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.