It’s time for another Little Black Book Spotlight! Decor by Nature is run be Melanie, a momma of three over in Victoria, BC. She uses her West Coast surroundings as inspiration for her beautiful art pieces for the home, nursery weddings etc.
Join us in welcoming Decor by Nature today in our Little Black Book Spotlight!
- How did you come up with the name Decor By Nature?
I am drawn to natural elements and nature and wanted to bring that into my products and brand.
- Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am Melanie, mother of 3 boys (all 5 and under), and live in Victoria BC with my husband, 2 cats and a Golden Retriever. My background is in Biology and Wildlife Veterinary medicine. I have a passion for the outdoors and traveling, all of which inspire the quotes and designs I paint.
- What made you want to open up an online decor boutique?
My décor business started when I couldn’t find exactly what I had envisioned for my sons nursery. I want to be able to provide people with unique quality designs for their nursery, playroom or home. I have recently opened my online Etsy shop so I that I could spend more time at home with my boys and reach a wider audience, but I am also involved in many local markets this summer.
- What inspires you most when you are creating?
The natural beauty of the West Coast and my boy’s sense of wonder and adventure are always inspiring to me. I carry a notebook around with me when inspiration hits- it could be a certain pattern, color, or quote that I saw on my travels that gets me excited to sit down and paint.
- What do you want your customers to know?
I want my customers to know how passionate and grateful I am to create pieces for their home. I love what I do and I put lots of love into each piece that I make.
- Would you say your brand portrays a certain style?
I feel that my brand has a few different styles: West Coast, Modern Farmhouse, Rustic, and a bit of Boho. I love so many different styles!
- What makes your brand unique?
I strive to make original designs that incorporate the West Coast, animals, and adventure themes. The quotes I choose aren’t always unique but I hope when I’m painting them they are in a unique way.
- What is it like being an entrepreneurial mom?
I love being able to be with my children at home while they are so young. It’s a bit crazy most days, and my ‘work day’ starts when they’re in bed, but I feel lucky that I am able to do what I love and also be with them.
- Tell us about one of your top sellers!
One of my top sellers is my ‘life lessons’ wood sign. It’s based on the things that I want my boys to do in life. My other top sellers are my wood signs “This is my circus, these are my monkeys” and my BC Animal Tracks.
- What can we look forward to from Decor by Nature in 2018?
In 2018 I am expanding my wedding line with wood sign rentals, custom work, and calligraphy. My other goals are to expand my online Etsy store and offer sign workshops.
Be sure to check out Decor By Nature on their social media or visit their site to order one of her wonderful pieces!