Business Owners: Kick Off your New Year with a New Look !!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Now Mignonne offers their unique brand of design services for commercial projects, big or small. The same level of personalized care, unique ideas and a menu of options to support your ideas for refreshing existing looks to redesign from scratch.

Mignonne's team of craftpersons include artisanal carpenters, painters and upholsterers, all guided by artist Johnelle Mancha's creative leadership. Johnelle consults with you to understand your vision, needs and budget ... and then provides a host of options for you to review and select from. From there, she oversees every aspect of the project ... checking in along the way to ensure your vision becomes reality.

Mignonne can provide recent references from satisfied clients in the SF bay area.

Why not give us a call to explore your possibilities for the new year?

Here are some photos from a few of our commercial design projects:

Jewelrism, darling new jewelry boutique in San Francisco's Fillmore District. Note the custom Mignonne paint touches to include color selection of the facade and a handpainted wall mural in an eye-catching focal color. Also of note are the custom spool wall, handmade mirrors by Brian Hill using salvaged wood and vintage furniture pieces for displaying merchandise.

Here is another local transformation ... Keter Salon in Berkeley's Fourth Street District ... with custom handmilled herringbone flooring, another handpainted wall treatment, mirrors with reclaimed wood, new salon stations and cool salvaged lockers for client storage ... click the link to see even more 'after' photos of Mignonne's design work.

do your white sale finds justice with a custom headboard from Mignonne!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Did you know that you can find a fabulous new bed at Mignonne for a fraction of the price in most retail locations?

Choose from a reenvisioned vintage headboard like this one :

Or, consult with us to design your own unique padded headboard ( sizes twin to king )in colors and textiles to fit the design of your room and your pocketbook ... like this one ... a California King Mignonne designed and finished for a client! Herringbone, cotton black and cream print, red lambswool piping and buttons!:

Of course, you can always bring in your old headboard for restoration ... we can repaint and transform, expand it to a larger size or work with you to complete your vision!

January is the month for all of those fabulous white sales ... don't bring home beautiful new bedding to a tired old bed ... let us help you bring new life to something old and help you sustain a lovely look in one of the most important rooms of your home.

( don't forget Mignonne offers a full range of design services to help achieve the looks you deserve in your home ... at affordable prices and options for all budgets )

Ends December 11th! Don't Miss the Mignonne Giveaway on Apartment Therapy!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Yes, you can win some of our amazing, handmade pillows using one-of-a-kind, rare and collectible vintage textiles!!

These beautiful pillows are made with the quality you expect from Mignonne ... with all of the extra details that set them apart from the big-box, factory style producers.

Our pillows are handmade covers with zipper, and a separate down insert. This means they can be removed and cleaned when needed ... maintain them with care and they will last for years.

One pillow utilizes very collectible Suzani fabric, linen, and zipper covering a down-filled cushion. Another pillow utilizes original 1960s vintage textiles in new condition, linen, and a zipper covering a down-filled cushion.

The signup for this giveaway ends December 11th, so hurry and CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to enter for your chance to win the pair! Yes that's right, THE PAIR!!!

*please note, Apartment Therapy limits participants to residents of the U.S. only, one entry per person.

Mignonne Décor's Home Design Services

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Did you know Johnelle now brings her art background to custom design services for your home? Johnelle and her team offer a full range of services to redesign one or more room interiors. Mignonne provides interior home painting, flooring makeovers, custom bookshelves, hand-painted furniture or redesign of your existing pieces, upholstery, scouting services and more.

We offer an easy, one-hour consultation where we listen to your ideas and incorporate them into affordable plans to create the room or rooms of your dreams!

Give us a call to schedule your consultation now. This would also make a perfect gift for someone you know who wants to tackle a home interior project, but doesn't know where to begin!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

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The Holidays ... Pret à Porter (To Go!)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

We've been scouting and saving lovely glassware and other vintage goodies for the holiday season. Mignonne's 'elves' have been hard at work, gift wrapping special treasures to make finding your unique gift for that special someone even easier.

And now, because you've been nice (instead of naughty!), we've decided to give all of our customers an early Christmas gift!

20% off of all of our pre-wrapped Holiday treats! Now THRU Christmas, just come by and peruse the fun choices ... make your selection early to ensure a great variety to pick from ... and enjoy holiday savings courtesy of Mignonne !!!

doesn't get much better than that!

