Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hillary Thomas


How do take your Chinoiserie? If you love pink, turquoise, fresh, modern, eclectic, young, and fun, check out this stunning portfolio of California interior designer Hillary Thomas. One of her guiding design principles is the Japanese design concept of "wabi sabi" or finding beauty in the imperfect. Her mix of flea market finds with fine antiques brings an aesthetic that is refreshing, unexpected, and unique.
































22 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

The Spring look is refreshing, I must say that I am drawn to the more neutral of the rooms in the middle and at the end.
L.

Tara said...

Beautiful, love all your pictures today. I will come back to look at them all again.

Karena said...

Hilary's design work is amazing.... Love the colorful images.
Karena
Art by Karena

Averill said...

I love Hillary -- she reminds me a lot of Ruthie Sommers. Young and colorful, but still rooted in tradition.

Chic Coles said...

We love her work, just so young and fresh. Her color combinations are so fun.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Wow, so pretty. I like some more than others....but I am loving the vibrant colors!

La Dolfina said...

OK, that was just too good... I didn't know how much more I could take. That is what I love about chinoiserie, how it breathes the exotic into a space. Clearly I need to know more about Hillary Thomas because she rocks in my book. Each photo was incredible. Her use of color is pure genius. I haven't been this excited about someone since Windsor Smith. Thank you so much for this wonderful post on her designs.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Hi, I mentioned your blog in my latest entry and linked it back to you. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

http://theshinypebble.blogspot.com/2010/03/stickies-on-walls.html

*Chic Provence* said...

I love everything about this post..she is a fantastic designer with a great attitude and it shows. Thanks for posting :)

Kit

Style Redux 2 said...

La Maison Fou-Love it all!

Style Redux 2 said...

Tara-Great eye candy.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-The colors are wonderful.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Their aesthetic is quite similar and I love both.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Happy and fresh design.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Spring all year round in these spaces.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Dolfina-I'm sure she will appreciate your lovely comment.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Shiny Pebble-Thanks for the mention. The monogram is fabulous.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-She's a real talent. I hope she does a book!

ashlina said...

wow. those are such beautiful photos..loving the aqua and pinks....

anna lisa said...

Ack!! Too much good stuff! I don't even know where to start.

Style Redux 2 said...

Anna Lisa-That's a good thing.

Style Redux 2 said...

Ashlina-Great colors.