Together with their mother Diana Rice, sisters Chelsea Reale and Rachel Geisler started Sissy + Marley in 2011. They had a clear vision in mind: to create sleek and modern child-friendly spaces that matched their parents' stylish interiors.
With backgrounds in fashion and design, Diana Rice and Chelsea Reale have an impeccable eye for detail and an appreciation for sophisticated and well-balanced neutral palettes. Their love of texture, various metals, beautiful textiles and patterns mixed with their edgy design make their spaces luxurious and, above all, livable. The goal of each project is to create something their clients will love to come home to - a space that is chic, but also very relaxed and inviting. The designers work closely with them to bring their dreams to life. They always ask their clients to dream big because that in turn allows the architects to get creative with the designs.
A monochrome look for every space makes their mark.
For the recent project in New York shown here, the client dreamed of a house with a soft colour palette that did not interfere with the view of the city. The New York design studio answered their wish by furnishing the spaces with white tones and lots of texture, which made it feel warm without adding much colour. A mix of bouclés, subtle leather, textured linens, unpainted copper and travertine give the spaces a luxurious and organic feel. In addition, Sissy + Marley commissioned the artist Windy Chien to design a button installation for the client with different Chinese buttons as a subtle reference to the ancestry of the client's husband. Especially for this design, Chien flew in from San Francisco to install the installation herself. The clients are also huge fans of entertainment, so the designers created a spacious living area where seating was placed on both sides of the room. It was a custom-made sofa from B&B Italia that will ensure that guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful view from every angle. The founders of Sissy + Marley refuse to abide by strict rules and this also shows in their overall aesthetic. Their preference for a monochrome look is also reflected in this project. It ensures that both the living spaces where guests are welcomed and the children's private bedrooms fit into the whole.
Design by SISSY+MARLEY | @sissyandmarley
Images by Marco Ricca Studio | @marcoriccastudio