founder Rebecca Hessel Cohen has transformed a former artist’s studio in Chelsea into a dream-like space and backdrop for her boho-luxe fashion brand for women and kids. After serving as artist Edwin Cohen’s studio for many years prior, every inch of the walls and floors were completely covered in paint—so much so the designer could barely make out the space on her first visit. But the water views, natural light and energy were ideal. Enlisting the help of architect Patricia Tramullas from PHT Design (who’s also overseeing the renovation of the designer’s West Village townhouse), Hessel Cohen gut renovated the space and repainted it white to create the ideal foundation for the brand’s headquarters. “This building is the perfect location for us, and it has a great mix of fashion brands and gallery spaces,” Hessel Cohen explains of the corner space the brand moved into in July. “When I walked in, I knew it was the perfect fit, and we could transform it into a little haven.”
Taking inspiration from country houses in the south of France, farmhouses in Sweden, and beach houses in the Hamptons, Hessel Cohen decorated the space with the help of friend Mike Moser, who is a decorative manager at Ralph Lauren. Using a mixture of textures, antiques, florals and a soft color palate of whites, creams, golds, and tans, the space blends luxury and warmth with ease.