Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Sissy Nickels is an interior designer whose life-long passions of collecting, gardening, and shaping a livable and beautiful home are each brought together in the environments she creates for her clients.  Her deep belief that family and human relationships matter most of all is reflected in the very personal spaces where her clients live.  


Sissy began as an antiques dealer and later developed a professional interest in decorative painting.  After completing training which included time at the Day Studio in San Francisco, she began an 18-year career focusing on the painted finishes of furniture, objects, and interiors projects.  Her vast experience in all aspects of the design process led her to launch a new business, Sissy Nickels Interior Design.  Sissy’s design projects have included residences in the Memphis region and various vacation homes — including mountain houses in North Carolina, beach houses in Florida and lake houses in Tennessee and Arkansas.