Melanie Biehle

Art + Design Writer

Melanie Biehle
Melanie Biehle
Art + Design Writer
Melanie Biehle is an editorial and commercial content creator and creative consultant. She helps companies and publications share their stories using her expertise in writing, photography, graphic design, and mixed media collage.

Melanie grew up in the bayous of Louisiana, but calls Seattle her home. She's lived here four different times, between stops in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Her work has been featured online at The Huffington Post, Sunset Magazine, and UPPERCASE Magazine, and on popular design and art blogs including SFGirlByBay, Decor8, The Jealous Curator, Apartment Therapy, and Design*Sponge.

When she's not helping her clients bring their creative vision to life, you'll find her painting and creating collages, sipping cappuccino and eating a raspberry bullseye at Top Pot Doughnuts, scouting Seattle for cool contemporary art, or walking through the Olympic Sculpture Park and snapping photographs of her husband and three-year-old son.

Recent stories by Melanie Biehle

The Home Get to know Urban Hardwoods Get to know Urban Hardwoods(Photo Gallery)

Seattle-based company Urban Hardwoods recycles trees by giving them a second life as high-quality furniture. Ninety percent of the materials used to create the one-of-a-kind pieces are sourced within 20 miles of Seattle.

The Home 10 things for a cozy outdoor nest 10 things for a cozy outdoor nest(Photo Gallery)

Savor the afternoon by curling up with a summer beach read, enjoy a late snack, and finish out the day with a glass of wine or a fun summer cocktail. Here's a list of 10 things to help you create your own cozy outdoor nest and enjoy a long, lazy summer day.

The Home A look at Living Room and TRACE at W Hotel Seattle A look at Living Room and TRACE at W Hotel Seattle(Photo Gallery)

Even before I knew that Living Room walked away with the top honor in the American Bars category of the 2013 UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, I had decided that I needed to see and photograph it. The blend of color and architectural details makes it a must-visit spot for modern design fans.

The Home The White Issue The White Issue(Photo Gallery)

I don't think I would fare well in an all-white room, especially since I live with a chocolate-covered toddler, but I can appreciate the visual quietness that color white provides.

The Home Modern Conscience: a modern furniture workshop in Seattle Modern Conscience: a modern furniture workshop in Seattle(Photo Gallery)

Living in Santa Monica sparked my passion for modern design, and Todd Selby's live/work studio photography left me obsessed with the dwellings of creative types. When I had a chance to tour the real-life home and studio of Seattle-based Modern Conscience, to say I was thrilled would be an understatement.

The Home Treasure hunting in Seattle Treasure hunting in Seattle(Photo Gallery)

Seattle has some of the best places for unearthing vintage treasures. You often have to dig through a lot of less-than-fabulous finds to get to something that's worth taking home, but occasionally you're rewarded big for your patience.