With the same energy that inspires his own love of travel and collecting, Tom and his team incorporate their clients’ passions into their work, creating a relaxed glamour that is both personal and elegant and brings the best creative interiors of Chicago!
Tom Stringer Design Partners approaches the design process as a voyage of discovering the distinctive story of each client and home, connecting them with a sense of wonder and the communal spirit of their space. The firm’s philosophy is client-centered and geographically specific, and brings decades of experience collaborating with top architects, contractors, landscapers and specialized tradespeople.
Tom and his team apply a synergy of technology and creativity to shape spaces into special environments that are warm, inviting and visually engaging.
“There’s no one-size-fits-all ‘look’ to our projects, each is specifically tailored to a client. If we do our job well, there should be no trace of us – just a happy client” – Tom Stringer
Inducted into the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame for Interior Design in 2015, Tom and his firm have been widely lauded for their classical, contemporary designs, including eleven design excellence awards from the American Society of Interior Designers. House Beautiful magazine repeatedly names Tom Stringer Design Partners to its list of the nation’s top interior design firms and the studio’s work has been featured widely in other national publications.
“Tom Stringer Design Partners runs as effectively and efficiently as any studio I’ve ever encountered. We at HH all love working for Tom and his team, and for his clients.” – Holly Hunt
Tom’s design approach is externally inspired and internally driven, largely informed by his great life passion for exotic travel. With a degree from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University, Tom’s love of adventure sends him to a new corner of the earth each year for both personal enrichment and professional inspiration. Filtering his experiences through the prism of design allows him to bridge styles and cultures, expanding his imagination into innovative layers of colors, textures and function.
Tom brings this same rigorous planning, enthusiasm and joy of discovery to the comfortably glamorous homes he creates – starting with his own. The 19th century greystone Tom shares with his husband Scott is recently renovated and captured in his new monograph, “An Adventurous Life: Global Interiors by Tom Stringer.” His own residence is filled with a worldly mix of modern and antique furnishings and also always filled with guests.
“Water is the source of my inspiration, and the vehicle for my freedom. It flows through my life as an individual, and as a designer – and has shown me a different way of seeing the world.” – Tom Stringer
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