Frances Merrill of Reath Design draws inspiration from seemingly unlikely sources—a favorite item of clothing, a textile from an antiques mall, or a piece of furniture handed down from a friend. Frances got her start designing spaces for Commune, and her warm, cozy, and layered interiors radiate personality—they are, like Frances herself, a bit of California style by way of Greenwich Village. Her use of color has become a signature and feels familiar and welcoming yet always surprising.
Frances and her team design high-vibration spaces, saturated with personality, texture, and color. Adventurous block prints sit next to more traditional elements, and it’s this juxtaposition that makes Reath Design’s spaces exciting, fresh, and unique—not one is the same. Listen in as we explore the boldness and intentionality that are the hallmarks of Frances’s design approach.