at 9:52AM   
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Happy to share! It's flat weave wool I found at Home Goods.
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So Your Style Is: Eclectic

Bold patterns, clashing tones and a fresh mix of contemporary and classic pieces give the eclectic look its energy Full Story
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Wharfside
What a fun way to use patterns and colour! Love this style of interiors *Hannah
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No one was more outrageously and amazingly eclectic than Tony Duquette. :) It doesn't have to mean crazy and chaotic, but sometimes it is. It's certainly my favorite style and the one I have the most fun with!
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I purchased two bar stools from La Lune and from the very first inquiry phone call, my experience was wonderful. Cindy at La Lune knows the products well and was extremely helpful. Everything arrived ... Read More
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The Elephant Is Definitely in the Room!

An elephant in every room is just the thing to get those simmering issues out into the open Full Story
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David Turner
I love elephant pictures! For some reason they feel homely.
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Design Workshop: The Case for Big Overhead Doors

Garage-style doors are cost-effective solutions for opening rooms to dream views and fresh air — and they’re more stylish than ever Full Story
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alaynelongigro how fabulous! What an amazing place to get married and it's so awesome design was also a big part of your day. :) Stunning photos!
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capeanner
Would it really be that inefficient? Suppose it would also depend on how many hours the door was left up. Have not found that running ceiling fans uses much electricity.
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Like a big garage door opening on the outside...wow, these doors are amazing !
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Guest Picks: Chic Black Accents

Sign up for sophistication with ink-hued furnishings, pillows, artwork and more Full Story
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Oooooh, Brit - we love the all back steerhide! Here's one of our own favorite black accents - a beautiful rustic sunburst mirror in Ebony finish:
http://www.lalunecollection.com/rustic-furniture/accessories/mirror-5050-5054/
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I hired Melisa to outfit a 4 bedroom condo for my short term rental business. She completed the job in 8 weeks, even with a last minute change where I decided ...
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We used Melisa as a designer for our family room. She went above and beyond the call of duty to transform our room into something spectacular. She is incredib...
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