OLIVER THORNTON DESIGN STUDIO
British interior designer, Oliver Thornton, created his eponymous studio after a successful career as a theatre actor, writer and graduate of the New York School Of Design. To discover Oliver's theatrical work, click HERE
BYGONE BRITISH STYLE
The Oliver Thornton Design Studio is a residential interior design boutique inspired by the British aristocracy and their homes during the last years of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th. A Great Britain as captured in the words of Evelyn Waugh, the music of Noel Coward, the rooms of Nancy Lancaster and the artistic hand of Sir Oswald Birley.
The romantic, dream quality of this period is much of what Oliver is looking to emulate in his work. Filtered through a contemporary lens, the English country house style is reimagined for modern living, creating bold and elegant interiors. Oliver believes the home should be the reflection of one's most dazzling self, realized in the way you chose to live. Like stepping into the movie of your own life every time they walk through the front door.
The Oliver Thornton Design Studio is currently accepting projects in New York and London. To discuss your interior decoration or home renovation project, email
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Oliver Thornton, aka The Bygone Brit,spent more than seventeen years working, predominantly, as an actor in London's West End, having appeared in such musicals as Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and Phantom Of The Opera. Throughout his career onstage, Oliver worked extensively as an interior designer and design influencer, creating and writing the highly successful blog, Design For Living, in 2009, when social media was a burgeoning force to be reckoned with.
After eight more years on the stage and a move across the Atlantic, Oliver made the decision to leave the spotlight and focus on his career as a designer, which began by enrolling at the New York School Of Design. Upon graduation, his eponymous studio was established, delivering a contemporary take on the English Manor House Style.
Whilst so much of his profession is in the looking forward, Oliver finds himself lost to a bygone era of style. A world of eccentric aristocrats and gracious stately homes, blowsy cottage gardens and local village halls, black tie, theatre and dinners at the club.
Oliver currently resides in New York with his husband, Ryan and dachshund, Beatrice.