Melanie is an interior designer, fine artist, decorative painter and partner in Beaux-Artes. As an interior designer, her specialty is classical interiors using ornamentation, plaster hand painted ceilings, and traditional style French wall panels combined with decorative and fine art canvases. She and her husband, Stuart, and son, Hudson, began Beaux-Artes with a unique line of historically inspired Classical decorative products designed for modern interior applications to provide a classical alternative to common industrial features, such as HVAC grilles and recessed lights.
Melanie is passionate about the rebirth of the new Classicism. The term classical as it relates to excellence in human endeavor whether it is mathematics, art, architecture or music. This blog is devoted to the expansion of the classical language to include the classical principles in interior design, architecture of residences and all types of buildings and the arts. The future of the Classical tradition is in our hands.