Tom Scheerer is one of America's favorite designers. His design style always sides on classic arrangements that are upscale with a comfortable approach. His work has appeared in the top design magazines such as Elle Décor, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and House Beautiful, which includes him annually in its list of America's "Top 100" designers. After graduating with a degree in architecture, Scheerer formed a design partnership with now famous designer Jeffrey Bilhuber. It was no surprise that their interiors landed in every national magazine in America. Then in 1995, Scheerer formed his own Manhattan-based decorating firm, and since then has been tremendously successful.
He has always emphasized color and texture over purely decorative. Fussy furniture isn't practical for anyone who wants to actually use their home. Choose furniture that has a combination of good looks with practical comfort.
Some of his best work in my opinion has been some of the large scale graphic wall prints and wallpapers which can be seen floating around the internet on every blog. Hobe Sound by Scheerer for example is a very well known shot. I believe people love the boldness of the wallpaper, and the antiques that he pairs them with are breath taking. As you can see in some of his designs he works with darker wallpapers and brighter upholstery or wood furniture which complements each other nicely. The Lyford Cay Club features a bold brown and white print with pastel tones in the furnishings. Pink and orange pop against the dark wall prints.
Don't underestimate great furniture. It can really transform a room like nothing else. With great looking antiques, you can leave your walls bone white and still have a magazine worthy interior. In the San Remo Apartment, white washed wood Louis XVI chairs look terrific against the washed wood flooring. In another picture of this apartment, (what appears to be) a white washed console table looks amazing against lighter colored stone. Orange leather, and clay pots bring color into this room, while at the same time looks natural with the scheme of this home.