Chic & Fabulous Sale!

August 20, 2012
Sad to see summer coming to an end?  Well we’re here to ease the pain… Chic Shop is wrapping up the season with a special gift to all our Facebook Fans – 20% off ANYTHING in Chic Shop. Had your eye on some of our finials or perhaps one of our fab vintage finds? ... READ MORE >

Getting Ready for The NY Gift Show!

August 17, 2012
After much explaining to airport security what “finials” are, Hillary Thomas Designs has officially landed in New York City!  In case you don’t already know, the New York International Gift Fair is this weekend and we are so excited to be officially debuting ou... READ MORE >

Gone to Pot

August 13, 2012
Whether you have a serious green thumb or just like to arrange flowers picked up at the farmer’s market, we think the idea of a special “potting room” is ultra chic. Not to mention a great excuse to decorate! For serious gardeners a potting room is your happy pl... READ MORE >

Owl About It

August 10, 2012
It may be cliché but we can’t help that we still have a weakness for owls. Perhaps it’s because they seem to be the perfect balance between sophisticated and whimsical that make them a favorite in the design world. Or maybe it’s those big round eyes that are ju... READ MORE >

Vintage Chic – Hitting The Road

August 3, 2012
Can you believe it’s already August?  It feels like just yesterday we were finishing up our spring cleaning and the anticipation of summer was just a twinkle in our eye.  But don’t bust out those fall clothes and cashmere sweaters just yet – there’s plen... READ MORE >

On Our Radar: Ryan Mennealy Ceramics

July 31, 2012
We were recently introduced to the work of ceramic aficionado, Ryan Mennealy, and instantly fell head over heels. Based in Southern California, he creates gorgeous one of a kind pieces each more unique than the last.  His vases and bowls are all stunners, but true to form we hav... READ MORE >

Design Crush: Furbish Studio

July 27, 2012
Ok – I have a confession to make…I think I might have a little design crush on Furbish Studio. Call it puppy love, but they have got it going ON over there.  Owner Jamie Meare’s blog I Suwanee is one of my daily reads, and her recent post of a client’s ho... READ MORE >

Hillary’s Quick Tips for Refreshing a Room

July 24, 2012
hillary thomas designs room with patterned lampshade
OK…we know you all have those rooms in your home that are in need of a little pick-me-up. Rooms that really have all the right pieces, but are just missing a little life. Or perhaps, you are planning to completely overhaul the room, but that isn’t happening until your... READ MORE >

It’s 5:00 Somewhere!

July 18, 2012
Hi dolls!  Summer cocktail-ing is in full swing and we are simply over the moon about it.  As firm believers of the “5:00 somewhere” theory (proven fact, by the way) we think it’s never too early to start the party.  I’ve been seeing lots of very “... READ MORE >

The Gardens of Dawnbridge

July 16, 2012
Tony Duquette’s fantastical Dawnbridge has long been on my list of homes that I would love to visit. Dawnbridge is located in Los Angeles and was Tony and Elizabeth Duquette’s home for the majority of their married life. The house is an over the top expression of crea... READ MORE >