Founder and Creative Director
Taylor Spellman moved to New York City to study with the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. At age 23, her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and she parlayed her love of the arts into founding her own interior design firm. Spellman took the inspiring words of her first business mentor, “You are borderline insubordinate,” and ran with it. Thankfully, her irreverent approach to business, design and, ultimately life has served her well in the ruthless world of New York City real estate. Spellman’s unapologetic nature combined with a wicked sense of humor has put her at the forefront of not only the design world but has allowed her to keep up with the colorful and inappropriate mouths of brokers and developers alike. Spellman’s designs have secured her an impressive clientele that ranges from the Wall Street set to artists in the East Village to families on the Upper West Side. On a typical day, Spellman has over fifty million dollars worth of real estate under her direction. Her bold and eclectic style has been featured in The Real Deal, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, E! News, Elle Décor and People Magazine.
TSNY: THE COMPANY
TSNY was born from the vision of Taylor Spellman’s core belief that one’s home is not a luxury, it is an essential component of the human experience along with water, food and love. From penthouses to eclectic studios, the artistic vision of our design team knows no bounds, offering an aesthetic that ranges from the attainable to the aspirational. We are hardworking, no nonsense, fast talking women from all over the globe who work harder and play the hardest. We manage our portfolio by veering away from the latest trends (which we hate, by the way) and instead, vying for our signature TSNY no rules aesthetic that results in client centric spaces that are full of character and personality (just like us).
We pride ourselves on meeting our clients exactly where they are, guiding them to discover the design that best suits their life and how they live. Our firm manages and executes multi-faceted design projects, working hand in hand with contractors, architects, fine art professionals and vendors to create interiors that speak to the unique aesthetic of each individual client. Most importantly, we make it through our twelve hour days relying on the sanity we create out of our collective love of sarcasm and all things design. Our fearless leader, Taylor, 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 wouldn’t have it any other way.