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Designing @Auction: "Get the Look" with Phillip Thomas + Skinner

Skinner welcomed Phillip Thomas, Founder and Principal of Phillip Thomas Inc., a New York-based design firm, for a behind-the-scenes look into the warehouse to view furniture, objects, and works of art. Phillip created “get the look” interior vignettes with pieces from our June 20th Century Design auction.

“Dining rooms are so often under-utilized spaces for an individual to tell their story and share their passions. I enjoy incorporating beautiful collections into my clients’ dining rooms.”

LOT PICKS: 1111, 1319, 1139, 1484, 1477, 1311, 1476, 1116

“The at-home bar has been making a comeback over the last few years in my designs. Make it glamorous by filling it with beautiful functional pieces of crystal and silver that sparkle, and mix in some sculptural objects of interest. Don’t forget great stools that are both comfortable and conversation pieces.”

LOT PICKS: 1197, 1459, 1106, 1497, 1539, 1536

“A well-appointed corner of a home is the perfect spot to read and decompress from the work-from-home environment. Make it practical but also aesthetically pleasing.”

LOT PICKS: 1022, 1303, 1123, 1254, 1394, 1399, 1134

“In contemporary open-plan living, it is important that one has a table and chairs that are functional but also pleasing to the eye I also think it is important to accessorize with conversation pieces when the table is not being used.”

LOT PICKS: 1418, 1187, 1429, 1451, 1346

“The power of Lalique. Lalique has a way of capturing light and reflecting back into a space with incomparable glow and glamour. I particularly love using it in dark interiors”

LOT PICKS: 1167, 1173, 1171, 1170, 1153, 1391

Join us for a discussion with Phillip Thomas

Living Artfully – Creating Timeless Interiors


Skinner will be hosting Phillip for a casual, free-flowing conversation on Zoom with Skinner’s Director of 20th Century Design, Dan Ayer. Hear the inspiration for Phillip’s interiors, and learn more about how the furniture and objects selected for these five mood boards suggest a myriad of possibilities for elegant, timeless, and livable interiors.


Phillip Thomas’s work has been featured in Architectural DigestElle Decor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Luxe, Mansion Global, NYC&G, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among many others.  

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