NYC design firm gets back to their roots
By Clementina Verge
Taylor Spellman’s passion, attention to detail, and artistic touch have revolutionized decor concepts since she launched her interior design company in New York City 15 years ago. The Connecticut-born entrepreneur successfully grew her business from staging homes to starring in television shows—achieving national recognition and praise for her accomplishments. She is excited to expand her brand, bringing enthusiasm, proven experience, and a comprehensive team to Litchfield County.
The move goes beyond business strategy. Spellman is currently seeking to establish residence in the area, while her lifelong friend and chief of staff Kate Wasserman Dickens has already settled here. The two met in kindergarten and have fond memories of Litchfield County, including Girl Scouts camping trips at White Memorial Conservation Center. Praising the area for its architecture and landscape, they strive to honor its uniqueness by drawing inspiration from it, along with creating spaces that reflect individual lifestyle choices, whether these include frequent entertaining or a preference for quiet evenings reading by a fire.
“Many designers insist on their own style, on making things basic and beige, and playing it safe, and I disagree with that,” Spellman explains. “The focus should be on designing homes for prospective buyers or current residents. I value figuring out who the person or family is and building the design through the client, not for the client.”
Spellman’s project portfolio and expertise have been praised across the nation. After appearances on Bravo’s “Yours, Mine or Ours” and “Million Dollar Listing,” she stars in the HGTV series “One Week to Sell,” where with a small budget and tight timeline she stages homes for quick sales.
In the past year, Spellman has also worked with homeowners looking to recreate personal spaces that accommodate lifestyles affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have clients who have set up home offices or turned part-time homes into full-time residences,” Spellman explains. “No one will ever look at their homes or properties the same way.”
A project may include anything from new light fixtures or fresh shades of paint, to acquiring new furniture, finishing floors, and remodeling kitchens. Particular about every detail, Spellman also places high emphasis on art, often completing pieces customized to each space.
“Art truly makes or breaks a space,” she notes. “It is highly personalized, so we make our own pieces, whether these are bold acrylic, subtle watercolor, vintage photography, or mirror collages. Everything is curated to enhance the feel of the home.”
The overall experience proves to be part of the “white glove service” and “one stop shopping.”
“We manage the entire process,” Dickens assures. “We have a great team that will see a project from start to finish. Our clients can be confident that our millworkers, contractors, or anyone who enters their home is vetted and trustworthy. We are only as good as our word and quality of work. That has been the key to our success and we look forward to bringing that to Litchfield County.”