01 our mission 

An interior space should tell your story.

Design should reflect the journey you are on, the things you love 


be as unique as you are.

from concept to completion, we can help

tell your story of who you are


what matters most in your life.

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02 a little story about us

03 portfolio

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About Us


Growing up in Springfield, Missouri, Principal Interior Designer and owner Marissa Whitley Tago was a shy yet active child whose entrepreneurial spirit quickly evolved from venturing door-to-door with fundraising for school activities to organizing closets, asking about heirlooms and creating more livable spaces for her elderly neighbors. That passion became the thread that helped define her journey through life, always making spaces she lived and worked in, better than when she found them. Fast forward to 2016, Marissa graduated with honors with her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and then decided to start The Whitley Co. in January of 2017.

We are here to help motivate and inspire spaces that make you happy. Allow us to listen to you, share ideas and collaborate with you to make your space a true reflection of your life. From unique one-of-a-kind furniture + decor selections to refreshing your space using what you have collected, our goal is to rethink, re-purpose and realize a layered + dynamic space that you love to live, work, teach, entertain + lounge in. 
Need help deciding on what package works best, please email us to discuss your project and design dreams.

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03 portfolio

Marissa has an undeniable passion for Interior Design! Along with her passion, you will also gain her wealth of knowledge and resources!

Mitch J. // Flooring + Kitchen Remodel

Marissa helped me think outside the box and broaden my design horizons. She encouraged me to pick a tile that I wasn't sure about for our shower. Now that it's done, I am so glad we went with what she said! Her suggestions and recommendations are thoughtful and unique. I would encourage anyone who needs design help and inspiration to hire her. She will help you every step of the way!

Hope T. // Complete Bathroom Remodel

06 press

HerLife Magazine
March Issue Cover
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07 blog