Tuesday, August 12, 2014

At Mignonne we've always looked at fashion and d├ęcor as hand in hand. Ex Disney artist Justin Jorgenson articulated this sentiment perfectly in a recent presentation he gave on his dandy dress up event, Dapper Day. He described how dress and decorum can elevate one another, and about age old the tradition of dressing with to respect your surroundings.

When pondering this concept in respects to one’s decorum, it reminds one of how looking great can make one feel great as well, and we say the background setting makes all the difference. As our favorite Men’s Warehouse spokesperson likes to say about a great outfit “You’ll love the way you look, I guarantee it.” To those of us at Mignonne, 'the way you look' doesn't just pertain to the clothes on your back. The enjoyable challenge, as we see it, is in creating an environment that perpetuates good feelings and your own unique flare. Combing function with style is what great interior design is all about.

We love working with clients with interests and taste, helping them to accentuate their style, and get even more enjoyment out of seeing the pieces they love, living up to their full potential. Yes we have our look, and that's one of the things people return to us for, but we're not the center of our own universe. Helping someone make their ideal living space is about collaborating, our interior design process focuses on needs of the client, in conjunction with elevating an overall look. We don't want to create a museum space you can't communicate with, we want to create beautiful living spaces, to flourish in.

All of the pictures above are residential storage and decor solutions by designer Johnelle Mancha and the Mignonne team based on the needs, the intended use of the space, and the style of the clients, including a hidden TV set, floating and built in shelves, and styling of new and existing pieces in combination. These kind of solutions alleviate the need for ugly shelving units and other unsightly storage areas. Just like your pants aren't only there to cover up your bum, your decor solutions should provide use as well as a place to express your style!

Dress up your home for fashion and for function, and just see how good it makes you feel.

We're always available to start a conversation about interior design solutions with you, to help you get the most out of the things you love. If you'd like to reach us, shoot us an email at

xoxo mignonne


Friday, July 25, 2014

Not a new trend by any means, textiles featuring botanical (leaves, fruits, palm fronds etc.) and floral designs have seen many incarnations. Lets just call them florals for the sake of simplicity.
The beauty of nature is a subject well depicted in textiles throughout history. In the feminine and masculine camps alike. In the world of design today, we can see, the flowers are indeed blooming, so to speak.

Located above the Mignonne showroom is our upholstery and design workshop, the Fabric Room. There we house and curate a large assemblage of unique textiles, utilizing this collection in our interior design and custom upholstery endeavors. Our Fabric Room inventory includes a selection of vintage, modern, contemporary and indigenous textiles, including, but not limited to, some of our very favorite florals.

A few floral styles we love are: psychedelic or mod, flora and fauna, color block prints and traditional indigenous textiles like the quilted bedspread pictured above, thanks to REIF HAUS for the awesome example, and any vintage darling that catches the eye, like the vibrant upholstery on the funky modern chair in picture three, found on Flickr . All of which can be found living among our vintage and contemporary collections.

A pop of summer, like in the bar nook in the first picture, from the blog Sparkles and Pretending can keep in warm feelings all year long. And don't forget how well they pair, there's a floral to accompany just about any pattern or decor you like. In the second picture above, from HOUSE & GARDEN, they've even paired multiple different florals together, giving the room a fresh, spring garden feel.

Interior Design consults with lead designer Johnelle Mancha are available by the hour. Upholstery projects include a one hour design consultation with one of our lead designers and an opportunity to select from our curated collection of textiles, be it a lovely floral or something else you may be inspired by this summer! For questions and quotes, shoot us an email at

xoxo mignonne

Modern Interiors

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What are the first words that come to mind when you hear Mignonne Decor?  Probably colorful, vintage, repurposed, bohemian and the like.  We're known for giving new life to old bones, and we love doing it!  But just like any artist that is continually changing and adapting to new concepts, Mignonne is too.  Our interior design business is booming with new ideas, and right now we are totally digging modern interiors! 

Shown in photo four (bottom right) is an in home interior design project we did recently for a client.  Above the fireplace is a flat screen TV (!) that we customized a sculptural modern mirror cover for, to add depth and movement to the space.  On either side of the mirrors are custom cabinets made with unstained white oak and modern pulls, with added speaker cloth to make the acoustics of the room equally as awesome as the modern aesthetic!  Light a fire, put your feet up and turn up the Netflix. Am I right? 

Photo one is a similar example of a modern cabinetry style and TV cover found on Lushhome.  There are tons of artistic ways to keep the flatscreen from being the main attraction all the time.  Just like Mignonne's example in photo four, the cover is attached on a modern unseen recessed track, making it convenient and easy to reveal whenever the situation arises.

The speaker cloth as part of the built in cabinetry in photo two adds a great modern look, tons of storage, and superior sound quality to this gorgeous room.  We love that cabinetry is no longer limited to kitchens, but living and bedrooms too!  This photo and similar cabinetry styles can be found at Dura Supreme Cabinetry.  

The custom asymmetrical wooden handles shown in photo three are a perfect example of stylizing modern cabinetry in a a unique way that suits the space.  These cabinets, found on, reside in a small, renovated 1920's prewar apartment in Brooklyn, New York.  The designer kept the charm and complimented the space throughout the entire apartment by using only one paint color paired with natural wood.  Talk about elegant.

Thinking about bringing a little more modern into your life?  We have a variety of design services  or check out our site for more transformation ideas.  And email us at to start a conversation about a project of your own.  

xoxo mignonne 


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