book cover for Inviting Interiors by Melanie Turner (Rizzoli New York, 2021)Interior designer Melanie Turner, based in Atlanta, has a style that’s not easy to categorize—her work spans from transitional to more contemporary, lively to neutral. The chapter titles in her book, Inviting Interiors (Rizzoli New York, 2021), reveal volumes: “Clarity,” “Colorful,” “Calm,” “Collected,” and “Cool.”

She’s a master at creating a moment, whether it’s amethyst rock crystal lamps on a buffet or a mustard-yellow-skirted settee in a foyer. Her rooms are nuanced and never dull, even in the more quiet spaces. “Regardless of style, I approach every new project with zeal—always curious, always seeking out what’s new, what’s next, what surprising delight waits around the corner,” says Melanie. “I love embarking on these journeys in decorating with my clients.”

A dining room by interior designer Melanie Turner, featured in her book, Inviting Interiors. The room features a light and airy floral wallpaper on a white background, dental molding, a grand crystal chandelier, a gilt mirror flanked by two lamps with amethyst bases. She mixes wood tones, with a dark wood dining table with gild edges pared with white-wood framed dining chairs with navy upholstery. The door is painted navy.

In a scene from the pages of INVITING INTERIORS, Melanie Turner adds drama to a dining room with a pair of amethyst rock crystal lamps. Photography by Mali Azima

By Alice Welsh Doyle

This story originally appeared in the Scene column of Flower magazine’s March/April 2021 issue. Find Flower in a store near you or subscribe.

cover for Flower magazine March/April 2021