To describe the broad range of Jeffrey Thrasher's stylistic tendencies, Interior Design Magazine states: he works "in an easy, modern vein - but sometimes the Kentucky native's instincts tug him in the opposite direction." Regardless of the style or period, the designer is a purist, which is why his repertoire is so expansive.
Thrasher is such a natural at interior design that he never considered any other career. He was studying vintage furniture and antiques by the time he was fourteen years old, and after receiving his degree from the University of Kentucky, he moved to Florida in 1981 and worked at the Richard Plumer Company. By the time he was 26 years old, he had started his own firm, Thrasher Design Company.
During the past two and a half decades, he has created such a devoted following in the Magic City that his clients are drawing him to other parts of the country, and he revels in each new challenge. "I like working on multiple projects for clients because each city brings with it a different challenge," he remarks. "I love working with art and furniture collectors, which I'm doing frequently now. I've been a collector my entire adult life, so I understand what it means to design rooms that complement great art and furniture."
Thrasher's projects have garnered him regional and national press, including HGTV's "Small Space, Big Style" Interior Design Magazine (Cover Story August 2005, Featured Story 2003), Domino Magazine, ICONS: Miami Style (Taschen), Miami Interiors (Taschen), Inspired High-End Interior Design (Schiffer), Florida International Magazine and Florida Inside Out.
An Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Thrasher who is a licensed Florida Interior Designer, credits his popularity to a talent for listening and a keen intuition, which he tempers with practicality, years of experience and a thorough education. He describes Billy Baldwin as an early influence. "Subliminally, the influence of designers like Baldwin are there in my work, but I filter it through my own sensibilities," he explains. "What comes out is an interpretation of what I recognized early on as a basis for excellent design."