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L A U R A M E L L I N G  designer / stylist / creative director

picnic vibes from the series i dreamed up last year with @studio___block @andrea_mclean @theaviary_ca. we are hatching plans for this summer + would love to hear your thoughts ✨
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is friday a good day? do you prefer lunch or later afternoon? casual conversation or more guided experience with a speaker? tag a friend you’d like to invite :)
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this is what happens when @studio___block and I go on an inspiration gathering trip together ✨
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after wandering through the souks in Marrakech + Essaouira we selected these gems to start our Moroccan rug collection. some vintage, some new. have to be honest, we were a little worried about how they would feel in our more modern context but after rolling them out in the crisp white environment of @theaviary_ca they feel like the perfect balance of wabi sabi :) .
not sure on their final homes yet, some may stay part of our collections and some may end up in projects. feeling grateful we took a risk to bring these pieces home + can’t wait to use to transform upcoming spaces ✨
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kitchen island turned creative workspace for @mosaic_homes. to give this space that lived in quality we love I sat at the island to sketch + gather concept imagery similar to what I would do in my studio
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if you look closely you will usually find hints of me in the spaces we design - here the notebook includes sketches of my stool design, as well as my watch + glasses :)
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design @lmelling
photo @jonmcmorran
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I think we probably went through at least twenty other variations of this gallery wall composition before arriving at our favourite :) .
we went with a linear gallery wall for this space + combined a variety of prints with photographs. by using the same thin oak frame for all pieces, we were able to introduce a common element to connect the collection
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after looking at many many iterations on screen, @poisieme suggested we do a mock-up on the studio wall which really helped us to develop the composition. as amazing a tool the computer is, I often come back to more tactile ways of working
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design @lmelling
photo @pineconecamp .
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starting the week with concept for a new commercial space, reflecting on all the incredible installations + galleries i have come across recently. I love when a space invites us to wander and explore, and when the space that houses the work is equally as compelling as the collection itself .
what’s your favourite gallery or installation of recent memory?
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photo credit @____fatima .
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one of the parts I love about my work is the opportunity to connect with artists, makers, designers + other creatives to dream up ways to collaborate on spaces + experiences. it’s my jam :)
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we recently connected with Vancouver based @scottsueme for a studio tour + had the opportunity to buy a piece from his collection for one of our spaces. I’m such a fan of Scott’s work - his palette, imagery and composition feel so compelling
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it just so happens that Scott has a show at @kimotogallery opening next Friday! I would highly recommend checking it out if you’re in Vancouver
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design @lmelling
client @mosaic_homes
millwork @precisionwerkz
photo @jonmcmorran
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back in the studio after a few weeks away + wishing I had this lovely pegboard from our recent project with @mosaic_homes to organize all the inspiration gathered ✨
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design @lmelling
photo @jonmcmorran .
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