Chic Shop Vintage Barware Featured on COCOCOZY!

June 7, 2011
Hi friends! Did anyone see Chic Shop featured on COCOCOZY yesterday? We were thrilled when we saw it! COCOCOZY is a fab interior design and décor blog and a stylish shop. You know we LOVE vintage bar setups at Hillary Thomas Designs, so how neat is it that Coco did a whole post ... READ MORE >

Dorothy Draper, Queen of Chic and Stylish Spaces

June 7, 2011
My design icon is Dorothy Draper, a very fun and hilarious character. Dorothy essentially started the entire interior design industry, and bravely embraced color in a time when neutral décor was the norm. And what good-looking room doesn’t have a splash of color? This queen of... READ MORE >

Palm Beach Chic Décor!

June 6, 2011
I’ve had a love affair with Palm Beach for as long as I can remember. You can’t escape the romance if you are from New York, and especially going to college in Florida (I went to Rollins in Winter Park)! There is something so timeless and CHIC about Palm Beach. Slim A... READ MORE >

And Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson!

June 4, 2011
Hi friends! If you know anything about us, you probably know we’re totally inspired by the eclectic and global WASPs of the 1960s and the fascinating design revolution they created. So, with quintessential ’60s film The Graduate in mind, I came up with this collection of ... READ MORE >

The Finial Touch: Lucky Madame Chiang Collection

June 3, 2011
We’ve just launched our new Asian-inspired collection for The Finial Touch lamp finials…The Lucky Madame Chiang Collection.  We decided to name them after Soong May-ling (aka Madame Chiang) because she was such an inspirational and CHIC woman! Born in China in 1898 a... READ MORE >

Divulging Our Secret Shopping Sources

June 2, 2011
Hi friends! We’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of excitement lately, including being featured by Lucky Magazine—a go-to source on shopping and style. We were so flattered the renowned mag asked Hillary Thomas Designs about our shopping sources in Los Angeles and online that ... READ MORE >

Slim Aarons and Vintage Chic Style

May 31, 2011
Hi all! You probably know we champion a “vintage chic” design style, which we want to really look at more in depth today. To us, vintage chic is synonymous with Slim Aarons, the famed mid-century photographer who made his career out of what he called “photographing attracti... READ MORE >

Chic Shop Featured on Style Beat!

May 27, 2011
The oh-so-stylish Marisa Marcantonio recently featured Chic Shop on her design blog Style Beat—one of our very favorite blogs—and we wanted to give her a huge thank-you shout out. Believe it or not, Marisa and Hillary are actually both from Locust Valley and used to ice skate... READ MORE >

Shopping the Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach

May 26, 2011
Hillary recently helped Marlien Rentmeester of Lucky magazine furnish Marlien’s new Cape-Cod-style home. (You may have seen some of it in the Jan/Feb issue of Lonny!) Believe it or not, together Hillary and Marlien hit the thrift stores on the Dixie Highway in Palm Beach and we... READ MORE >

Cambodia’s Design Renaissance

May 25, 2011
We always find inspiration for our clients and products from jaunts to exotic places. At the top of our travel wish list is Cambodia. Though rarely thought of as a style hub, Cambodia is currently going through an exciting and promising design renaissance. We love the piece Trend... READ MORE >