WORDS BY REBECCA RHYS-EVANS
They say your home is an extension of you. If this is true, Sean McNanney – the interior designer, artist and founder of cashmere label, Saved NY – is someone you’d like to invite to your dinner party. His Williamsburg apartment, which he shares with husband Sinan Tuncay, is full of adventure and curiosity. Visiting could be compared to wandering around an Istanbul bazaar, but one portrayed in a Wes Anderson film. Ottoman ceramics here, some Moorish vases, rugs, mirrors, masks, busts over there… Oh and 400-odd snuff boxes, which he admits he has somewhat of an addiction to collecting. The walls are laden with a 3D wallpaper made from paintings, portraits, photographs and crucifixes that he has accumulated over the years. Everything, including his joyous colour palette tells a story. The yellow living room, for example, is inspired by one of McNanney’s heroes, decorator Nancy Lancaster, who popularised English countryside style in the 1920s.