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Melissa Baran

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Email
mbilodeau@stylemepretty.com
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http://bisoustyle.com/
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A handful of beautiful blooms, handwritten notes and pretty parties… These are just a few of the lovely details that keep me going every day. As a blogger, designer and lover of entertaining and stylish soirees, I'm so blessed to be doing what I love day in and day out at Style Me Pretty.

I live on the coast just North of Boston with my husband and our two sweet pets. When I'm not coordinating pretty features for Style Me Pretty, you can find me designing or writing for my personal blog, Bisou Style, crafting a delicious meal, playing with decor or obsessing over gorgeous calligraphy.

I am beyond thankful I am to be doing what I love every. single. day. Working with some of the most talented vendors and bloggers I've ever met is an honor and I can't wait to keep curating the pretty for you!

Recent Posts By Melissa

3 Easy Hairstyles for the Mornings that You Just. Can’t. Deal.

We've all been there... those mornings when anything and everything goes wrong and you just. can't. deal. These are the days when we need to pull from our lazy hair, don't care library. Am I right ladies? Thankfully, we've got three hairstyles that fit the bad morning bill, including down, half-up and up-all-the-way. Get the tutorials here!

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10 Gorgeous Convertible Cribs that Can Grow with Baby

Chances are, the first few months of your little one's life will be spent snoozing in a bassinet by your bed so you can hear (and monitor!) all of those little breaths, snores and coos. Yet still, most parents nest their hearts out months before baby comes by creating the perfect nursery, complete with a crib where baby will eventually dream. Take that transition a step further with a convertible crib that'll grow...

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A Gender Neutral Nursery with the Prettiest Wallpaper Backdrop

My new favorite nursery design choice? Wallpaper. We're seeing it in sweet spaces for little ones time and again, and it's such a fun way to make baby's space truly unique. Case in point? This dreamy nursery designed by Lark & Linen for Sarah Lane, complete with a kitty hamper, plush buddies...

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The Top 5 Things You Should Splurge on in Your Home

When it comes to making your house a home, the most important thing to remember is balance—prioritizing the pieces you should splurge on and save on. There are plenty of pieces to save on or go the DIY route, but these 5 pieces are 110% worth the splurge. Are there any other items you chose...

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30 Dream Kitchen Moments that’ll Make You Want to Renovate

I'm betting if I were to take a poll for favorite room in the house, kitchen would be the winner. It's the heart of our homes, from preparing meals for gatherings to washing your little ones in the farm sink to arts and crafts at the island. Maybe that's why we all strive for a dream kitchen. Thinking of renovating yours to experience all of those...

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30 Short + Sweet Baby Names

Whether you're looking for a lovely little first name or a middle name to pair with a lengthy first name, short and sweet is the way to go. From boys names that'll take them from wee one to wise one, like Gray or Theo, to girls names like Eve and Rose, here are 30 cuties to choose from! Make DIY Wallpaper Panels for your bebe's nursery! More inspo for your bebe this way...

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A Dream Home Renovation Complete with Oversized Kitchen Island

This kitchen island is the king of all kitchen islands. Complete with a sink, four pendants floating above, four bar stools, storage and the prettiest blue hue? It is with no question, the show-stopper of this home renovation by Danielle Campbell Design Inc. And basically a dream for any entertaining-lover. View the full tour captured by...

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10 Show-stopping Wall Mirrors that Make a Statement

From ornate bone inlay to bamboo tropical vibes to distressed beauties, I have a slight obsession with mirrors. They're the one design element that seems to transform a space in an instant and make it ooze with character. Are you in the market for mirrored loveliness? You're sure to find at least one out of these ten show-stoppers to love! More ways to pretty up your home...

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12 Stylish Stools to Complete Your Kitchen Island

When we moved into our home, it took us two months to decide on stools for our kitchen island. Who thought stool shopping was so tough? Being chair-less for 8 weeks was no fun, but I was determined to find just the right fit for our space, and eventually we did (the winner). In the same design dilemma? Peruse...

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6 Ways To Lengthen Your Lovely Lashes

In my opinion, mascara is to makeup what jewelry is to an outfit. It's the finishing touch that pulls everything together and makes you sparkle. But sometimes the same old mascara routine can feel a bit dull and you want a little more length. Try these 6 tricks to amp up your lashes for a more dramatic look! You might also love...

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32 Classic Baby Girl Names + Matching Nicknames

I always loved my great grandmother's name: Delphine. She was a petite little French woman who went by 'Del', always had a tall glass of beer with dinner and painted sweet landscape pictures in her spare time. She was mémère to me, but her classic name will always hold a place in my heart. On the hunt for a classic name for your baby girl? Here are 32 gems along with sweet nick names to match. Make DIY...

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6 Things To Avoid Doing in the Morning

Are you always running late? Pushing it with deadlines? Generally just feeling like you've done a million things but never have a truly productive day? It might be time to take a good hard look at what your morning looks like. That first hour of your day can often make it or break it—from hitting snooze to checking your phone, avoid doing...

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No Time? Try this Super Easy Last-Minute Party Punch Recipe.

As a strive-to-be-the-hostess-with-the-mostest woman myself, I fully admit that planning a party can be a pain in the booty. No matter how much prep and detail you put into a shindig, there's usually one thing that goes wrong. The worst one? Forgetting the cocktails. I've done it once before—but never again, with this genius last-minute recipe from Chloe of Boxwood Avenue. Created by...

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10 Perfect Lipstick Shades to Pucker Up in this Summer

Pucker up, ladies! We're in the thick of summer and that means donning shades of coral, watermelon, peach and nudes on your kiss. From date nights to summer weddings to all those soirées in between, here are...

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5 Ways To Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Motherhood is a beautiful thing and a growing bump (along with those pesky stretch marks)? Means a healthy babe. So ladies, embrace that bump along with any little love marks that accompany it—but if you want to avoid looking like you've got a map of the interstate on your belly? Try these five tips! Try this effortless hairstyle during your pregnancy!

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10 Ways To Make Your Baby’s Nursery One-of-a-Kind

When it comes to welcoming your little one into the world, it's only natural to want the very best for them. From a unique name to the cutest clothes, and of course, a one-of-a-kind nursery to bring them home to. And even though baby might not be in the...

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See What a Healthy Person Eats in a Day

If I could have it my way, I'd be eating crêpes for breakfast and flatbreads and nachos every night. Albeit, I don't gain weight very easily thanks to my Mom's genes, eating healthy is still SO important for every body type. But it's not easy by any means, until you've gotten the hang of it. Start here with this sample one-day meal plan and tips! A treat for those cheat days! For more healthy...

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30 Baby Boy Names Inspired by Handsome Celebrities

Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Leonardo DiCaprio… not only are these talented guys the definition of handsome, they’ve got the cool names to match. If you’ve got a sweet baby boy on the way, let this list of celebrities inspire your naming adventure. Let us know your favorites (or any we might’ve left out) in the comments below! Make DIY...

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The Best Rosé, White and Bubbly Wines to Sip on this Summer

I love a good cocktail or ice cold beer in the summer, I do. But nothing quite beats having a crisp glass of vino in hand during the warm summer months. Whether it's at a summer wedding, baby shower, a wino...

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8 Tricks for Looking Like a Model in Photos

Did you know there are nearly 260 million selfies on Instagram? Apparently we like taking pictures of ourselves! But truth is, not all selfies are Cindy Crawford-approved. If you're a fashion blogger, aspiring model or just want to know how to look better in photos, we've rounded up some simple tips to get...

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