Melissa Louise Lawrence is the creative director and Cape Town based founder of Studio Melissa Louise, a lifestyle blog turned business. After graduating at BHC school of design with a Higher National Diploma in Interior Design, Melissa went on to complete her Btech in Interior Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Her eye for design paired with her styling and ability to creative direct her thoughts and concepts to life has transformed her brand into what it is today.


Formerly known as Melissa Louise Lifestyle and Interiors. Created in 2013 from Melissa’s own appreciation for beautifully designed interiors, local brands and products and more recently, travel.


Studio Melissa Louise was officially launched in March 2016, offering full-service interior design as well as digital and content marketing.

Melissa has since launched her own line of signature scented soy candles for your home. Studio Melissa Louise candles are made from pure soy wax which is infused with 100% organic essential oils. Melissa prides herself for being a producer of a top quality product that burns beautifully, smells divine and is also a nourishing massage oil.