Hillary Thomas Has A Bollywood 40th!

I was lucky enough to attend Interior Designer Hillary Thomas's 40th birthday party last week. All I can say is Namaste!

The night began as I was greeted by a man in a turban, telling me to select my bindi and take as many sparkly bracelets as my arm could hold. This was not a bad start, but as I walked up the candle lit garden path I could not believe what was coming in to view. Paradise.

Hillary decided to host 80 girlfriends for an evening of pure decadence and thus turned her back yard into a balmy night in India. We, her lucky guests, sat on colorful pillows, sipping drinks and dining on Indian food all while a Bollywood movie played behind us. It was divine. I had to ask Hillary a few questions:


1) What made you choose the Bollywood theme? I LOVE color & I wanted to celebrate Harem style with the great ladies in my life! I LOVE Indian food & big flowy comfy clothes!!

2) What do you feel is your design point of view? Have fun. Use color & texture with abandon. Mix & match & layer is my motto!

3) What's one thing someone can do to really transform a room? Accessories & art really do wonders. Also – color or wallpaper on the walls is a must. And have fun with the ceiling – often times people forget it's even there!

 
You can see Hillary's Design portfolio and line of bedding at: Hillary Thomas Designs. She also just joined twitter! You can follow her here!







9 comments:

KatiePerk said...

What a gorgeous event!

suburban prep said...

How fabulous.
What a lucky girl you were to enjoy such a party.

Beachy Chic said...

what a FUN idea!!! can you find out where your friend got her gorgeous tunic? I LOVE it!!

Beachy Chic said...

what a FUN idea!!! can you find out where your friend got her gorgeous tunic? I LOVE it!!

Mrs. Mix-it said...

Love It!! Sounds like a fabulous event.

Jennifer said...

what a fun Party! You were sooo lucky! thanks for blogging about it...love the bollywood dancers. they are coming to atlantic city soon. cheer! Jennifer

Kate said...

FUN!!! I still have a few years to plan my 40th, but am definitely taking notes;)

Kristin said...

Ummmmmm, wow does that affair sound beyond divine!

Muffy said...

How fun! I just started following her one twitter-- LOVE her pink and green website!!!