About Michelle Thomas Design

Award winning Austin interior designer, Michelle S. Thomas, graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a bachelor’s of Interior Design. Now based in Austin, Texas, Michelle launched her own interior design firm, Michelle Thomas Design, in 2009. Since then, she has completed projects in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Pensacola, Florida, and Kansas City, Missouri.

In all projects, Michelle incorporates modern architecture and its approach to simplicity; offers luxurious and timeless interiors; and believes one hint of extravagance can transform a space from “beautiful” to “astonishing.” Her attention to detail and understanding of her clients’ wants and needs has caused her to be a rising star in the Austin interior design community. She produces projects that range from exquisite traditional to modern contemporary chic. Michelle’s design experience includes residential and commercial interior design projects at an architect firm; high-end model homes; and residential remodels and multi-family living with an interior design firm.

Michelle has worked on various types of design-build projects, including indoor-outdoor living spaces, construction and custom furnishings, high-end luxury designs and accessories, and intricately laced tile work on backsplashes, fireplaces, and in bathrooms. Renovations are her favorite design-build projects. She explains, “Renovations are exciting because they challenge my creativity, abilities, and knowledge. They play to one of my strengths, which is space planning. It’s like solving the perfect puzzle.”

As principal of her company, Michelle has earned three ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Awards in the Rising Star Category. In addition to winning awards, Michelle is active in the local design community. She is chair for the Austin ASID Design Community 2012-2013 and Design Excellence Chair. She is a registered interior designerin the state of Texas and accredited with NCIDQ. In the spring of 2012, Michelle completed two renovations with HGTV’s Property Brothers. She is responsible for transforming the outdated and unsellable homes into a buyers dream. The show’s episodes air in the fall of 2012.


  • Stephanie Martenson – Lead Designer
  • Jill Williamson – Paint Specialist
  • Nancy Panter – Studio Manager


Michelle Thomas Design is a full service Austin Texas interior design firm specializing in residential interior design for new construction and remodels. In every project, Michelle strives to reflect her client’s personal style with timeless designs emerging from the architecture of the home and lifestyle of each client. She provides comfort and functionality of design along with an inviting atmosphere in the home, all while creating a pleasurable experience for every client.

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Austin Interior Designer - Michelle Thomas Design

I have had the pleasure to work with Michelle Thomas on the construction side of things. Michelle was phenomenal and took her time to understand my client’s vision and style and totally captured it in every facet of the project. I have worked with several interior designers and find Michelle to be head and shoulders above the rest. It was a pleasure working with her and look forward to future projects. — Texun Builders