The way Thomas Callaway sees it, interior design is a relationship business. And so is Hollywood. With that in mind, it’s easy to see how the onetime actor parlayed his Hollywood connections into a career in design.
Instead of focusing on “shock and awe,” we adore that you can feel Tom’s love of traditional interiors with tons of warmth and texture when looking at his work. The homes he designs aren’t just pretty to look at, but they are spaces we would actually love to live in.
Tom Callaway has brought his hands-on knowledge of historical detail and functional space planning to virtually any style, from period to contemporary. He have the ability to make formal or even historically referenced interiors feel relaxed, accessible, and current.
Tom Callaway and his team have designed and renovated over 100 projects across the country, from Malibu to Miami to New York. Based out of Santa Monica since 1988, his firm, Thomas Callaway Associates, has grown to encompass architectural design and planning, construction supervision, landscape design, interior decoration, as well as a line of furniture and of fabric.
Callaway’s been included in House Beautiful’s list of “Top 100 designers in America” numerous times, and frequently pops up on HGTV. In 2012, Callaway opened an art and antiques gallery called “Stuff Tom Likes,” which is open by appointment and can also be viewed online on 1st Dibs.