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Pleasant Living in Wisconsin

Pleasant Living in Wisconsin

If you happen to be in Madison, Wisconsin this summer – or any time during the year – be sure to stop by Pleasant Living, the brainchild of Rick Shaver and Lee Melahn.  Attracted by a simpler, more fulfilling lifestyle,  this former New York-based design duo now call the mid-west home and have created an atelier filled with life’s little luxuries.

Shaver/Melahn Studios

Shaver/Melahn Studios - Living Room

Cross the threshold of Pleasant Living and be immediately surrounded by an atmosphere that is both welcoming and relaxing.  Rick and Lee’s taste range from the traditional to the contemporary so there’s something for everyone.

Shaver/Melahn Studios - Bedroom

Shaver/Melahn Studios - Bedroom

Zia Priven lighting illuminates vintage prints and fine art photographs by Susan Johann, and Lafco candles scent the air.

Dogwood in a Tiffany Box

Dogwood in a Tiffany Box

Giacomo Lamp

Giacomo Lamp

In need of a design consultation?  You can get that, too!

Work with the Designers

Meet with the Designers

We think anyone in the vicinity of Madison is lucky to have this new little gem in the neighborhood and only wish it weren’t so far.  The store just opened last week so stop by and see it for yourself!

Photos via Shaver/Melahn Studios, Susan Johann and Zia Priven

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  • Reply Stitchfork June 10, 2011 at 8:26 am

    That place does look like a gem of a find – good luck to them on their new venture!
    Hope your weekend is buzzing with fun!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply The Zhush June 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    WOW! Last week? Beyond impressed! Just beautiful!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips June 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Looks like a gem of a shop! I’m sure the folks in Madison are thrilled to have such style at their fingertips!!

    Have a great weekend, Carolyn!
    xoxo elizabeth

  • Reply hip hip gin gin June 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Those armchairs are just delicious, love!

  • Reply Kelly Frances Dunn June 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Now that is what having your stuff together is all about! XO, Kelly

  • Reply quintessence June 11, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Looks beautiful!! Seems as if they have just the right mix – congratulations to them both!!

  • Reply Beth Dempsey June 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Love Lee and Rick’s design aesthetic and sensibility. Wisconsin in lucky to have the and their new shop. Very talented.

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