Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas Inc. follows his guiding belief that the process of creating a home can and 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 an unparalleled attention to detail is essential to a successful design project and becomes apparent to clients as they participate in the design process and, later, as they live in their new home.
Since establishing his own firm in 2011, Thomas and his team have completed projects at many of the top buildings in New York City, including 15 Central Park West, River House, and One Madison. The firm has worked with clients in the US in cities including Boston, MA, Newport, RI, and Southampton, NY as well as internationally.
From a young age, Thomas recognized his passion for interior design. His childhood was spent living in New York City and South America and traveling extensively throughout the world. These experiences serve as a source for inspiration, often referencing and reinterpreting these memories of architectural details, symmetry, colors, and textures in his work.
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. In 2005, Array magazine cited him as one of the top ten designers to graduate from design school that year in the tri-state area. 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 throughout the United States and internationally.