Event Services @ Mignonne!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thinking about a special holiday event in December? Planning now for that spring wedding? Mignonne has expanded our services to include a range of wedding and event support with vintage furniture rentals, planning and coordination services to bring that certain flair to your day.

We specialize in unique, attainable and eco-friendly design. We bring our artistic savvy and pricing sensibility to our event services, offering a variety of options for every budget. Whether you are looking for vintage accent pieces to make the event stand out in photos and memories ... or having an artistic partner help you come up with fun and affordable ideas for a special look ... we are here to help plan and coordinate your project.

Johnelle's assistant Rebekah heads up our new event services. Give her or Johnelle a call to learn more about how Mignonne can help you make your upcoming event unforgettable.

Don't Miss Mignonne's post-Thanksgiving Sale!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Come into Mignonne this weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun) and enjoy 20% off the entire store! We've got lots of vintage stocking stuffers and gift wrapped sets, let us help you find that perfect gift for those on your list!

Or we can create one just for you ... one of our affordable, custom painted furniture pieces might be just the thing !!

Don't Miss Today's Pre-Holiday Sale!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

We are having a pre-holiday sale at Mignonne all day Saturday, November 20th.

Enjoy 20% off any one piece of furniture — you choose any one piece of revamped furniture for 20% off, including upholstery!

Spruce up AND save at the same time. Our items are individually recrafted by hand, with amazing details that ensure each piece is uniquely beautiful.

Stop by Saturday 11:30 - 7:00 to take advantage of this special sale!


Friday, November 19, 2010

We all prefer to have unique design elements in our home. If you can make that happen AND support the concept of reutilisation at the same time, it is even better. Hitting the trifecta is having all that at attainable prices.

At Mignonne, we specialize in affordable, one-of-a-kind luxurious designs. Johnelle combines her art background and design savvy to produce amazing furniture pieces that are functional works of art.

We scour our sources to rescue old, discarded items headed for the landfill and transform them ... repairing, restoring, repainting, reupholstering ... all with love and an artist's touch.

The results are amazing and within reach for you! Give us a call to see what's in stock or how we can help on a custom project for you.

Check out a recent project, "Chevalier"!

not your everyday gift ideas ...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

sure you can hit the big box store and buy one of those mass produced, fauxthentic holiday gift like everyone else ... OR

you can check out Mignonne's ever changing variety of unique, one of a kind treasures ... big and small ... to please the special someones on your list.

whether it is a tiny vintage teacup, amazing French barware, retro glassware, or maybe a beautiful custom designed pillow or upholstered furniture piece, or a terrific hand-painted table or other reclaimed furniture item ... there is no end to unique possibilities to be found at Mignonne.

Here's a couple of glimpses to whet your inspiration appetite ... colorful vintage stemware ... or why not a cool vintage game set?

fun times, fun times!!

sneak peek .... shhhhhh!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Johnelle returned from Brantôme with an unbelievable collection of vintage French textiles which will be incorporated into our upcoming upholstered furniture items being prepared now, in time for the holiday season! Stop by to check out the latest or perhaps to see about your own custom project at Mignonne.

Better hurry before the word gets out!

Home for the Holidays

Monday, November 1, 2010

psst ... not sure if you noticed but today is November 1st. We know, we know! we can't believe it either!

At Mignonne, getting your home ready for all of those entertaining moments is easier for you and your pocketbook. Whether you are wanting to spruce up your dining room xith a new table and chairs or buffet ... dress up your tabletop with vintage textiles or glassware ... or find a little something unique for a gift? we have been busy preparing for you, plus we will have more as the weeks advance.

Don't forget that you don't have to buy a new furniture piece, you can also bring in one of your favorites from home for some of Johnelle's transformative TLC.

Stay tuned here to see more sneak peeks and holiday surprises we have in store for you.

This season, its all about COLOR!

Monday, October 25, 2010

And at Mignonne, we have it! whether you select one of our hand-painted furniture pieces, a glam upholstered number from our selection of rescued and transformed chairs, couches or ottomans ... or you bring in something of your own for that design pop .. . we have all the colorful options you've been looking for. Give us call!

