Melissa Rufty

New Orleans interior designer MELISSA RUFTY’s style is described as Southern elegance with a modern twist, and with Melissa’s penchant for mixing old with new and modern with antiques, I have to agree. As a Southerner, I find it challenging to marry Southern tradition with my more modern aesthetic, so Melissa’s design portfolio has been a welcomed inspiration.

The founder of MMR Interiors, Melissa has been a favorite of design bloggers for years, but I recently discovered her work in a back issue of House Beautiful. When I read that Melissa’s favorite flower was the Magnolia and that her favorite guilty pleasure was watching TV in a bubble bath, I knew I would love her style.

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    quintessence says:
    February 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I absolutely love Melissa Rufty – for all the same reasons you do- and I’m not even southern! These are wonderful examples of her fabulous style – how fantastic is that tortoise shell!!