A Co-founder at the design firm Reform Creative, Melissa is originally from South Carolina and has lived on this brownstone block in Chelsea for nine years, following a two-year stint in the East Village. Spot the Uprise artwork by Erin Lynn Welsh and Leif Huron.
“My first large piece was a Paule Marrot print called 'Green Leaves.' It has such a strong presence, yet it works with all of my furniture and colors quite well. Once I got started, I really started focusing on color and patterns. For the gallery wall over my sofa, I used bright colors, with black and white to tie everything together.”
“Don’t be intimidated by the idea of collecting art. Start with things you love.”
“I really look for a piece to speak to me. Sometimes it’s just something cute that I love. With the latest few pieces, I just felt like they were meant to be mine.”
At HomeIndustrial luxe in the West Village
What was once an industrial printing facility, our friends at Workshop/APD converted into a multi-family home, complete with High-Line-esque private mews.
At HomeAngela in Chelsea
Off a tree-lined street in Chelsea, Uprise collector Angela transformed her home into an airy, polished loft.
At HomeA Brooklyn gem
In search of a bright refresh, this young family turned to our friends at A.Jennison Interiors to bring new energy to their Carroll Gardens condo.