SPOTLIGHT ON: Thomas O'Brien

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Thomas O’Brien is a man of many talents. For twenty years, the New York City-based design king and owner of the multifaceted Aero Studios, has been the ultimate tastemaker when it comes to understated modern style with a vintage flair. With looks that walk the line between masculine and condensed, to vintage and sleek, not only can O’Brien decorate an ELLE DECOR-worthy space that is warm and defined, but he’s also a highly acclaimed product designer whose items can be found in both high end boutiques and in Target courtesy of his affordable Thomas O’Brien line.

Whether he’s overseeing a multi-million dollar Upper Eastside remodel or working on his latest collection for a mass retailer, O’Brien’s commitment to simple interiors with distinct personalities have made him the face of American modern design. Take a look at some of Thomas O’Brien’s interiors and covetable furniture below:


An O’Brien-designed space that is layered, livable and full of personality. Photo courtesy of ELLE DECOR.  


Nothing is off limits when it comes to O’Brien’s designs, as he is known to mix pieces from various periods and cultures in the same room. Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy.


To truly get a sense of O’Brien’s take on design, look no further than his product designs, which includes thousands of items from furniture and lighting to bedding, textiles, dinnerware and much more. Photos courtesy of Aero Studios.

Did any of Thomas O’Brien’s pieces catch your eye? Have you picked up one of his pieces at Target? Tell us which ones in the comments below!


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