Founder of Thomas Jayne Studio, NYC, and author
Thomas Jayne is the founder of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Jayne Design Studio and a graduate of the Winterthur Program. Celebrating 25
years in the industry, he credits his guiding philosophy—that history is the core component of good design—to his years at Winterthur. It was further refined during study at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historic Deerfield, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and while a decorator at two of America’s most iconic design firms, Parish-Hadley and Associates and Kevin McNamara, Inc. Thomas Jayne is also a noted author, frequently writing on historical themes in art, architecture, and decoration.
Described as a “mega decorator” by The Wall Street Journal and named to Architectural Digest’s 2014 AD 100 Top Designers, award-winning interior designer Thomas Jayne will share his insights on contemporary design and decoration as the keynote speaker and honorary co-chair of Winterthur’s 52nd annual Delaware Antiques Show, Nov. 6-8 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Jayne will autograph copies of his books American Decoration: A Sense of Place and The Finest Rooms in America: Fifty Influential Interiors from the Eighteenth Century to the Present following his lecture. For insight into H. F. du Pont’s influence on Thomas Jayne’s decorating career, watch this video, which is also featured on the Winterthur Blog. Jayne’s career is featured in the October 2015 Traditional Home magazine.