BLUE HOUSE NEWS & PRESS
Something Borrowed, Something
by Jacqueline deMontravel. Romantic Homes, January 2007
"This artist, a bon vivant and preserver of all things
classic, sparks imagination in her home. It's the type of house you walk by wondering who lives there. Tourists stop to take a picture, cars decelerate - a lot of finger pointing. The house is painted
toothpaste blue, cross-stitched with white planks. Mermaid signs hang here and there in homage
to the street’s name. This is a place where mermaids would live. The dweller is the next best
thing, as this is the home of local Laguna Beach artist Doreen Mellen and her husband Brian.
Doreen’s works can be spotted all
across town. Just a few blocks from
her home, tourists and locals coo over
her works at the modish shop Stylistic
Intervention. Just a block further you
can sip on a cappuccino at Zinc Café or pull apart a muffin over one of her
plates at Anastasia, another local hot
spot charming the town. It’s impossible
not to relish in the humor and romance
of a lifestyle that connects her
family, home and art, so endemic to a
woman who lives in a blue house and
plays with shapes and clay all day.
Her studio is located just beneath
her house, in a garage that opens up
to a street bustling with all the activity..."
Since 2012, our new studio is located in the Glashaus in San Diego.
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Photography by Jaime Itagaki, Written & Styled by Jacqueline deMontravel.
L.A. at Home
Los Angeles Times - HOME & GARDEN
The Craft: Doreen Mellen's handmade tableware
Los Angeles Times - HOME
Handmade ceramic tableware with the flavor of France