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Happy Place Interiors has been published in local Minneapolis / St. Paul and national media outlets.


 December 13, 2022

By Camille LeFevre



Melanie Zaelich transforms a dark, under-utilized dining room into a light-filled family space—and gives back even more.

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September 26, 2022

How Happy Place Interiors diverges from the industry standard.

Happy Place Interiors was interviewed by Canvas Rebel, a magazine that creates space for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs to be able to learn from their peers through the magic and power of storytelling.

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June 8, 2022

Seeing Green: 12 Creative Ideas
If You Want To Start Decorating
With Emerald Green

Happy Place Interiors was selected by Apartment Guide as a top interior design expert. See the Apartment Guide article we were featured in: Seeing Green: 12 Creative Ideas If You Want To Start Decorating With Emerald Green  | Apartment Guide

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December 27, 2021


Today we’d like to introduce you to Melanie Zaelich.

Hi Melanie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.

The idea of someday changing careers from a Graphic Designer to a Home Stylist happened after I was on an episode of HGTV. At the time, I was 10 years into my career and I had recently bought my first house. A local production company reached out to the advertising agency I was working at and I quickly submitted to be on the show. That experience planted the seed.

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March 30, 2020



Happy Place Interiors owner Melanie Zaelich offers free home styling advice during COVID-19 stay-at-home order

By Gina Karow

The recent global pandemic has driven everyone indoors. It doesn’t matter if you’re homeschooling, working remotely, or simply binge-watching a new TV series—you’re likely spending almost all of your time at home. Now that you’re using your home a bit differently than you’re used to, you may find that certain rooms are adding to your stress rather than serving as a calming oasis. Or maybe you’re trying to curb your cabin fever by redecorating or organizing several rooms. Melanie Zaelich, home stylist and Happy Place Interiors owner, wants to help.

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July 2, 2020

3 Things You Don’t Need on Your Bathroom Counter, According to Home Stagers

By Grace Cassidy

The bathroom counter is among the places in the home that gets the most use. It’s where people often perform their grooming rituals, whether that’s washing hands (for 20 seconds or more!), getting ready for the day, winding down for bed, primping for a Zoom happy hour, brushing teeth, plucking eyebrows, or applying pore strips. 

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June 1, 2019



8 easy, low-cost upgrades to take your house to the next level

By Mike Berner

We recently sat down with Melanie Zaelich of Happy Place Interiors. She flooded us with great tips for home sellers – we could hardly write them down fast enough. Then it struck us: This would be great advice for everyone. We all want our homes to "show" better, whether we're selling a house, moving into a new home, or staying in place for years.

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