We cordially welcome to a experience a journey rich in colour, pattern and design through our website pages. At Melodi Horne we are passionate about producing quality soft furnishings and beautifully handcrafted products. Our pieces are bespoke, custom designed to offer our clients individuality, versatility and choice by offering uniquely crafted products.
We produce, statement piece, handmade, lampshades showcasing our trademark coloured linen linings (55 colours), exclusively designed fabrics and wallpapers. We offer the most luxurious and unusual Ikats, hand crafted lamp bases, beautiful cushions and furniture. Melodi Horne's mission is to reinvent and combine traditional aspects of design that can be used in any classic or contemporary setting offering versatility, style and character.
All our products are lovingly hand made in England, in small quantities and we are fastidious about attention to detail. We are based in Notting Hill, London and support the cottage industry in the North of England and throughout the UK. Our manufacturers are carefully sourced and our ethos has always been to invest in life long relationships and collaborations with our treasured and highly respected crafts people. Our fabrics are printed in England and sourced from around the world including the UK.
We offer a bespoke, custom made service to designers and clients in order to meet with individual requirements such as, different size/shape cushions, custom painted lamp-bases, lampshade frames with bespoke fittings or different coloured linings to the ones we suggest.
The Designer - Melina Blaxland-Horne
Melina was born in Athens, Greece however, grew up in London, England. As a child, she was fascinated to observe the various textures, colours, design and attention to detail that went into objects of art, paintings, fabrics and antiques, which she found at home in abundance as her parents were passionate collectors of art and antiques. Each piece had a story to tell. Melina's maternal grandmother Iro was a natural creative, with impressive sewing and knitting skills. She became an important source of inspiration for Melina during her early years.
She was often encouraged by her grandmother to hand sew dresses for her dolls during play time and using various forms of artistic expression became a way of life. As a result Melina developed her own ideas and style which she uses imaginatively and creatively in her designs today, engaging often in her love of sketching and painting which begun in her formative years.
Melina’s passion for travel allows her to visit different cultures, studying the architecture, market places, exploring art, design, colour, and aromas of any given place taking in precious inspiration. She supports that, "there is always much to discover abroad but sometimes it is through ones own imagination and creativity that one makes the most profound discoveries". She loves to be surrounded by nature and treasures family outings to museums, design exhibitions and stately homes, all of which contribute towards her artistic expression and source of inspiration.