Creator & CEO of Blissliving Home
Creator & President of Chesapeake Bay Candle
A visionary for modern living with global inspirations, Mei Xu is the Creator & President of Chesapeake Bay Candle and the Creator & CEO of Blissliving Home.
Mei established Chesapeake Bay Candle in 1994 as the home fragrance brand synonymous with stylish design and unique, nature-inspired fragrances. The brand draws inspiration from the serene beauty of Maryland’s idyllic shoreline and participates in many special projects – including the design of an exclusive candle for First Lady Michelle Obama.
In 2007 Mei started her boutique interior lifestyle brand, Blissliving Home. Inspired by Mei’s passion for global travel, contemporary art, fashion and design, Blissliving Home caters to the stylish consumer seeking modern design with global influences. Blissliving Home has been recognized with many design awards and has earned the reputation of a trend leader in the home lifestyle industry.
Z: What art do you want right now on Zatista?
MX: “Verdun #3″ by Tracy Burke”
Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 30″ - $249
I love the lighting and the color blocking. The colors are so vivid and this piece just has an incredible energy.
Z: Who’s your favorite artist of all time?
MX: Mark Rothko
Z: Favorite Pinterest board of 2011?
MX: All Blissliving Pinterest boards
Z: Favorite wall paint color?
MX: A light slate blue
Z: The holiday season is not complete without:
MX: Our lavish company holiday party. Everyone works so hard all year long, and I love getting everyone together for a stylish and fun evening where we can celebrate each other, our success, and just have a good time!
Z: To prepare my home for the holidays I always…
MX: …fill my house with candles. It’s easy to create a holiday ambiance with the right fragrances and soft candle lighting. Candles are my must-have items when it comes to holiday entertaining and decorating.