Hi, my name is Melissa Nichols. I am a designer and curator of all things pretty. Polka dots, birds and coffee are just a few of my favorite things. My dream came true when my husband and I bought our first home in beautiful Oregon where I spend my days decorating and re-arranging daily.
Home décor is something I have always had a knack for and have enjoyed doing. When I get a new table, I look forward to going to the store and picking out a new runner, maybe a tray and some new scented candles. When we moved into our new home, I took my tiny under-the-stairs bathroom and decorated it with a gallery wall and succulents. I am that person that can’t wait for the season to change so I can spruce up my front porch with seasonal goodies.
My friends and family would ask me for help all time with décor questions, send me pictures asking me, “What am I missing?” and, “Does this look good?” I would go shopping with them, looking for the perfect décor item, and I would always have so much fun and I loved to help. One day, after helping a family member re-arrange her living room, I thought, “I wish this could be my job, it doesn’t even feel like work and I love doing it.” Then I came up with an idea: Why don’t I start my own business helping people with their home décor needs? And that, my friends, is how Lovely Vision got started.
The name, “Lovely Vision” came to me a few years ago when I started a blog about my daily walk with God. The blog was inspired by the verses in Philippians 4:8-9: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think on such things.” The word “lovely” stood out to me and has always been one of my favorite words. It simply means exquisitely beautiful. But it’s not just talking about a beauty from the outside, it’s also referring to a beauty that is found on the inside. God tells us in His Word to “think about lovely things” and by doing so we are focusing on how He sees the world, through His lens; through His vision. That is how Lovely Vision came to life. It’s this idea that we are seeing the world how God sees it and living in expectation of what He is doing and showing us.
Want to work with me? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org