American-born and internationally recognised interior designer Thomas Hamel is at the helm of celebrated Sydney-based design firm, Thomas Hamel & Associates. Crafting his talent in New York City at legendary interior design firm Parish-Hadley, Thomas moved to Australia in 1991 and established his eponymous company Thomas Hamel & Associates.

Thomas’ travels around the world are a continuous source of inspiration and underpin his design ethos. The result is an international, sophisticated style that is truly timeless. “Cross pollination” and “intelligent editing” are the hallmarks of his unique style.

Rather than put too many ideas into a design, Thomas approaches spaces from a curator’s perspective, knowing instinctively what to include and as importantly, what to leave out. Each project responds to a client’s needs, their surrounds and importantly, to the way they live.

Thomas’ work is regularly featured in many of the world’s foremost interior design magazine. His acclaimed book, Residence (published in 2010), showcases many favourite residential projects from around the world.