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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Thank you, it's a resin planter bought online for the client. Search "Tall resin planters" and they should come up.
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Design Workshop: Put Industrial Mesh to Work Around the Home

From open gratings to fine weaves, commercial metal mesh is a durable and beautiful choice for residences too Full Story
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Chock full of great ideas! Thx for sharing.
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jennilin
What kind of maintenance does the metal mesh require? My husband is worried that it may rust if it isn't treated.
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Melinda Mandell
Thank you so much, @Serra Design! What a nice compliment!
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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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JB Fisher Properties
Love, love, love the switch plates!
June 25, 2014 at 2:27pm     
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I am so glad floor outlets were mentioned. The first time I saw them I was about 7 years old, at my parents' friends house in downtown Milan and I thought they were unique and somewhat interesting. 40 years later I am building the house of my dreams and I am installing floor outlets :) hubby and builder thought I was crazy, but you guys know what I mean !
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My Houzz: Light and Serenity Fill an 1890 Home

Remodeling enhances a Jerusalem home’s architecture while bringing in more sunlight and a peaceful vibe Full Story
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I am so in love with the stone archways and soul of the home! It feels so warm and special. Totally smitten with the colored mosaic bathroom tile. :) Thank you for sharing it!
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CHICAGO MOSAICS
I see that the clean and similarity of color brings a peaceful and controlled vision to this home but don't forget to enliven the environment with some color, art and pattern Stone work can be very cold and forbidding. Mosaics by Chicago Mosaics would add the warmth and historical value while using monochromatic materials to harmonize with the existing interiors.
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A great Reno. What's not to love!!!
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Here's How to Steer Clear of 10 Top Design Don'ts

Get interiors that look professionally styled even if you're taking the DIY route, by avoiding these common mistakes Full Story
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Floor outlets! Houzz has a lot of awesome info on them and they are magical when it comes to putting things where you want them and not where wall outlets are. :)
July 16, 2014 at 1:38pm     
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Catherine Gibson, thank you for the good idea about ceiling lights. If the reading light you propose requires electricity I still have the problem of no available outlets if I move furniture away from the walls.
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Yeah, I have the same issue. I just have some furniture up against the walls. Can't be helped and while it would be nice to put furniture precisely where I want it, reality frequently intervenes. I do needlework and need light, free hands, and a comfy chair.
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Decorating: Genius Ways to Put the Humble Pallet to Stylish Use

Freely available and fantastically useful, pallets are just waiting to be given a new life in your home... Full Story
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Love. :)
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April and the Bear
Hi Beverly - I'm not sure where they are from. Great pieces though!
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Beverly Anderson Interior Design - Those red stacking stools are MARIUS from IKEA. I believe they now offer them in white and teal.
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Home Depot! :) I found them at the San Mateo/Foster City Home Depot but they should all be carrying LeGrand's Adorne line.
July 14, 2014 at 3:08pm   
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July 11, 2014
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Stick to Branches for Naturally Beautiful Lighting

When you combine trees and technology, your lighting is as organic as it is versatile Full Story
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Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske
I love mine! No spider issues :) It's beautiful at all the times of the day and it especially reminds me of a full moon at night.
July 9, 2014 at 4:03am     
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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 incredibly passionate about her ideas and drives... Read More
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meant to say it started at 7am. :)
June 27, 2014 at 1:40pm   
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Why yes, Thank you.. we are very happy with your products and try to use them in all of our projects. The Clients REALLY appreciate the styling as well.
June 25, 2014 at 12:06pm     
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Multipurpose Wonders: Vintage Crates

Hold everything — these accessible storage containers are full of texture, patina and vintage character, and you can get them for a song Full Story
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Sara Lombard
Fill those crates with unique pieces.
I love this style of mixing old with new!
Take a look at some of my amazing finds!! https://www.etsy.com/shop/LillyQueenVintage
March 24, 2013 at 7:49am     
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I recently did a playroom and added them to the walls to hold art supplies. Craigslist is also a really great source.
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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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A friend of mine turned me onto the Houzz website once he knew that I had just purchased a condo and was looking to furnish it. As I looked through the site I ...
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After going through a major remodel including the main floor of the house and the landscaping of the back yard, I wasn't completely satisfied with the "cookie c...
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Melisa at Apartment 46 has an amazing eye for curating and collecting! I have used her shop as a resource for those "special touches" that bring my own design p...
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I am absolutely in love with the bedroom Melisa designed for me! I love her taste, but moreover I very much appreciate that she incorporated ME into every aspec...
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