Meilin Bristiel was born in Santiago, Chile. She was educated and lived in France, the US (New York), the UK (London and Guildford). After a career as an equine veterinary surgeon, she decided in 2005 to make her long time passion, interior design, her full time occupation.
Her projects include the extension of the Notting Hill house redesigned by John Pawson (London, UK), the complete refurbishment of an 18th century farmhouse in Vaison-la-Romaine (Provence, France), the renovation and extension of a modernist house, Casa Fuentes in Vitacura (Santiago, Chile) and the refurbishment of a Haussmanian flat near Marseille’s « Vieux Port ».
While living in Chile, she opened a gallery in Santiago’s historical district Barrio Brasil, called Mei Line (thus the blog name). The offer was refurbished vintage furniture, along with her own design pieces (a range of outside furniture made to measure by local artisans) and artwork from Dinard painter Alexandre Motte. Although the gallery was very well received by the press and public alike, it sadly had to close for obvious distance limitation when the family moved back to France.
She currently lives in Marseille, France and is studying « Architecture d’Interieur ».
With Marseille, European capital of culture, 2013 is a tantalising year: Mei Line, the blog is embracing the frantic cultural and architectural activity that has taken the town by storm and share it with very much enthusiasm!