Daphne Youree Photography

Just one look at interior design extraordinaire and Greenwich jewel box shop owner Patrick Mele, and you know he comes from a family full of panache and personality. 

Patrick’s whimsical eye of period pieces mixed with modern artwork and splashes of happy-go-lucky color has caught the attention of clients and publications like Architectural Digest (he was recently named to the AD100 list). His style inspiration doesn’t fall far from the tree. Enter his mother, the ultra-fabulous and iconic Pat.


 Below, a design-infused peek at their friendship, love of classic style with a punch of uniqueness, and shopping for treasures together.

Bottom line: this is one Mother Son duo that’s a lot of fun. 


Meet Patrick

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Your Personal Style: A real amalgamation of the interesting and unique people, places and experiences I’ve had the privilege to know in my life so far - always evolving!


Your Design Philosophy: I’m excited by many styles, cultures and periods throughout history. I like to borrow from each of them and combine them in different ways, creating my own unique recipe. In dressing for example, think a classic white English Oxford shirt paired with a Japanese indigo Noragi jacket, American blue jeans and Turkish Kilim loafers - I’d create a room using the same philosophy.


Mirror, Mirror: a snapshot of Patrick Mele’s Greenwich Shop 

Your Motto: Be kind and be good 


Best Advice From Pat: Stay true to the way you were raised. Always speak the truth and stay humble.
Double / triple check before hitting that send button!

In Living Color: @PatrickMele’s Instagram makes us feel like a kid in a candy store

What Do You Borrow Most From Pat: What don’t I borrow from Pat!? 


If Pat Was a Print She'd Be: A bold painterly black and white stripe! 

Your Relationship With Pat In Three Words: Big time love

Patrick Mele’s Greenwich Shop

Phrase that Pat Says All The Time: “Told ya so” 

Song & TV Show That Reminds You Of Pat: “Neither One Of Us” by Gladys Knight and FRASIER 

Favorite Activity Together: Dancing

Meet Pat

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Your Personal Style: Classic with a flair (I hope???? ).


Your Design Style/Philosophy: There is Room For It All...Go With Your Gut But ALWAYS Leave The Door Open For Possibilities

When you wish upon a sunburst, Patrick Mele Greenwich

Your Motto: It's not about money...it's about taste


Best Advice From Patrick: “Don't Worry...Go For It"


Phrase Patrick Says All The Time: All Good


Song & Book & TV Show That Reminds You Of Patrick:

Song: “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart. 

 Poem: Dr. Seuss "Oh The Places You'll Go". 

Book: Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnack. 

TV Show: CBS Sunday Morning


Favorite Activity Together: Shopping/Hunting for the "find"

The treasures and finds at Patrick Mele Greenwich

What Do You Borrow From Patrick: His IDEAS!


If Patrick Was A Print He'd Be: Any one of the Matisse Nadia Series

A Work of Art: A Piece From Matisse's Nadia Series

Your Relationship With Patrick In Three Words: Love, Fun and Mutual Support