Every Christmas I tell myself, “Next year I’m going to get a head start on my holiday shopping and family cards,” and now faced with supply chain issues, this year I am actually making good on my promise! A little lemonade out of lemons, yes? This year’s “Christmas with the Tastemakers Gift Guide” has been a huge help in finding the most thoughtful and unique gifts for everyone on my list. To get into the spirit, today we are touring an illustrious designer’s Manhattan home, exquisitely decorated for Christmas…
Everything Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas, Inc., designs is perfection, and his family home on the Upper East Side is a shining example. For Thomas, it has always been the gathering place for the entire family to celebrate the season. From an annual brunch before the New York Ballet performance of the Nutcracker to the family Christmas dinner complete with cookie decorating, the home sparkles with the hustle and bustle of the season!
Phillip loves to go all out with his holiday decor and he selects a traditional theme year after year. Abundant candlelight, swags of greenery (a mix of faux and live to ensure it will last through the entire season), multiple trees with white twinkle lights, glittering collections of gold and silver ornaments and of course, a roaring fire all create a warm and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy. Let’s take a look inside! Photography by Aydin Arjomand.
A personally-guided tour with Phillip can be seen below… You will not want to miss! It is even prettier on video!
To learn more about Phillip Thomas, please visit his website and follow @phillipthomasinteriors on Instagram. You can also tour another New York City apartment he designed – probably one of my all time favorites! – here. Cheers!