Event designer extraordinaire Tom Kehoe brings the fabulous life home with an inspired home decor collection.
“[If you want people to] see your table and think, That is so you,” says Kehoe, “make it really personalized with things from your home.” He recommends topping the Hilton dining table with unique touches like books, pottery, and flowers.
Tom Kehoe is no stranger when it comes to creating decadent soirées—but this autumn, he’s drawing on simplicity. “Fall always brings you back to that earthy feeling,” says the Kehoe Designs founder, who’s venturing into new territory with the launch of the Kehoe Collection, his debut line of home décor and furniture.
For fall, the Mount Prospect native pays homage to the spirit of the season via rustic pieces like the Hilton dining table, which boasts natural wood and aged raw materials, and neutral glass vases. Still, Kehoe is embracing an industrial aesthetic, as evidenced in his favorite objet, the Zero candlestick, “a grand example of scale and modern design” with large metal rings given a soft finish.
“It’s not sight-obstructive, but it makes a statement,” the event design veteran says of the piece. And just as Kehoe continues to push himself in creating fabulous fêtes, his quest for creating the perfect at-home setting is constantly evolving.
“I change my house seasonally, which may sound wacky, but I just love it,” the Old Town resident says, laughing. “I’ll always be on the search for that right piece.” Available at Three 50 West, 1131 W. Armitage Ave., 844-350-7467