Seamus Mullen, chef-owner of Tertulia, El Colmado, and Sea Containers at Mondrian London, has filled the airy Dumbo loft he and his wife Lynn Juang share with family heirlooms, specialty knives, and rare spirits. As the tattooed chef opens the door, he reveals an expertly curated apartment, where antiques mingle with modern design elements. Seamus grew up on an organic farm in Vermont, though he may have gotten his impeccable sense of style from his grandfather who, as the editor-in-chief of Sunset magazine for forty years, embodied sophisticated West Coast living. It’s easy to see the many influences on Seamus’s taste, from his upbringing to his travels in Spain, which served as the inspiration for Tertulia and El Colmado. From custom slate cheese boards to vintage school chairs, here are some of his favorite finds.
Laura is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher whose words have appeared in Travel + Leisure, Departures, and Refinery29, among others. She is the co-author of a forthcoming guide to New York City’s hidden bars and restaurants and wrote the Williamsburg and Greenpoint guides in Fodor’s forthcoming Brooklyn book. She likes her gin shaken, not stirred.