Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse REVEAL!

October 28, 2013
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We couldn’t say “YES” fast enough when Traditional Home asked us to design a room for their Napa Valley Showhouse this year. Located at Charles Krug, which happens to be the oldest winery in the area, we took on the task of designing the front sitting room in Pe... READ MORE >

Laundry by Design: Before & After!

September 12, 2013
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Remember the “Laundry by Design” Pinterest contest we recently co-hosted with the Good Home Company? Well, the lucky winner, Stacy, turned out to be perhaps one of our favorite “clients” so far! Stacy lives in Texas and even has her very own design blog (w... READ MORE >

Back to School: Dorm Room Style & A Fab GIVEAWAY

August 14, 2013
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Who doesn’t love back to school shopping? There’s nothing like putting on that fabby new outfit that’s been waiting patiently in your closet for weeks and loading your tote with freshly sharpened pencils and untouched notebooks. It feels like just yesterday̷... READ MORE >

Playing Favorites: Our Must-Have Coffee Table Books

August 12, 2013
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A design-loving gal can never have enough coffee table books. Not only are they a necessity when creating chic vignettes around your abode but they can also be quite informative and inspiring if you actually read them. All (4) of us at Hillary Thomas are major collectors and alwa... READ MORE >

The Power of Pink

August 7, 2013
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One color we can’t seem to stop thinking about lately (or designing with) is pink. Coral, hot pink, light pink, blush, fuschia, we can’t stop! (And we won’t stop…).¬†We love it paired with kelly green for a Palm Beach chic vibe, or navy blue for a nautical... READ MORE >

It’s Time for a Trim!

August 5, 2013
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We’ve always held firm to the belief that beauty lies in the details of design. It’s those little unexpected touches of luxury and whimsy that take a simply pretty room and make it ridiculously chic! Trim is one of those little luxuries that adds an instant “wow... READ MORE >

We’re Loving: Watercolor Wallpaper

July 31, 2013
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You know how designers always say “You can do wonders with a fresh coat of paint”? We think that a few fresh rolls of wallpaper can put your paint to shame any day. Honestly, is there anything better than a quirky and colorful wallpapered powder room? Say no more. Whi... READ MORE >

Before & After: Washington D.C. Townhouse

July 18, 2013
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Do you recall the 1960’s Washington D.C. townhouse I designed with Jeff Lincoln that was featured in House Beautiful last year? I recently stumbled on some of the “before” pics while purging files on my computer and was reminded what a transformation that was! W... READ MORE >

Catalog Chic: The Best for Less

July 13, 2013
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The “granny” side in us can’t help but get excited every time a fresh new catalog arrives in our office. We don’t even request them (swear!) but somehow the likes of¬†Wisteria, Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn always find their way to our mail slot and we&... READ MORE >

My Go-To Hues

July 1, 2013
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As a decorator, one thing I’m always getting asked is “What color is that?”. I hate to disappoint but I am not a walking paint fan (although that would be pretty snazzy!), and I don’t always have my Benjamin Moore sku numbers memorized to spew off at the d... READ MORE >