Friday, October 22, 2010

Hillary Thomas





"HILLARY THOMAS believes that good design is not something off-the-shelf or necessarily one particular style. Rather, it’s an eclectic mix of the high and the low where inexpensive flea market finds and fine antiques can coexist effortlessly. Hillary believes in “wabi sabi"; the Japanese design terminology that means "finding beauty in the imperfect" resulting in interiors that are refreshing, surprising and intimate.
Originally from Locust Valley, Long Island, Hillary brings her passion for good design and open spirit to all her projects. Her goal is to bring out the inner-creative in even her most left-brained clients. Rooted in her belief that life is multicultural, multilayered and inspiring, Hillary harmonizes her clients’ lifestyles, tastes and beloved objects into a well-designed and highly individual living space.
Hillary Thomas Designs was launched when Hillary collaborated with architect Mark Appleton to redesign and decorate a Spanish-style cottage in Santa Monica. Through that experience, a lifelong passion for design, decorating and color was realized. Since then, Hillary has been helping clients identify their true aesthetic and mixing it with her own great style to make something that is unique and all together different than the status quo.
Hillary is in the process of launching several exciting home lines that reflect her East Coast background and love of different cultures."



I love everything about Hillary Thomas' design aesthetic.  










  I'll never forget the first time I saw this room. 
It took my breath away... I devoured each & every detail!



















Tomorrow morning One Kings Lane is having a Tastemaker Tag Sale featuring Hillary Thomas' new line of finials.  Here's what I have my eye on...







10 comments:

Lumo said...

I love her style!

Beautiful homes fon's come in ready made package, but are built layer by layer of old and new finds.

Acquired Objects said...

Hillary Thomas’ work is wonderful, I especially love the third picture of the bedroom with the grass paper and Suzani roman shades, great mix of styles. She has a wonderful way with color as well as neutrals. I had never heard of her before so thank you for sharing her talent with us it’s beautiful!

cjsullivan133 said...

Really fun. Her sense of color (new) mixed with contemporary art, (enlarged family portraits) and traditional yet whimsical lamps are really cool! The light shining in all these rooms is really nice too. It's always nice to have lots of light!
I want the dining room. xoxo (Off to WHite Elephant with tummy ache this morning). :(

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Those chairs in the first room, swoon. covet. love. You must have fainted when you saw the shell base on the table, it screams you.

La Dolfina said...

You know me so well Jeanette!!

A Perfect Gray said...

Terri, I really like everything. what a great mix. she can really put a room together. I especially like the rug in the first image and really like all the chinoiserie pieces....

thanks for showcasing her work.

Kathysue said...

Hi Terri!! I am back!!! Good to be home. I love Hillarys use of color it is breath taking. I love the way the rooms look as if they evolved over time, nothing staged or contrived. She has an amazing eye for detail, xo Kathysue

Lisa said...

Therese,
First of all she is gorgeous and barefoot sitting on her desk! Who took that photo?
I love her style already.
Now for her design...I have never(really)seen a young designer bring "classic with a twist" to a project and not have it look like a circus. But Hillary has nailed it! Everything "belongs" and looks so comfortable, no chachkies anywhere. Her use of bright fun fabrics are right at home because they are on classic furnisings.
Can you imagine that dining room at night? And how about those kiddos on the wall! I love it all Therese. Thank you so much for introducing me to Hillary and her great(barefoot)design!
xo Lisa

La Petite Gallery said...

Every one is blogging on this young lady. I think she is very pretty, the work is young and colorful. Very nice.

yvonne

Susan said...

wow, beautiful!
xoxo