After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Remy began her career at Chanel before ultimately moving on to work for Theory. Several years later, on the heels of purchasing her first family home, Remy turned her attention to the world of interior design. It was while working for the infinitely talented Katie Ridder that she began to appreciate and cultivate a flair for an eclectic and layered style. Always striving to create a curated and well-collected home, Remy calls upon punchy, playful prints and color to add life to her interiors. She is often drawn to elements of nature, conjuring up chic and comfortable spaces with a sense of history…and a cheeky sense of humor. A modern-day Dorothy, Remy decorates with an eye towards the old Ozian adage, “There’s no place like home.” She currently resides in Westchester County, NY, with her husband and young daughter.
Armed with a degree in English Literature from Boston College, Mariel spent the first 10 years of her career writing for magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping and Redbook. But after embarking on a three-year process of restoring and renovating a 1938 Center Hall Brick Colonial and a 1908 English-style Arts & Classical, she unearthed her passion for perpetual reinvention, eventually drumming up the courage to trade in her laptop for a hardhat. A traditionalist at heart, Mariel loves textured raffia wallpaper and low-pile Persian rugs, burnished gold accents and lacquered brass fixtures. She hoards blue and white ginger jars, can’t resist a peacockish powder room and has an insatiable appetite for Hollywood Regency rattan. When Mariel isn’t elbow-deep in fabric swatches and wallpaper samples, she’s chasing her two young sons up and down the yellow brick roads of her hometown in Westchester.
What’s in a name? Brass Hill is a euphemism for Remy and Mariel’s shared homebase, a quaint little village 20 miles north of New York City. Founded at the turn of the century, this former artist’s colony hasn’t changed much over the past 120 years and many of its historic hilly streets are still clad in sunny yellow cobblestones…a defining feature that inspired the company’s name.