After years of looking for the perfect hanging beds for the Antique Brick Outdoors showroom, colleagues Loren Layton and Megan Thomas decided to design their own. “We always get requests at Antique Brick for outdoor hanging beds,” Loren explains. “We attend market every year, but we’ve never found a source where we loved the design. So we decided to start Melo.” The name, Melo, reflects the names of its creators—“me” for Megan and “lo” for Loren.
The duo, both central Arkansas natives, created four designs named after local neighborhoods—Heights, SoMa, Hillcrest, and Argenta—that tend to feature historic homes with front porches. “We picture these beds on porches where people enjoy them year-round,” Loren says. “We named them after these neighborhoods because they are designed and manufactured here, and we wanted them to reflect that.” Melo made its debut at Casual Market Chicago in September.
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This post originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas.