melanie abrantes designs: summer 2016.
by victoria comment

6/20/16

Melanie Abrantes’ 2016 Summer collection / sfgirlbybay

this lookbook from Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted homewares Melanie Abrantes’ has me hankering for a san francisco rooftop party. Melanie Abrantes’ very beautiful Summer 2016 Collection introduces new, heirloom objects and new materials — like brass — to the designer’s line of home goods focused on showcasing the natural beauty and unique qualities of hand-turned cork and wood.

melanie’s pretty lookbook shoot was inspired by the rooftop culture inherent to city dwelling. The cocktail parties, impromptu gatherings, and relaxed lounging that take place in cities like San Francisco, and in every city around the world. When tight for space the rooftop is the communal gathering spot that is beautiful and has endless options for hosting a summer gathering! their Hayes Valley rooftop was styled with a distinctly California vibe — natural, minimal and modern. melanie collaborated with Ashley Rose Conway who made a gorgeous cocktail for the shoot with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. Melanie Riccardi did an amazing job as the photographer, and the shoot was styled by Genevieve Bandrowski. boy, does this ever take me back to my san francisco days!

melanie abrante's pretty lookbook shoot inspired by rooftop culture inherent to SF / sfgirlbybay

melanie’s collection is cohesive in its classic shapes and natural materials, and while designing this season’s collection she wanted each piece to be a strong stand-alone object — Each one being an heirloom that someone would cherish and bring out during their most beloved gatherings. she also strives for utility when creating her products. When designing home décor, the beauty of the object is just as important to melanie as its functionality. For instance, the new brass coaster can be used to keep a drink of the table. But is also a sculptural piece that will look beautiful on your table — with or without a drink. pop over here for the full lookbook and you can shop melanie’s 2016 summer collection here.

handcrafted items from Melanie Abrantes’ 2016 Summer lookbook shoot / sfgirlbybay

rooftop with potted plants and handcrafted home decor from Melanie Abrantes’  2016 Summer collection / sfgirlbybay

gold coasters and pink cocktail with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. / sfgirlbybay

pitcher and glasses of pink cocktail made with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. / sfgirlbybay

Melanie Abrantes’ Summer 2016 lookbook shoot on SF rooftop / sfgirlbybay

accessories and homewares by Melanie Abrantes’  from her 2016 Summer collection / sfgirlbybay

cork planters and glassware from Melanie Abrantes’ 2016 Summer home goods collection / sfgirlbybay

glasses cheersing a pink coctail made with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. / sfgirlbybay

rooftop party styled with handcrafted homewares by Melanie Abrantes / sfgirlbybay

handcrafted wood vases from Melanie Abrantes 2016 line of homewares / sfgirlbybay

outdoor rooftop party styled with handcrafted homewares by Melanie Abrantes / sfgirlbybay

vessels and handcrafted homewares by Melanie Abrantes / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Melanie Riccardi.

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