Phillip Thomas, Founder, and Principal of Phillip Thomas Inc., follows his guiding belief that the process of creating a home should be enjoyable for all involved. A point of distinction for his firm is that the design is always about the client and that their personality is reflected in the elegant, timeless, and livable interiors. Beautiful materials and unparalleled attention to detail are essential to a successful design project and are apparent to clients as they participate in the design process, and later, as they live in their new home. From a young age, Thomas recognized his passion for interior design. His childhood was spent in New York City and South America and traveling extensively throughout the world. These experiences serve as a constant source of inspiration apparent in Thomas’s work, its exuberant colors, textures, architecture, and eclectic details. A graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC, Thomas continued his education at the New York School of Interior Design where he received his Bachelors in Fine Arts. Thomas began his career working at the New York interior design firm, Ingrao Inc., where he honed his skills as a designer managing and overseeing the development of large-scale projects from concept to completion. Since establishing his own firm in 2011, Thomas has worked with a wide range of clients on projects both in the United States and internationally, and work can be found in many of the top buildings in New York City including the Dakota, 15 Central Park West, River House, and One Madison. Thomas’s work has been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Luxe, Mansion Global, NYC&G, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal among many others. Additionally, he has been featured in recent interior design books such as New York School of Interior Design: Home, Living In Style: Best Interior Design on the Planet, and New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms. In 2016 Thomas made his debut at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House designing an elegant, sophisticated and playful room dubbed the Lady Lair that received praise from his peers and the media alike.
“I have always felt that home is a snapshot of a family or individual’s life at that very moment in time. Right now, I am finding this ‘image’ needs to be aesthetically beautiful of course, but also extremely functional. We are using every inch of our homes. We need areas to gather AND find our own private space.”