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Designer Michelle Vella-Malone is the founder and creative force behind Vella Decor, which offers a full array of design services to local residents in New York, as well as worldwide. She prides herself on being able to work with a range of budgets. Michelle enjoys meeting new clients and forming long-term relationships with them to help resolve their various design and decorating needs, as their lives and circumstances continually change.


Her first projects included the design of the pied-à-terre of a New York-based editor who works in fashion and production at French Vogue and Vogue Hommes International, and the revamping of the restaurant and pool at the Hotel Taiwana in St. Barths. She also designed the New York apartments for Wall Street executives, and also decorated their homes when they relocated to Hong Kong and Singapore. From there, she was commissioned to design numerous apartments and commercial building projects, including playrooms, roof decks, lounges and executive offices.

A desire to be both closer to her family and to pursue design consulting full-time initially motivated her relocation to New York from the West Coast. She worked at a small boutique firm in Manhattan's West Village and then was a buyer/merchandiser for a large global luxury lifestyle brand that offers a line of bohemian chic clothing, shoes, accessories, home furnishings, and bath goods. Becoming a buyer for a global industry helped facilitate her decision to start her own design business.

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Vella Decor
33 Washington Street
New York 11201

You can call us at:
Office: 347.422.0622
Cell: 917.403.9781