Schoos Home Design Services

Schoos Design is a full service home and garden design firm with extensive resources and experience.

From our first home designed for Will Smith and Jada Pinckett, we have created sophisticated residences for Hollywood's elite like Ellen DeGeneres, Courtney Cox, Tommy Matola, Nick Lachay, Jessica Simpson and Ashley Simpson. Other clients include major players in business and entertainment around the world.

Our services include:

Consultation & Research
Exterior Rendering Sample
Exterior Rendering Sample

Any project begins with getting to know the client and their wishes and ideas. No designer can be successful unless they first listen.  Some factors that should be considered include the clients' likes and dislikes, their personal style, whether they have children, if so, how old they are, whether the client likes to entertain, etc. All of these considerations must be weighed if the home is to be not only beautiful but also functional.

 

The space itself must also be considered for the opportunities or limitations it presents. This is where our expertise comes in. There might be zoning or technical considerations. Past experience may suggest a better solution than what was originally imagined. Our experience in dealing with contractors, suppliers and government entities will smooth the way for the best possible outcome.

Concept Design
Interior Residential Sketch
Interior Residential Sketch

With all the information gathered in step one, the creative process begins. This is the mysterious part of design.  Sometimes ideas are logical and apparent; sometimes, inspiration is quirky and counterintuitive. Without attempting to explain it, we can only point out that our track record for creating effective yet surprising solutions for our clients speaks for itself. 

 

 As the progress unfolds, ideas are presented to the client in whatever manner seems best.  Sometimes this means concept drawings or “vibe boards” in which materials and images are assembled for presentation.  Sometimes it means presenting finished pieces or photographs.

Custom Furniture and Fixture Design
Custom Chair Design
Custom Chair Design

If desired, Schoos can provide original designs for custom furniture pieces, built-in fixtures and other elements, as we have done for many clients, both residential and commercial.  If a unique new creation is not desired, another option is to choose from among the many original furniture and accessory designs available through our Schoos Night stores.  These items may have been designed in a similar form for one of our previous projects, or, they might be original designs created for sale to the public. Either way, you are getting a Schoos original!

Custom Exterior Design
Exterior Design by Schoos
Exterior Design by Schoos

Schoos Design is also known for dramatic gardens and outdoor spaces.  One of the most dramatic is the quarter-acre private garden behind our West Hollywood offices with its koi pond, palapas, gazebos, outdoor kitchen and exotic bird cages.  Please ask for a tour if you are interested in a dramatic exterior space for your home.

Bidding & Purchasing

Schoos has numerous resources available to guarantee the highest quality materials within the client's budget.   Our staff can also handle purchasing of furniture, fixtures and other services to ease the scheduling demands on our clients. 

Project Management

Schoos Design has considerable experience working with contractors and vendors to assure the timely and accurate completion of projects.  If an architect is needed, Schoos can recommend and work with top talent to accomplish our vision.  If zoning or other permissions from government entities is required, we understand how to facilitate this process as well. 

Original Art and Art Curation
Private Home with Painting by Schoos
Private Home with Painting by Schoos

Besides being a celebrity designer, Thomas Schoos is a well-known painter and visual artist who continues to create original works for many of our clients and outside galleries. Besides these original pieces, Schoos Design also curates works by various artists for projects we design or manage, such as an upcoming “art hotel” being planned for 2012, which will feature continuing rotating exhibits and installations by a variety of artists.  These resources can also be put to use to find original works for your home or other location.