I think my first encounter with Hillary Thomas (and maybe your’s, too?) was when I pored over Lucky magazine’s Marlien Rentmeester’s Los Angeles home in Lonny magazine. That was February of 2011. Nearly four years later and I’m still swooning over those same images – and a whole lot more, too.
Thomas’ work continues to be an inspiration for me.One of my favorites of her projects is the 1960s D.C. Townhouse. I love the consistent use of light blue (that bedroom!) throughout the house, and the way she incorporated the color into various prints and textures. Thomas has a true knack for mixing high and low, old and new. Not only do I admire her bold choices when it comes to color and print (that Phillip Jeffries “Arches” wallpaper she used in a bedroom has me seriously considering it for a wall in my house) but I really love the way she’s able to combine classic pieces with more, eclectic vintage pieces to create a modern interior. The spaces she’s designed all have such a unique elegance to them without feeling stiff. It’s a tough balance to strike but she does it, every single time.
Images via Hillary Thomas