the Greek key, an iconic image that transcends the aesthetic,
Missie Fahey, Inc. is a residential design firm rooted firmly
in tradition. Based in Westchester County, N.Y. just 30
minutes north of Manhattan, Missie has been in the business
of design for more than a decade. "I love what I do
and always have," she says. "As a designer I bring
that passion and focus for getting jobs done."
Missie has worked with venerable and varied Manhattan firms
including F.Schumacher and Co., Bunny Williams, and Cullman
and Kravis, but it was with Tonin MacCallum Inc. that she
learned all aspects of a successful design business. Her
degree from Parsons School of Design complemented the high
end design projects she was exposed to at the Upper East
side residential firm. As a mentor, it was Tonin who gave
Missie the opportunity and the confidence to truly thrive
and build the roster that would shape her future as an independent
design resource. "When I began bringing in my own clients,
I knew it was time to venture out on my own," she says.
Missie opened for business in 1999 and has served clients
in Manhattan, Rye, Fairfield County, Ct., Texas and various
mid Atlantic states. Born and raised in Virginia, she brings
an easy going and genteel manner to her work. Even when
space may invite a complete re-do, Missie finds ways to
repurpose and re-shift to achieve a desirable end result.
"Each job is unique and personal, and my proposed solutions
reflect my client's stated needs and their underlying sensibility.
for any space as a whole and laying the foundation for a
cohesive outcome is my general philosophy toward any project.
I believe that color is the single most dramatic way to
make an extraordinary statement within any interior.
Texture, pattern, fabrics and floor coverings should weave
themselves together with accessories and finishes to create
an inviting, personalized space.
Experimenting with styles, pairing the lean and modern with
antique and vintage, and most of all keeping a refreshing
"don't take any of this too seriously" attitude
allows for everything to come together.