Marrow Fine

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Retails / Shops
  • Company/Firm
    Bells + Whistles
  • Lead Designer
    Barbara Rourke
  • Design Team
    Jason St John
  • Interior Designer
    Bells + Whistles
  • Lighting Designer
  • Const. Company
  • Photographer Credit
    Madeline Tolle
  • Location
    San Diego
  • Client
    Jillian Sassone
  • Project Date

Marrow Fine flagship boutique in One Paseo reopened with a new design, bringing to live the vision of customers to feel like being inside the Jewelry Box, hence being the jewels themselves. Bejeweled tones of rose and gold set a breathtaking scene that features a burgundy Memphis Milano inspired display case, a round floor mirror and rouge tambour. Sasha Seyb, a local San Diego decorative artist, hand plastered the walls with a plaster and mica emulsion. The treatment added depth and warmth to the space and the mica added a subtle sparkle to the walls that can be observed when the sun shines into the space. The babe cave, the intimate salon prive? at the back of the store, was given a royal makeover with an art deco vibe. A flowing, custom mauve velvet couch hugs the pink gem fractal walls in the space created to celebrate clients and their new jewels.

Bells + Whistles is a multidisciplinary interior design studio founded by Barbara Rourke and Jason St John. Originally created and established as a design build studio in San Diego California, the studio carved out a niche in the community for its early hand-built spaces that incorporate custom elements within furniture, lighting and sculptural installations. Now based in L.A., the studio provides a full design service that is centered in a narrative approach, specializing in creating bespoke interiors for hospitality and a select group of homeowners.