Peek Inside the Adorable West Asheville Home & Garden of Florist Melissa Thomas
An adorable eight-by-eight-foot, two-story tree house, complete with a sitting room and sleeping loft, towers over the Thomases’ lush backyard garden in West Asheville.
Container plants greet visitors to the 1927 brick bungalow where Melissa and Patrick Thomas and their children, Annabelle and George, live.
The fenced backyard garden is a dream. Among the features is Annabelle’s fairy garden (top), where an old side table and mirror add intrigue.
In the living room, where a brilliant vanda orchid hangs in the window, antique and vintage mirrors help bring light and a sense of spaciousness to the small room. A sectional Ikea sofa is great for family movie nights.
Some furnishings were sourced from yard sales, including the dining room table and $2 pendant above, which Thomas painted white and made into a light.
In the kitchen, the couple kept it clean and classy, with black cabinets against white walls and a beadboard ceiling Patrick installed.
Annabelle’s bedroom is full of natural and magical touches, from the floral bedspread and pillow to the rabbit curtain holders to dainty vials of fairy magic. Mounted ferns and botanical prints bedeck the walls.
Dainty vials of fairy magic.
George’s room encourages a sense of wonder, with a map of the West Indies adorning one wall.
Philodendrons, ferns, and spider and snake plants all thrive in the humid, low-light conditions many bathrooms allow.
...a makeshift screen for outdoor movie nights.
Entered via a wooden arbor, the backyard features an array of plants grown for Thomas’s shop, fairy and vegetable gardens.
Underneath, a rustic picnic table is made elegant with blooms and a
In the tree house, Annabelle and best friend Jackson can play games or relax with a book in the loft, surrounded by stained glass and diamond-style windows.