hillary thomas,
founder & principal


Hillary is the inspiration and original founder of Hillary Thomas. Ten years ago, she “officially” took the plunge (but she’s been decorating her entire life!) and launched a traditional interior design business in Santa Monica, CA. The business has evolved from a successful interior design firm into a vibrant product and lifestyle company.

Hillary believes that good design isn’t 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 effortlessly coexist.

Originally from Locust Valley, Long Island, Hillary brings her passion for design and her open spirit to all her projects. Her goal is to bring out the inner-creative in even her most left-brained clients and friends. Rooted in her belief that life is multicultural, multilayered, and inspiring, Hillary loves nothing more than harmonizing different lifestyles, tastes, and beloved objects into a thoughtfully designed and highly individualized living space.

Favorite Paint Color? “Hale Navy” by Benjamin Moore

Style Icon? Jackie O.

Dream Client? Grace Kelly

I Collect… Vintage lamp finials

Favorite Spot in SF? The Presidio

Favorite Spot in LA? Sullivan Canyon

Words to live by… “I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.” -Elsie de Wolfe