We, Taylor Spellman NEW YORK, are a luxury interior design and staging firm. We are a team of hard working, no nonsense, fast talking women who work harder and play the hardest. Our days are spent relying on the sanity we create out of our collective love of sarcasm and all things design. Our fearless leader, Taylor Spellman, inspires us with her creative genius and we all work together to tackle the New York City real estate jungle, day in and day out. It is a lot of blood, sweat and tears that we mop up with a bar napkin and a large glass of wine at the end of every long day. And we love every second of it.
Venturing to New York just shy of her 18th birthday, Taylor Spellman arrived to dance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She soon realized that while her love of the performing arts fed her creative spirit, she loved a steady paycheck and a cheeseburger a bit more. Transferring to a business major, Spellman graduated from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and soon thereafter, launched her interior design firm.
A decade later, Spellman is recognized as a top interior designer and staging expert by, among others, The New York Times, Architectural Digest and Forbes. Spellman has the unique and unteachable talent of mixing high end one of a kind pieces with treasures found on an afternoon in the Goodwill. Her penchant for witty banter paired with her signature bold design style has made her a standout in the design community at large.
In addition to leading her team, Taylor is an influential voice in the industry and a go-to personality for all things creative. She is a contributor to several outlets, has been a brand ambassador and regularly appears on-air as an entertaining and lifestyle expert, recently starring in her own show on BRAVO.
Lana oversees the firm's strategic planning and operations. Before joining the TSNY team, Lana directed the international sales team at Vince and global sales at Rachel Zoe, overseeing multi-million dollar accounts. Lana's love of fashion and superior sense of style was developed during her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she received a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Her multifaceted experience in design affords Lana a discerning eye as she translates what's on the runway into the luxury homes of TSNY's clientele. A New York City implant, Lana lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband, two sons and dog.
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Kate holds a Masters in Higher Education Administration and joined the TSNY team after a career path that took her from the United States Senate to healthcare to higher education philanthropy. Throughout her career, Kate has excelled in large scale project management and development, working on high profile projects such as the Hillary Clinton initiative, The Women In Public Service Project, a program of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center. The transition to TSNY was a natural one as it weds Kate’s keen ability to take projects to the next level and her uncanny approach to successfully managing high profile clients. When Kate is not keeping the TSNY team on track, she can be found in the yoga studio as she is a certified yoga teacher with advanced training in restorative yoga and meditation.
Jackie held an internship with TSNY and was quickly promoted to a Lead Designer and manages TSNY's diverse portfolio of interior design and residential staging clients. Jackie received an MFA in Interior Design at Parsons The New School for Design where she focused her studies on utilizing small spaces to their greatest potential. She also received a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology in Scenic Design at SUNY Purchase ranging from paper projects to fleshed out full-scale productions. Her unique background has suited her to TSNY's artful methods in highly tailored staging and interior projects. She lives in NYC with her husband and two cats.
Hira moved from Pakistan in 2015 and soon after joined TSNY as an intern. Her sophisticated style quickly made Hira an invaluable member of the team and she was promoted to designer. As a designer, she helps TSNY's clients with their interior design and residential staging needs. She has a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Masters in Interior Design. Hira has designed residential and commercial properties. Her skill-set helps her generate aesthetically pleasing designs that are applicable in the real world. She lives with her husband in Manhattan.
Insha provides TSNY with an international lens of design sensibility, weaving the influence of growing up in theatrical family in Singapore into her work. A graduate of the Pratt Institute with a BFA in Interior Design, Insha has the unique talent of combining her AutoCAD layouts with the techniques she learned from her experience in a wide range of artistic mediums – museums, theatre companies, architecture firms and working closely with prominent artists. Joining TSNY in 2016, she quickly became an integral part of the team with her knack to balance the fast-paced demands of staging while remaining true to her interior design roots. Insha resides in New York City and frequently travels to her Singapore home, always returning with new ideas that add to her ever expanding global approach to all things design.