Principal Designer, Project Manager, Entrepreneur

Thomas Halstead is the founder and principal designer of THOMAS HALSTEAD DESIGNS, a full-service Interior Designer in Los Angeles that markedly serves the needs of discreet and discerning clientele.  His approach to design is to create warm, inviting and functional environments by using unique textures and finishes, integrating natural and artificial light sources, and applying innovative methods to incorporate distinctive furnishings to fulfill his client’s vision.


A native of Philadelphia, Thomas began his artistic endeavors at age 15 as a dancer.  He was awarded numerous scholarships to the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Darvash School and the prestigious Julliard School in New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While enrolled at Julliard, Thomas gained hands-on experience in set design and wardrobe. Upon graduating from Julliard, he embarked on a successful dance career traveling the world admiring architecture, antiquities, and furnishings though-out his travels. These inimitable experiences ultimately established the groundwork for a natural segue into Interior Design.  


In 2007,  Thomas enrolled in the Santa Monica College of Art, Entertainment, and Technology for Interior Architectural Design and quickly flourished.  Shortly after graduating Thomas founded  Thomas Halstead Designs / Halstead Interior Designs 

Member of LAGLCC

Thomas has an incredible eye for detail and design. His feedback, thoughtfulness, creativity and follow through make him invaluable when designing a space to your needs. I highly recommend him.



(top 10 agent in Keller Williams Realty Nationwide)

Thomas Halstead is THE BEST!


When we moved to Marina del Rey 6 years ago from Texas we knew absolutely no one. Our real estate agent recommended Thomas Halstead, probably the greatest recommendation we've ever received. Not only did Thomas handle all our interior design needs, but he also introduced us to a great contractor and supervised all of our remodel process personally. He was professional every step of the way, always kept our budget in mind, and made sure our finished product was "our" style as opposed to some designers who are set on it being "their" style. To this day we contact Thomas for any, and every, interior need. We were so happy working with him that we acquired his services for our second home in La Quinta! Once again he didn't disappoint and did a phenomenal job. I can't imagine him ever having an unhappy client.



Marina del Rey

I highly recommend Thomas Halstead for any interior design projects. He has a great attitude and he does his homework.  I felt he went the extra mile to listen to what I as a client was expressing and to present me with options. He has a vast knowledge design and great contacts. I am a film director and I can be demanding and Thomas always impressed me with his presentations and his follow through. He is always conscious of the budget and is very solution oriented. Not only does he have impeccable taste, he has a great personality and makes the experience fun. The most important thing I liked about working with Thomas is the fact that he is flexible. I never felt resistance or that I was being nickel and dimed . His estimates were accurate and not over the top. We remodeled my loft in Hollywood and the end result was spectacular. I rent it furnished for top dollar. Everyone loves the way it’s decorated. It’s a success.