Designer Vignette: Melissa Hardwick


A West Coast Casual Vignette by Melissa Hardwick

After winning the opportunity to design a vignette in the Van Gogh Designs BC Showroom, Interior Designer, Melissa Hardwick, created a beautiful west coast casual design, inspired by the colours and textures of nature.


The "Design a Vignette" Contest

We ran a contest on Instagram to give two interior designers the opportunity to let their creativity run wild as they design a vignette in our BC showroom. Each designer began with the blank canvas of an empty room with white walls. 

The designers furnished their vignettes with custom upholstered furniture, handcrafted by our team in South Surrey, BC. With hundreds of styles and fabrics to choose from, the designers were given the freedom to create the perfect custom furniture for their design vision. They also selected furniture such as coffee tables, side tables and mirrors from our global collection, The Goods

Both designers decided to include paintings created by some of the local artists whose artwork we display in our BC Showroom. They also received a budget to purchase additional artwork and decor items from wherever they chose, to complete their desired aesthetic. 


Melissa Hardwick Interior Designer


Meet Melissa Hardwick

This week, we are excited to showcase the vignette created by Melissa Hardwick, a talented Interior Designer based in New Westminster, BC. Melissa’s passion for design began as a child, and has evolved through an upbringing of blended design styles and her hybrid design education. She is inspired by her love of travel, architecture, art and nature. 

Melissa believes that interior design is a personal reflection of our lifestyle, aesthetic, and values. She feels that living in a space that is uniquely designed, crafted with intention, and created with purpose will elevate the life and experience of its inhabitants.


Melissa Hardwick's Van Gogh Designs Vignette


Melissa's West Coast Casual Vignette

Melissa’s shared with us that her design goal for this vignette was to envelop the user in a sumptuous and serene space of colour and texture. She cocooned the room in a deep, rich blue that is indicative of the ocean and added wood, for an organic element and warm notes. The colour palette was influenced from the beauty in nature. She used varying textures on all the seating, to create layers of warmth and coziness, while bringing interest and tension with pattern. 


Melissa Hardwick's Van Gogh Designs Vignette


Working with Melissa

With her warm and upbeat personality, Melissa was a pleasure to work with as she designed this vignette for our showroom. This was our first time working with Melissa and we loved her creativity and excitement for exploring our customization options. Melissa loves building relationships and collaborating with her clients to turn visions into reality. We look forward to working with Melissa again in the future to help create the perfect furniture for her designs. In our next blog post, we are looking forward to sharing the vignette designed by our other contest winner!


Alpine Gold by Linda Klippenstein

Painting: “Alpine Gold” by Linda Klippenstein - Available for purchase at Van Gogh Designs' BC Showroom


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