The Living Room

Designer Interview

360 Room Tour

Tom Stringer
Tom Stringer Design Partners
314 W. Superior, Suite 502,
Chicago, IL 60654
T: 312.664.0644
F: 312.664.2611
E: info@tomstringer.com
tomstringer.com

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After working for some of the nation’s top interior design firms, Tom Stringer launched his own firm in 1995. The firm he founded, Tom Stringer Design Partners, embodies the alluring mix of sophistication, warmth and love of travel that is Tom Stringer. Within his classically grounded philosophy’s broad bounds, Tom has produced an astonishing array of projects—from historic estates to summer cottages to hotels, restaurants and yachts the world over. An adventurous traveler and skilled diver Tom finds inspiration wherever he goes, once designing an entire carpet collection around the swirling patterns he saw in a Micronesian coral reef.

House Beautiful magazine repeatedly names Tom to its list of the nation’s top interior designers and his projects have also been featured in Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Luxe and many other publications. His nautical interiors have twice been selected as finalists for the World Superyacht Society awards. And in partnership with acclaimed Chicago chef, Grant Achatz, Tom created the interiors for Alinea, broadly recognized as the best restaurant in North America. Tom has also designed his own line of contemporary upholstered furnishings and hand-tufted carpets, available through TexStyle.

Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in design from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University. His professional heroes are design luminaries Billy Baldwin, Albert Hadley and Michael Taylor, creators of timeless, classic interiors that are also inviting, practical and comfortable.

In developing the concept for this living room, I imagined that my design heroes, Billy Baldwin and his young friend Albert Hadley were invited to Sister Parish’s home for the evening.

The trio had much fun, consumed many bottles of champagne and then decided to make-over Sister’s living room together. Sister and Billy tackled fabrics, Billy and Albert commandeered furniture, and all three fussed over art and accessories.

The result is a lively and comfortable living space filled with imagination and joie de vivre!

Resources

Baker Knapps & Tubbs
Sofa and Fabric
McGuire Furniture Game Table

Benjamin Moore
Wall and Trim Paint

CAI Designs
Accessories

Dessin Fournir Companies
Desk & Mirror
Game Chairs

Donghia, Inc.
Pair of Upholstered Side Chairs

Edelman Leather
Leather Tiger Stripe Area Rugs

Holly Hunt
Gracie Studio Painted Screen
Corbin Bronze Half Moon Side Table
Ralph Rucci Cocktail Table
Ironies-Accessories

John Rosselli & Associates
Steven Gerould Side Table Lamps Vaughan Designs Desk Lamp

LALIQUE
Serpent Vase, Rouge
Raisins Decanter
Fleur du Désert Decanter
Cep Decanter
Saint-Hubert Tumblers

Mike Bell, Inc. & Westwater Patterson
Cache Round Side Table
Las Palmas Twig Side Table

Remains Lighting
3 Sunburst Pendants and Pendant Light

Richard Norton Gallery, LLC
Artwork

Samuel & Sons Passementerie
Bergere Chair Trim
Pillow Trim

Schumacher/Patterson, Flynn & Martin
Bergere Chair Trim
Wing Back Chair Fabric
Fabric on Game Chairs
Pillow Fabric and Applique
Window Treatment Fabric, Trim and Flange
Pendant Light Shade Fabric

Watson Smith Carpet – Rugs – Hard Surfaces
Large Area Rug

Tom Stringer’s Personal Collection
Accessories, Lounge Chairs and Desk Chairs

The Living Room

Benjamin Moore
Wall and Trim Paint

Dessin Fournir Companies
Desk & Mirror

John Rosselli & Associates
Vaughan Designs Desk Lamp

LALIQUE
Cep Decanter
Fleur du Desért Decanter
Raisins Decanter
Saint-Hubert Tumblers

Richard Norton Gallery, LLC
Artwork

Tom Stringer’s Personal Collection
Accessories, Lounge Chairs and Desk Chairs

Watson Smith Carpet – Rugs – Hard Surfaces
Large Area Rug

Special thanks

Tiptop Builders - Moldings