"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."

About Tom Stringer

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. 

Tom's design philosophy is that a home should be the backdrop for a well-lived life with friends and family. His is currently working on projects as diverse as a fine dining jazz club in Chicago, a restoration of a turn-of-the-century Victorian in Telluride, and a beachside getaway in Santa Barbara.