SOUTH ABINGTON – A psychic and a musician have come together to start a new business in the South Abington area that offers interior design, coupled with creativity and intuition.
Marisa Liza Pell, originally from Scranton, has always appreciated architectural beauty and moving images. So, around college time, she dated Dickinson, earning a bachelor’s degree in photography, and then moved to Boston where she earned a master’s degree in film, media and video productions.
In addition to his love for images, Pell also had a second gift: his intuition. For 25 years she was a regular on Philadelphia-area radio and television programs as an intuitive medium.
But, when Pell met successful musician Alexander Wyman several years ago, she was ready for a new chapter.
Wyman was gifted not only with music, but also with woodworking.
Together, the couple decided to start a new business they called Snowy Peak Design Co., which integrates interior design and construction, with intuition and creativity.
“We take the energy of the person and make their space an extension of themselves,” said Pell. “It is their energy that is recreated in space.
Pell pointed out the difference between an acceptable living space design and one that is an extension of the energy and spirit of those who use it.
It tells the story of a businessman whose profitability was at a standstill and he did not know why.
After an overhaul of his workspace, he started to do well again financially.
Another family had lost their father / husband and wanted to renovate their kitchen in anticipation of the sale of their house.
“They were going through a lot of heartache and wanted to renovate their kitchen,” Pell said. “The girl had a dream vision, but she was unable to make it come true. “
So when Pell consulted with the family, she listened to the deceased daughter and her father.
The girl wanted much of the kitchen to be blue, but Pell suggested incorporating the blue in a different way, as part of a larger theme.
“We have created a dream kitchen,” she said. “When we made the reveal, they were in tears. They thought it was so beautiful and that it was an extension of them.
Pell encourages people to share their life stories with her, instead of just browsing a magazine and pointing out what they want.
People are often frustrated when choosing a design, and end up choosing a “canned” design that may look good, but doesn’t suit them.
Wyam noted that in addition to quality interior design, the company provides excellent customer service and respect for customers.
“In a way, people invite us into their homes and trust us,” Wyman said.
Using elements such as wood, natural stone, woven textiles and organic lighting design, they are able to combine transitional spaces with the simple yet elegant qualities of nature. Alex’s custom and live woodwork is featured in many of their designs.
Even the name of the company is important.
It was named after the couple took a trip to Snowy Range in Wyoming, where they were overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the Rockies.