in 2004, in a spare room in South Yorkshire, Melody Maisonís director; Anna
Elkington, began to create the Melody Maison empire that we all know and love
today! She would use her garage as a miniature warehouse, take 5 parcels a day
to the post office after the daily school run (kids in tow!) and answer emails
at 2 am. Nearly ten whole years later, Melody Maison has become a leading
retailer for shabby French Chic and vintage style home furnishings.
Maison is still very much a family run business, with cousins, brothers,
aunties and daughters all working together to offer a personal touch to every
single Melody Maison customer. Of course, we have added some fabulous members
of staff outside of the Elkington heritage since then, all of whom we treasure
just as much! The little things really do make a difference to us: thatís why
if you give us a call we wonít put you through to a robot, we just have a
Customer Care team here all day, happy to answer any questions you may have.
design, manufacture and distribute French style furniture to all corners of the
globe, and have many thousands of satisfied customers worldwide. I hope you
will agree that we have many beautiful things, mainly furniture ranges in our
most popular colours - cream, ivory and white. Each range of furniture is either
designed by us and made exclusively for Melody Maison, or sourced from our
chosen suppliers from all over the world. Here at Melody Maison we have the
most unique selection of French style furniture and home accessories in the
world, and pride ourselves in doing so.
promise to you is to provide the smoothest and most stress-free purchase you
have ever experienced over the internet, with fabulous customer service at
every step of the way. You only have to read our reviews to realise we treat
every customer with the upmost respect that they deserve. Below I have written a list of things we believe we do differently here at Melody Maison, and the promises we are commited to keeping.
you for taking the time to read our story, and I hope you can enjoy our
What we do Differently...
We only have one phone line at MelodyMaison, this is for anything and everything. We do not agree with 'touch 1 for sales, touch 2 for...' Everyone in the office is trained to deal with all calls, so you can get straight through to one our our wonderful team right away.
We offer a 1 year free returns policy, on every single one of our products. Every single delivery, however small, is fully insured by us so if anything gets lost in the post we will refund all of your monies.
Our furniture ranges are being exclusively designed by us, and have have asked an array of customers for their opinions and ideas. This way we can provide products of the up most desirability and quality. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas too!
We pledge to answer all emails within 1 working day, the average being 2 hours. We encourage you to call us on 01302741000 and we can deal with any queeries immediately.
If we do not have the exact product you need, we would be more than happy to search with our large network of suppliers for something which may be more suited to you.
All of the products on our website are in our stores ready for dispatch immediately. (Unless the listing advises you otherwise) The majority of our stock is dispatched the next working day, and delivered within 48 hours. This does exclude larger pieces of furniture. If you are buying a larger piece, and require delivery immediately, please let us know, we can try our best to get it to you as soon as possible.
Anna, the company director, keeps abreast of everything Melody Maison by reviewing emails, and personally answering the phone daily. This ensures everything is kept to high standard, and our exeptional customer services is always conserved.
If you visit our showroom, feel free to touch, move and handle any of our products as much as you like, we don't mind! We know you need to see if products look well together, so our shop assistant will always encourage you to test out stools, mirrors and all other items to check they match if needs be!
Style Furniture: What is it all about?
French style can mean so many things in interior design from the understated
pale aged shabby chic look to the ornate and grand rococo style to the more
recent revival of boudoir style chic using jewel colours paired with gold.
French style furniture is rarely modern in design.
The French country chateau look or shabby chic look would be furnishings
that are possibly rustic and gentile in look and design, whereas the rococo
look is usually bold, rich in colour and excessively designed, whilst the
boudoir look can hint at both of these areas including the sumptuous and ornate
rococo look paired with aged and slightly more effortless French style
Rococo is a style of 18th century French art and interior design. Rococo
style rooms were originally designed as total works of art with elegant and
ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry
complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. It was largely
supplanted by the Neoclassic style of French style furniture.
The word Rococo is seen as a combination of the French rocaille, or
shell, and the Italian barocco, or Baroque style. Due to Rococo love of
shell-like curves and focus on decorative arts, some critics used the term to
derogatively imply that the style was frivolous or merely fashion;
interestingly, when the term was first used in English in about 1836, it was a
colloquialism meaning "old-fashioned". However, since the mid 19th century,
the term has been much more accepted as French style furniture. While there is
still some debate about the historical significance of the style to art in
general, Rococo is now widely recognized as a major period in the development
of European art.
The word boudoir meaning a ladyís
private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the
French bouder, meaning "to pout" with regards to French style
furniture. Historically, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms
of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber. In later
periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room and was used for other
activities, such as entertaining intimate acquaintances. This is not just a
look for bedrooms but an overall look that incorporates both shabby chic,
rococo and baroque influences usually in rich warm colours and golds and black.
So whether you want a shabby chic, boudoir, French style or a stunning piece to
make a statement then Melody Maison is the place to buy online using our secure
If you do feel that any problem has not been dealt
with to your satisfaction, please call us on 01302 741000 and ask for Anna.