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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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Melanie Zaelich is an award-winning, Certified Home Stager & Redesigner and True Colour Expert.  She is a current RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) member and past Minneapolis Chapter President.


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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