MSNBC Your Business: Growing a Lifestyle Brand

On December 13, 2015 MSNBC Your Business, the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners, highlighted our transition from a vertically integrated wholesale/retail business into a licensing business. The program features interviews with Mei Xu, founder and CEO of Blissliving Home and some of our licensing partners. This piece is MSNBC Your Business’ third…

Home & Textiles Today: Ampersand Mei Xu

The creator and ceo of Blissliving Home has turned a corner. The wholesale/retail company she founded in 2007 last year shifted to a licensing business model. New lines on the launch pad include bedding and window fashions from Ellery Homestyles, a full range of bath from Avanti Linens, and interior paints from Prestige Lifetime Paints –…

HFN: Blissliving Home Ramps Up On Licensing Model

Blissliving Home is riding a new business model to its goal of becoming a major lifestyle resource in soft home furnishings. The company – which has been a home textiles resource since launching its first collection in 2007 – switched from a manufacturing business model to a licensing business model early last year. Since then,…

Home & Textiles Today: Ellery Homestyles Unveils Blissliving Home Collection

The spirit of Mexico is rippling through through the showroom of Ellery Homestyles, which this week unveiled the Blissliving Home collection in top of bed and soft windows. This is the first Blissliving Home introduction by Ellery, which is produced under license. The collection was inspired by Blissliving Home creator and ceo Mei Xu’s travels…

Home & Textiles Today: Ellery to debut Blissliving Home collection

Ellery to debut Blissliving Home collection Julie Murphy – Home Textiles Today, March 9, 2015 New York – Ellery Homestyles will launch Blissliving Home in top of bed and soft window at the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market. The new collection is inspired by Blissliving Home creator and ceo Mei Xu’s travels in Mexico…

HGTV Magazine: 53 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home

53 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home Hibernation alert! Now that the weather’s turned chilly, snuggle down with these fuzzy, toasty, comfy finds. The Blissliving Home Presley Blue throw is one of the featured throws! Please download the article below to view the Blissliving Home Presley blue throw featured in the October 2014 issue of HGTV…

Smart CEO: Burning Passion

Burning Passion By Christianna McCausland Photography by Bryan Burris As a young woman living in post-Richard Nixon era China, Mei Xu did not intend to become the head of a privately held American candle empire worth roughly $70 million. Yet today she is the president of Chesapeake Bay Candle, one of the most popular candle…

Bethesda Magazine: How Mei Xu Found Her Bliss

How Mei Xu Found Her Bliss A Chinese émigrée living in Bethesda creates a home-decorating empire. BY GABRIELE MCCORMICK. On Rockville Pike near White Flint Mall, lunch-hour traffic generates a constant hum occasionally amplified by horn blasts from impatient drivers and the roar of nearby construction equipment. But up on the 11th floor of a…

Better Homes & Gardens Decorating: Interview with Blissliving Home founder Mei Xu

Global Sensibility Banishing Borders – Better Design Blissliving Home founder Mei Xu talks about the intersection of travel, culture, and modern design. Writer: Bethany Kohoutek Photography courtesy of: Blissliving Home At the beginning of each season, Mei Xu and her trusted design director close themselves in a room for hours – often days – surrounded…