Biography

About Melañio Gomez


Thank you for viewing my portfolio, which showcases a number of photographic images that I've produced for both editorial & commercial clients.​ ​

Various experiences have led me to this point in my career​.​ After graduating from art school I joined several packaging & graphic design firms in New York City. ​My start in photo styling began when I stepped in to help out a professional photographer who was operating on a limited budget.

From there I ​began​ freelancing working with Estee Lauder​ creating their displays, packaging, & special event graphics; with Tiffany & Co. as an illustrator, designing imagery for trophies; with a private label producer of fashion underwear; & with a firm that specialized in catalogs for high-end retail centers​. I gained experience as an art director, stylist, & video producer, working with models for clients that included Ralph Lauren, The Limited, ​Old Navy, & ​The Gap​.

Simultaneously, while freelancing in NYC, two art school friends & I founded a multi-disciplinary design firm called Top Spin. We eventually made the leap & went into business full time. Top Spin produced a wide range of industrial, graphic, & product designs. Our clients included lines for Crate & Barrel, Bloomingdale's, Bed Bath & Beyond, ​Barn​ey​s, Saks 5th Ave, ​S​FMOMA, Garnet Hill, The Met, Saks 5th Ave, & ​The MTA.

The career ambitions of the Top Spin partners eventually took different directions & we ended the business. I began a series of new projects freelancing for David Beam, Phillip Baloun & Preston Bailey as an event florist & renovating several homes with my partner. Years before I had helped my mom restore her Philadelphia townhouse which proved to be excellent training for the years of renovation projects in my life.​

​I took a position at Martha Stewart Living Magazine  — ​first as a Style Editor ​& ultimately ​becoming the ​Editorial Director of Home. I produced co​ntent, products, photoshoots, and hosted a radio program airing on Sirius during my 8 years with Martha Stewart. I continue to produce stories as a Contributing Editor for Living Magazine.

Fifteen years ago my partner & I decided to relocate to Europe & settled in Brussels, Belgium.  After 6 months on the ground I took a position as an editor-at-large for an expat magazine called The Bulletin. I produced an advice column for expats who were relocating abroad, giving them style tips & resources for their transition. We decided to purchase a property in the center of Brussels where I had discovered an old Flemish bookstore built in the 17th century. It was so unique & had so many possibilities that we said yes to restoring & converting it into our flat.

Currently, I am based in New York City where I continue to freelance as a prop stylist & set designer — working on editorial & commercial projects both in the US & abroad.  In 2021 I joined the season 3 cast of Making It, airing on NBC, Hulu & Peacock. 

So pleased & excited to announce a collaboration with Perigold by Wayfair! I’ve curated a selection of products from their collection — accompanied by my holiday hosting & decorating tips.

Thanks again for your interest & for viewing my work.


Client List

  • Living Martha Stewart
  • Wayfair
  • Elle Decor
  • Architectural Digest
  • Perigold
  • One Kings Lane
  • Target
  • Garnett Hill
  • P&G
  • House & Garden UK
  • Lowe's


  • Mother New York /London
  • The Bulletin
  • West Elm
  • Pottery Barn
  • PB Apartment
  • Cambria Hotels
  • Holiday Inn
  • Carters
  • Pottery Barn Kids


  • Apple
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Limited brands
  • JC Penny
  • Kmart
  • Pamper's
  • Saatchi
  • 2D Productions
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond 
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Barneys
  • Land of Knod
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Stella Artois
  • Proof Films
  • Landor

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