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 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.
At HomePenthouse views in SoHo
From pink velvet Knoll chairs to marbled side tables, our friends at Studio DB turn a multi-story penthouse in SoHo into a comfortable, contemporary home.