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Inside The Colorful Home Of The Smile’s Melia Marden

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photographed by Belathée Photography

We love a muted, minimalist house as much as the next person. However, there’s something incredibly inspiring about a space that explodes with color and personality. Such is the case of Melia Marden, who shares an eclectic downtown NYC abode with her 18-month-old son Alfred Kodak and her filmmaker/DJ husband Frankie Sisti Jr. The founder and executive chef of Manhattan’s cult-followed cafe The Smile (and its sister brands), the food industry favorite fills her East Village family pad with beloved found objects that make the entire abode take on a bright funhouse-effect. See it all right here, alongside her thoughts on motherhood, work, style, and more.

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