our story

Méli Mélo which translates to “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” is a perfect name for a decorating service that mixes beautiful objects that reflect today’s relaxed lifestyle with a sense of luxury and comfort.

Debra Blanchard

Meli Melo Home Founder and Owner Debra Blanchard is a former executive with years of experience on both the wholesale and retail side of the fashion industry. Opening a store to educate people on the latest trends and product designs to help them develop their own decorative sense and style, seemed the next natural chapter. The store which became a staple for furnishings and gifts for local shoppers in Bernardsville then Chatham.

“I wanted to create an environment that exudes warmth and hospitality by achieving a delicate balance between old and new, antique and modern, formal and informal” and she did for over 10 years.

Debra also offered her expert advice and services to her clients…Whether it was decorating/styling a house to call home or staging a home that entices a new buyer or welcomes seasonal guests for the holidays. She found that the design part of the business began to take up more of her time as she was referred to more and more clients.

It was then Debra decided to close the store and dedicate her time to interior decorating and design. A passion which shows in each and every one of her projects.