“It’s not the size of the project that stimulates my adrenalin but the challenge”

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Custom Design is having the ability to interpret the client accurately and having the diverse knowledge of styles and experience executing them so as to be able to bring their dreams into reality. No 2 clients are ever alike.

DAVID THOMAS, Principal and chief designer, has lead David Thomas & Associates for over 40 years and has quietly become a sought after design icon.​

His credentials, experience, listening skills and ability to interpreting & bring the clients dreams into reality exceed the client’s expectations. In designing projects we creatively balance function, form & comfort, elevating the human spirit.

Holding a BID in Interior Design from Ontario College of Art & Design University, a B.Arch from the Toronto School of Architecture and is also a self taught Landscape Designer and has practiced in all 3 climate zones. With 11 Associates covering everything required for residential design & permitting including 4 engineers. He personally stays involved throughout the project & delivers the same creativity, attention & service, regardless of size or location.

SOUGHT AFTER for his long standing passion for design, diversity of design styles, a reputation in creating a “feeling” in every project and meeting the client’s individual lifestyle & the vernacular of their home.

WE ARE EXPERIENCED in designing Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary & Trans Contemporary Styles; inside or out. Our design projects have ranged from 3.7 SM (40 SF) to 3530 SM (38,000 SF). While the aesthetics of our designs are of course primary importance, we also underpin that with technical knowledge, thoughtful space planning & functional ease. Our focus & expertise on 3 level lighting is one of the most critical factors in creating the mood & feel of the project after the sun has gone down.

We design every area of a home, individually or we can provide a complete turn key project. There is value & economy of time to a “Turn Key” project resulting in a harmonious cohesive project with added value of a single source of responsibility.


  • Multiple American Society of Interior Designers Awards and Citations
  • Best of Home on Bermuda Home & Garden Tour
  • Best of the Best ASID Residential Show House Awards – Pasadena CA, Toronto ON, Raleigh NC & West Hollywood CA
  • 2 Citation Awards from the National Kitchen & Bath Association
  • 12 STAR Awards for Remodelled Projects
  • 22 MAME Awards for Outstanding New Home Design
  • 8 First Place Awards from the American Renovators Council

OUR PRIMARY GOAL is to provide every client with a rewarding, enjoyable, and timely experience through the entire process.

Most recently our work has garnered 2 Awards from LUXE Magazine in London England & 2 Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers; one as Designer of Distinction & the other for Best Outdoor Living Space.

David’s work has also been featured in all major shelter magazines & newspapers in North America as well as Bermuda, Bahamas & Mexico. PBS has produced 2 – 1 hour programs on how he approached a complex residential renovation and the other on an Historic Restoration, Circa 1834, which was the oldest Georgian wood structure in Canada.