{Designer Crush} Tom Scheerer

Can you even imagine life before the internet?! Google is my absolute go-to for everything…it’s my encyclopedia, card catalog, yellow pages, cookbook, eyes to the world, travel guide…and thanks to Google Image, my design inspiration. I love to type a decorating idea in Google Image and see all the pretty (and sometimes freaky odd) pictures that pop up.

My daughter’s room is next up on the list of projects (has to be just like brother!). She’ll be transitioning from a crib to a bed (yes, she’s 4, no judgements!), so that is high on the list of projects. I’m pretty sure her headboard will be DIY, and I’m leaning towards upholstered.

While clicking through images of upholstered headboards on Google, one stood out as basically stunning:

I’m crazy about the proportion of the headboard to the room! Then my eye wandered to the lamps, and side tables, and perfect brown wall. I had to find the designer of this room….enter Tom Scheerer! He has been practicing architectural and interior design in Manhattan since 1985, and is consistently on the list of ‘Top 100 Designers.’
His work is so elegant, yet manages to be soothing and unpretentious…he refers to it as “relaxed modernism.”
He moves from Park Avenue city slicker:

To cool Soho Loft:

To the beyond amazing San Remo:
Tom Scheerer San Remo 1
Tom Scheerer San Remo 2
To this bite-yourself Paris townhouse:
(can you stand it?!?! a townhome in paris?!? i die)
A cozy farm house on Long Island:
Pure charm in Nantucket:
No words for this outdoor space:
Right into the coast of Florida:
(oooooo, that tile!)

and the Bahamas:

Even the de Givenchy Residence:
(all photos courtesy tom scheerer.com)
I mean, really…the man knows how to design an upholstered headboard! And some perfect, livable, exquisite homes….regardless of their locale. Do you have a favorite?

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  1. katy wrote:

    Wow! I agree… everything is amazing. Of course I want the pad in Paris but my absolute favorite has to be the cozy outdoor space! I'm fairly new to the upholstered headboard biz… so I'm very curious as to how & where Tom does his headboards. They are gorg! Cassie – if there is anything I can do to help with your daughters room let me know! http://www.headybed.com

    Cheers, Katy

    Posted 9.24.10 Reply
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