Downtown Manhattan-based interior designer Tara McCauley is always on the lookout for the perfect vintage find. A lifelong lover of color and pattern, she met her ideal (but by no means vintage!) match in Elle Décor A-List decorator Nick Olsen, under whom she apprenticed for eight years. Drawing from an eclectic array of influences from art history, fashion, and travel, Tara has always had a specific point of view – her work is romantic, layered, and often inflected with a dash of humor. With history as an anchor, she finds beauty in the juxtaposition of periods and unexpected materials. Taking a collaborative approach, Tara aims to give each client a unique space which feels thoughtfully collected and true to their personal style. She views design as a means of storytelling – a space can reflect both where a client has been and their aspirations for the future. Tara’s work has been featured in New York Magazine’s “Great Rooms” as well as NBC’s “Open House TV.” She earned a BA at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she pursued an interdisciplinary concentration in art history and architecture, and completed a studio-based architecture intensive at Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments.

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