Two non-linear creative paths led Benjamin Stelly and Tanya Selway to a serendipitous partnership in interior design, Tanya’s background in painting and visual merchandising pairs with Benjamin’s training and experience in fashion and as a photographer, informing Stelly Selway’s kaleidoscope of references and ideas, and their approach to tactical design solutions.
We work with each client to articulate their individual personalities, histories and styles through their spaces. Our global network of relationships with vendors and makers enables us to visualize custom design strategies, while an understanding of material and architectural behaviors grants us unique insight into crafting durable, sustainable and artful interiors.
Co-Principal Benjamin Stelly carries his multidisciplinary instinct for compelling composition into the creation of spaces. Merging an active photography practice with a decade-long career in fashion and an educational background in architectural design, Benjamin’s perspective reflects an inherently deep-rooted cultural acuity. Informed by strategies both emotional and intellectual, he applies a perceptive understanding to the manipulation of space, manifesting each client’s inclinations, desires and comforts. Benjamin is a native of Austin, Texas, a voracious world traveler, and currently runs the studio’s US outpost.
Co-Principal Tanya Selway’s multicultural, artistic London upbringing informs her incredibly ambitious creativity applied to the medium of interior design. With a background in the disciplines of fine arts and jewelry, as well as visual merchandising in commercial settings, her keen eye for telling stories through interiors expertly blends playfulness with refinement. Her design vantage point is inspired by California sunshine; the rich color palettes of her transatlantic European, Middle Eastern, and African stomping grounds; vast global histories, and the precise subtleties of emotional relationship with her surroundings. With roots in South Africa, Tanya is a native of London, England, and currently runs the studio’s UK outpost.
Emily Rae Pellerin is a writer and communications strategist with a focus on art, design and creative communities. Her work with interior design studios is rooted in a researched, journalistic and empathic approach to developing narratives and telling stories about space and aesthetics. From her home base of Brooklyn, New York, Emily supports Stelly Selway on internal and external communications.
Eve Kennedy is a digital illustrator, image maker and graphic designer. She uses her creative process as a vehicle to challenge convention, centering her work around an ethos of sustainability with significant influences from 3D technology and modern media. Based in London, Eve is an active, exhibiting artist working and collaborating globally, and she supports Stelly Selway on a variety of creative and administrative fronts under the umbrella of design.
Courtney Andresen Kroos comes to design from an Emmy Award-winning career in entertainment. Merging this background with a lifelong love for architecture, she supports Stelly Selway on design endeavors across the board, rooting her work in pristine project management and client services. Influenced by travels abroad, years spent living in New York City and London, and the iconic work of Le Corbusier and Richard Neutra, Courtney’s design inclinations meet at the intersection of west-coast minimalism and well-established opulence.