Thomas O'Brien will be here at Parker Furniture on May 21st. I love his mix. He worked for Ralph Lauren Home at one time and you can see touches of that great lived in style. Here are some of my favorite photos of his work.
Below is a blog post by http://www.studioannetta.com that I thought was worth sharing about this very accomplished and accessible designer!
Thomas O'Brien - the quintessential New York designer?
If Thomas O'Brien is not the quintessential New York designer, then he is certainly one of the most accomplished. And with new collections for Bloomingdales and Reed&Barton he's also one of the most published. He has put his stamp on ranges of furniture, rugs, fabrics & trims, lighting, tabletop, bath wares and much more. His style has been called 'warm modern' and while the term may not have been coined specifically for him, it certainly fits the bill. I think what I like about his style is that it is masculine but not in an overpowering or intimidating way. To me, his interiors always look inviting and personal, and while they are very photogenic they don't appear to be showcase-ish. He has created homes that range from the traditional to the modern (usually with a mid-century bent to them), from the masculine to the not so masculine. His products are now showcased in either end of the retail spectrum with collections for Bloomingdales as well as Target. You can find his work locally at Parker's Furniture.