Pleasant Living, LLC
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Rick Shaver and Lee Melahn are the principal designers behind Pleasant Living, LLC, a design firm
concentrating on interior design and custom furniture design for over a quarter of a century in the demanding world of New York City. Since inception, their experience has taken them beyond the city to include projects from coast to coast in the continental United States.

Pleasant Living's services range from complete interior architectural installations to decorating projects under an overarching philosophy that completed designs must reflect the lifestyle and needs of their clients, going well beyond a formulaic approach. For Rick and Lee, it has always been their objective to design beautiful spaces, with the belief that the highest measure of good design is how well it works for the client.

In addition to their interior design work, the design and production of Shaver/Melahn’s furniture is approached with the same spirit. Attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship are the focus, while using indigenous materials hand crafted in America serve as the hallmark of their collections and custom-made pieces.

Rick and Lee's work has been seen in numerous international and national publications including House Beautiful, Veranda, Ellle Deocr and The New York Times! We have also been nominated and showcased inside the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, in addition to other charitable venues including: DIFFA, Dining by Design, and The Bailey Hart House Annual Fundraiser.

Please send a message or call today to begin the process of reimagining your space!

Services Provided
Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Color Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Closets, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Drafting, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Home Office Design, Interior Design, Interior Design Photography, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Living Room Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Space Planning, Sunroom Design & Construction, Wine Cellar Design, Kitchen Remodeling

Areas Served
Bayonne, Belleville, Bergenfield, Borough of Bronx, Cliffside Park, Clifton, Eastchester, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Fort Lee, Ft Lee, Garfield, Guttenberg, Hackensack, Harrison, Hasbrouck Heights, Hoboken, Inwood, Jersey City, Kearny, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, New York, Newark, North Arlington, North Bergen, Nutley, Palisades Park, Passaic, Paterson, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, River Edge, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Secaucus, Teaneck, Tenafly, Union City, Wallington, Weehawken, West New York, Yonkers, Englewood, Leonia, Manhattan, Maywood

Certifications and Awards
Allied Member, ASID
New York's Top 100 Designers, Gotham Magazine
Kips Bay Show House Participant
Design MMoCA Designer
ASFD Pinnacle Award Nominee
Manhattan Interior Designer & Decorator | 2X Best of Houzz

Contact: Lee Melahn
Location: 33 West 89th Street Suite 1C
New York City, NY 10024
Typical Job Costs: $50,000 - 1,500,000
Commented: What is the fabric on the sofa? The fabric is from Donghia it is a Calvin fabric. If you would like more information we'd be more than happy to be your agent in pricing and then placing an order for the fabric. Although since this f...
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Commented: Sideboard table by fireplace The sideboards are from our own Mendota collection. We offer it in custom sizes and wood finishes.The tops on these pictured are concrete, we offer the concrete versions in various alternate colors. W...
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Commented: I love the bar top, how/where did you get that finish? The bar top is zinc and custom made
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Commented: Sofa table The console was designed by us to fit exactly around the sectional and was custom made by our manufacturer
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Commented: Wall color We used Benjamin Moore Elmira White (HC84) with a flat finish. But we always recommend a client have at least 3 choices and that you paint them on 20"x30" foam core panels. Then hold them up...
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Commented: Sofa table The sofa wrap-around console was custom built to our design
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