Vendor Spotlight: Melissa Loveall with Loveall Designs
Each week, we spotlight one of our favorite vendors. While you can always see our complete list of names, categories, and contact information here (constantly updated!), these emails will give you a deeper understanding of who these people and businesses really are. This week, get to know more about Melissa Loveall, owner of etsy shopLoveall Designs.
What got you started making these mobiles?
I was looking for an “elephant” themed baby mobile to put the finishing touch on my second daughter’s nursery. I found several I liked on Etsy and thought, “I can do that!” I really enjoyed making my own mobile and decided to share my joy with other expectant mothers. I have shipped mobiles all across the US and as far away as Australia, Norway, and Japan.
I saw in the comments that you went to someone’s nursery to help them choose a color scheme for their mobile. How much do you charge for that extra service?
More than once I have visited stores that carry the bedding a customer has chosen for their nursery. I go to the store, chose colors that match the bedding, and send the potential colors to the customer, who makes the final choice. I do not charge extra for this service. It is part of my commitment to make sure your mobile is exactly as you envision it.
What advice do you have for others considering starting an etsy store?
It takes time to build your store/customer base, but be patient. Get to know your customers to build a good working relationship.
What’s your process? What happens when a potential client contacts you for the first time?
I like to get to know my customers. The first thing I do is request pictures of their baby bedding or nursery and answer questions they may have about the design process. I like to keep my customers involved in the design process so along the way I send them pictures of sketches/color schemes for their approval.
Where do you live? What do you like about that area of town?
Spring Hill, TN. The Super Target, of course!
What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend here in town?
My favorite way to spend a weekend is working in the garden with my husband, Landon, and our two girls, Athena (3) and Brooksley (1).
Would you like to include an exclusive discount for Michelle Froedge Team subscribers?
Free Shipping! Use coupon code Michelle at checkout.
If you’re a new mom-to-be or a friend of someone who needs a special something to finish off the nursery, check out Melissa’s store! Don’t forget to use the coupon code Michelle to get free shipping on any design.
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.