When I was reading the book before the meeting, I kept thinking that the designs of Thad Hayes have a quiet elegance about them so I asked him how he defined his work and he mentioned a few words that resonate, "appropriate," "relevant," and "thoughtful." All of his projects begin with the client and he is a careful listener and is very thoughtful in his approach. Each of his projects are also appropriate to their environment. For him, the hunt for antiques, furnishings and accessories that create a layered look is what makes each of his designs unique to their environment and owner.
I loved that Thad Hayes had filed his book without thought between Fallingwater, Class Act: William Haines Legendary Hollywood Decorator and the design books by David Hicks. They are all in good company!
In the dining room, Hayes had Gracie repaint the original 1930's wallpaper.