New York-trained designer Thomas Hamel converted a heritage inner-Sydney terrace into a stylish workspace that’s also a shining showcase for his studio’s stellar work.
WThe design process is ever-changing and evolving and I am constantly inspired by designers past and present. I was fortunate enough to commence my career at Parish-Hadley Associates, New York, who will forever be an ongoing influence as they instilled in me the fundamentals of design and I refer to these on a daily basis through my business, Thomas Hamel & Associates (TH&A). Travel is the best form of inspiration, not only from visiting museums, galleries and stores, but I am typically invited into homes of inspirational friends and associates, such as Kate Hume in Amsterdam, Veere Grenney in London, David Kleinberg in New York and Barbara Barry in LA.
of pieces that we enjoy changing up on a regular basis. We collaborate with Michael Reid Gallery which allows us to introduce new artists on a regular basis and it exposes our clients who visit the studio to possible pieces for their new homes. The stunning Philip Jeffries wallcoverings are from The Textile Company; tapware by Candana and The English Tapware Company; appliances from Winnings, Sub-Zero and Wolf; rugs from Behruz Studio; lighting from Urban Electric; wall coverings from Gregorius Pineo; marble from Granite & Marble Works; exquisite tiling from The Fine Line; and bespoke custom hardware from ADH Studio.
We wanted to create a boutique townhouse with influences of London and New York and this is exactly the experience as you walk inside. The space is a bespoke vision of TH&A as it incorporates architectural detailing with historic references in a more contemporary interior. It reflects our global shopping sprees and love of travel, allowing us to introduce our finds. The custom-made lighting in a hammered finish by artisians from Gregorius Pineo, LA, hand-painted wallcoverings by Philip Jeffries and bespoke artwork by Jerome Robb from Hervé van der Straeten, Paris, all fuse to represent our global vision.