MEET SEBASTIAN, AVERY AND MARISSA

Meet Marissa, Avery and Sebastian's mommy, who called upon our ULTIMATELY CHIC service to decorate their shared space.  

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO ENLIST THE SERVICES OF A DECORATOR FOR YOUR CHILDREN'S SPACE?

We decided to hire a designer when I was about five months pregnant. The nursery was very pink and I knew that we had to make some serious changes before baby Sebastian was born. The nursery is long but narrow and I was struggling with ways to configure the space in a way that could work for two little ones.

HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT SISSY+MARLEY’S SERVICES?

I did some internet research and came across Sissy + Marley. Also, a friend of mine recommended them. I loved their design aesthetic.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE ULTIMATELY CHIC (FULL-SERVICE) PROCESS?

For us, using the full service option was a non-issue. My husband and I are both lawyers and don't have the best design sense.  Given that the nursery was going to be shared by a baby boy and my two year old daughter, I really needed a designer to configure the room effectively. Also, I was working full time and had a toddler. I frankly didn't have the time to pick out all of the pieces and accent pieces for the nursery.

DID YOU HAVE AN INITIAL DESIGN DIRECTION OR GOAL BEFORE STARTING THE PROCESS? 

I didn't really have a vision for the room before we started. That was one of the reasons we used Sissy + Marley. For us, the most important thing was that we had a nursery that worked for a baby boy and a toddler girl.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT AVERY AND SEBASTIAN'S COMPLETED ROOM?  WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE?  WHAT ARE THE KIDS FAVORITE PIECES? 

My husband and I are jealous that the kids have the best room in the apartment! My favorite piece in the room is the storage cubes in the entry. There is so much storage space for all of Avery's toys and books!! I never have to worry about running out of room. Avery's favorite piece in the room is the framed elephant photo. She loves elephants!! A close second is her table and chairs. She'll spend hours coloring and painting on her table. Bonus that the table is super easy to clean! Sebastian's favorite piece in the room is his top hat mobile. It's adorable to watch him in his crib watching the mobile sway in the wind.

WHAT ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS CONSIDERING HIRING A DECORATOR TO HELP BRING THEIR DREAM COME TO LIFE?

My advice to anyone thinking about hiring a decorator is obviously to find someone whose vision comports with yours and also to find someone who is responsive. We interviewed other decorators who would take days to get back to us. Chelsea would always get back to me immediately. In fact, most of the time she was waiting for me to get back to her.

Thanks Marissa!

Three Kisses Chelsea, Rachel and Diana

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