Thomas Paul has been described as a style star for his colorful prints, whimsical patterns and ability to design contemporary products that bring a fresh outlook on life. Its hard to put a finger on the genre that Paul likes best. His designs span from the Victorian era to the present. Many of his product designs echo vintage print and fabric patterns, but are reinvented to fit into modern spaces.
Perhaps, Thomas Paul is simply reflecting the collective consciousness of New York. As a city that honors the past as much as it strives into the future, his hometown must have had a hand at developing Pauls unique perspective. In the mid-nineties, Paul earned a degree in textile design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He went on to create ties and scarves for Calvin Klein, Bill Blass and DKNY. In fact, Paul started his own neckware collection right before jumping into the world of bedding. Bedding seemed to be the gateway for more product design. Soon he was designing lighting, graphic dishes, stationary and bath accessories.
Thomas Paul has created his own unusual world. In his world, bandana patterns make good pillows, horse prints create eye catching shower curtains, colorful birds grace plastic dishes and leopard print comes in fun colors from the 60s. While his bedding collection has won him many mentions in magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire, and Harpers Bazaar to name a few, he remains just as vigilant at creating the best products possible as he did when he first started. Its a good thing for the home accessories world that he is as dedicated as he is. Where else could someone buy an octopus duvet cover?