My Story

Home Decor and Interior Design

With a background in sales and marketing, and a passion for design, decor and all things beautiful, Melissa Maresca founded Gold Leaf Home Decor in 2015.  After building and designing her own home, she felt the need for an upscale Home and Design boutique on the CT shoreline.  Gold Leaf Home Decor is a furnishings, design and lifestyle boutique located in the village of the quaint coastal New England town Old Saybrook , CT.  Melissa personally hand picks a curated selection of furniture, lighting,  botanicals, garden elements, pillows and more to furnish and accessorize your home from some of the industries most acclaimed designers.  Interior Design Services are also available.  We are obsessed  at Gold Leaf Home Decor with all things chinoiserie chic!  Melissa believes a home should be made up of a unique blend of modern and traditional items in order to create an eclectic transitional look handpicked over time.

Fashion and Jewelry 

Melissa is known for sourcing irresistible pieces to create a unique timeless style for your home.  Just as she sources unique items for your home, she has been growing  the Jewelry and Apparel selection at Gold Leaf Home Decor with pieces that reflect her personal and eclectic style.   Many of these pieces are handmade of exquisite quality using genuine stones and a 14K overlay.