STUDIO THOMAS JAMES
Classic, innovative, playful, and refined, the inspired design work of Studio Thomas James is beyond definition. Each of the firm’s meticulously created homes portray an individuality specific to the respective client, no two spaces are alike. With Principal and Founder Philip Thomas Vanderford at the helm, the firm has built a portfolio of projects that are personal, functional, and perfectly reflect the ideals and lifestyles of those for which they were designed. Although the firm’s designs focus on interiors, the team utilizes their architectural expertise to give a room’s form and function mutual consideration, setting their work apart. Studio Thomas James’ artistic vision for each space plays within a solid foundation of scale, proportion, and layout, creating a design style uniquely theirs.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Studio Thomas James has had the pleasure of designing homes across the world including those in Paris, Aspen, California, Wyoming, the British West Indies, and Shanghai. Their long-term success is largely due to their meticulous attention to detail and hands-on approach. From a project’s inception to the final installation, the Studio Thomas James team works hand-in-hand with each client to flawlessly execute their dream home.
Studio Thomas James’ innovative work has led to national recognition including the covers of multiple notable shelter publications, acting as featured designers in the inaugural Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas in 2020, HGTV’s Designer of the Year Award in 2021, and D Home’s list of Best Designers for multiple years running. The firm’s designs have been featured by ELLE DÉCOR, House Beautiful, Veranda, Patron, Southern Living, Business of Home, PaperCity, and many other media outlets.
PHILIP THOMAS VANDERFORD
Owner/ Lead Interior Designer
Lead Designer/ Project Manager
Lead Designer/ Architectural Detailing