About Us

Reflecting its founder’s spirited personality and love of adventure, Tom Stringer Design Partners creativity is simultaneously rooted in the classics while offering clients a multi-layered and modern approach to color, texture and personal interests. With the same energy that motivates his own love of travel and collecting, Tom and his creative team incorporate their clients’ passions into their design schemes—creating a kind of relaxed glamour that’s both deeply personal and truly unique.

Headquartered in a loft in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Tom and his team start every project with an evaluation of the space for proportion and symmetry, applying computer modeling and the collected wisdom of their experience. Such right-brain/left brain synergy is why the spaces created by Tom Stringer Design Partners are not only warm and inviting but also visually elegant.

The firm’s studio is inviting, and clients are welcome to browse among the many books, images and curios it houses. With specialties ranging from architecture to finance to fashion, Tom and his creative partners enjoy any client request -- from creating bespoke furnishings to curating a contemporary art collection. Tom has long experience collaborating with top architects, contractors and landscapers and he can also take the lead role in coordinating all aspects of a project.

House Beautiful magazine repeatedly names Tom Stringer Design Partners to its list of the nation’s top interior design firms and the studio’s work has been featured in many publications, including Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Luxe and CS Interiors.

“There’s no one-size-fits-all ‘look’ to our projects,” says Tom, “Each is specifically tailored to a client. If we do our job well, at the end there should be no trace of us— just a happy client.”