Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Style Maker > Thomas O'Brien


Thomas O'Brien understands the High & Low chemistry of Interior Design.  In his world, both exist equally when overall style is the end goal.  The success lies within O'Brien's refined design eye and understanding the importance of function & form, no matter what the price tag to consumers.  This influence can be found in O'Brien's furniture collection for Hickory Chair and well as his home furnishings line for Target.

 Hickory Chair

 Target

O'Brien is based in New York City, where he operates Aero - his retail and studio space.  A look into more image detail - his mix of vintage modern with urban chic and little classical form living harmoniously - can be found in the pages of his recently published - American Modern.

Aero

Aero

American Modern

Thomas O'Brien has been included in the May 2010 issues of Town & Country and House Beautiful magazines.  Check out the following images and excerpts.

 House Beautiful, May 2010

 Town and Country, May 2010

I am particularly fond of O'Brien's Kitchen Designs....  About 5+ years ago, I saw published photographs of O'Brien's country home and was struck at how he selected gold/brass hardware for his kitchen cabinets.  At the time, copper accents seemed acceptable options for design materials - pots, vent hoods, etc... but prominent gold tone details seemed so radical.  Chrome/stainless hardware and appliances were and continue to be heavily marketed in Kitchen Design.  Loving the contrast, we folded the look into our kitchen remodel for our previous home.

Thomas O'Brien's Kitchen

Thomas O'Brien's Kitchen - White Cabinetry with Gold Square Hardware

 2005 - Our Home Kitchen Remodel - Influenced by Thomas O'Brien Design
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