Spruce up for Holiday Entertaining!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Can't believe it is already that time of year. If you've been thinking that your home could use a holiday makeover ... why not think of upgrading a favorite piece or adding less expensive dimensions to your design? Revamping something already in your home ... such as a fresh coat of paint or new textiles on a chair ... incorporating some unique pillows with your couch ... adding some vintage glassware ... Upgrading what you already have is a great reutilisation concept and something that Mignonne Décor can help with.

Let Johnelle's vision add some sparkle and avoid those big box stores!

oh happy day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

the last church pew we found and transformed was so popular ... we snagged this one in a heartbeat. You can make a dramatic statement by incorporating a piece like a pew into your room design. These interesting and historical items serve well in a kitchen, can be used in a living space or entry and even as an outdoor element on a terrace.

This one has been re-envisioned in an electric turquoise blue and retains some of its original elements such as the songbook holder and hooks. Check out the amazing details (columns, inlay design) in person by stopping by our shop to check it out!

look book!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Get inspired with Mignonne's new "Look Book", a photobook featuring past projects with ideas for furniture pieces and décor for all areas of the home. This little number can help our lovely clients when choosing new colors, fabrics and designs ... ♥ Stop by to check it out and receive a free consultation on your project of the moment!

New Service @ Mignonne!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mignonne now offers rental options for our furniture and decor ... spice up your special event ... weddings, parties, etc. We also partner with event planners to create that perfect look. Inquire for details!

We recently provided furniture services for a bay area wedding, pic below ...

she lives the life she loves and she loves the life she lives ...

Monday, September 6, 2010

There is an old saying that goes "The shoemaker's son is always barefoot" ... meant to imply that many times you find that the home life of a professional doesn't always reflect their skills or talents...and sometimes that is true.

But not in the case of Johnelle Mancha, proprietaire and driving force of Mignonne Décor. In fact, her adorable pied à terre was recently feature in SF's Apartment Therapy. Described as reminiscent of a salon from 1920s Paris ... the same inspiration and creativity reflected in Mignonne's furniture finds is on display throughout Johnelle's petite oasis.

We're sharing a few photos from the feature ... but just CLICK HERE to read the entire article and confirm why Mignonne Décor is the place to make your design dreams a reality.

holy cow!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

go mod with this retro bench transformed with charcoal denim, cow hide and linen. talk about a conversation piece! always something new and forward happening at Mignonne Décor!

marigold is marvelous!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

pair of sweet stools up for grabs at Mignonne! perk up your kitchen or kid's room with these little babies ...

revamped = one of a kind!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

check out this adorable little table, reimagined and transformed with vintage wallpaper and lovely paint details. While this sweetie has sold, Mignonne Décor can customize something just as unique for you. Choose from our stock of vintage papers and fabrics, as well as a selection of beautiful colors and painting techniques.

give us a call for help with your project ... affordable and creative options await!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Mignonne now has the most amazing pillows in store ... for some time now, Johnelle has been collecting vintage textiles during her travels and scouting ventures ... and now we have partnered with a great artisan to transform these textiles into beautifully designed pillows and cushions for your home.

These are well-crafted, handmade accessories for any room ... they are functional, too! They've been designed with zippers to remove and clean the covers, the pillow interiors are down.

Definitely worth checking out the next time you stop in!

Mignonne Décor featured in Oakland Magazine!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The July/August issue of Oakland Magazine's "On The Way" department highlights the up and coming San Pablo Avenue shopping district. Included with Caffé Trieste, Sea Salt and Twisters is Mignonne Décor and our approach to home furnishings ... custom designed, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces restored and repurposed just for our clients.

Check out the article here, page 30 in Oakland Magazine.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mignonne is continuing our chair design partnership with textile artist Gina Perincini of Flock. In addition to our line of custom dining chairs, customer can now select occasional chairs for purchase ... or bring in one for custom design treatment.

Here's an example of what you can select. This vintage Federal armchair, circa 1940s has been covered with flax colored linen featuring an avocado green hand-screened fern print. Notice the quality details such as crosshatched offsetting fabric utilized on the cushion piping chair back.

So here we have an eco-friendly option (one less item in the landfill!), repurposed by local artisans (yay!), uniquely beautiful (won't be seeing the same furnishings at your friend's house) and waiting to find a home!

If you have a tired old chair you've been thinking of dumping ... give us a call and we'll help you transform it into something affordably amazing!


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