Wednesday, September 12

Profile: Timothy Whealon

I love so many of the interiors designed by Timothy Whealon. Timothy has a fantastic eye for art and antiques, a trait that is evident in his designs, and results in a wonderful mix of tradition with a modern approach.

Timothy is both interior designer and antiques consultant. Prior to opening his firm in 1994, he completed the Sotheby's Works of Art course in London and the corporate–management training program at Sotheby's New York.

What is your decorating trademark?
Orchestrated subtlety in both design and color.

Who are your style Icons?
Billy Baldwin, David Hicks, Emilio Terry, Joaquim Tenreiro, and the Ottoman Sultans.

How would you describe your own style?
Fresh, airy, edited and referenced.

What is your idea of luxury?
A day in New York with nothing to do.

What is your most prized possession?
A Candida Hofer photograph of Trinity Library, and a handmade birthday card from my niece that says, "You fill my 'hart' with light"

Who are your favorite artists?
Paul Klee's small, intimate watercolors, Gerhard Richter's ocean paintings, Joan Mitchell's early works, Ellsworth Kelly's works on paper.

What is your idea of the perfect dinner party
Everything fresh, either just picked from the garden or prepared fresh from the sea, outside with stars and moonlight, finished with runny cheese and a bottle of Chateau b'Yquem.

Who would you most like to meet and how I would spend the day?
James Joyce. I would ask him to re-enact the writing of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Your favorite travel destinations?
Istanbul and South Africa

Editor's note: Yum, runny cheese and a bottle of wine outside with stars and moonlight, I want to be a guest at one of Tim's dinner parties!

Profile by Ronda Carman


Anonymous said...

I love Tim's work! So classic, and those photos are just gorgeous!

Yet another great profile Ronda. I love to learn more about the person behind the work.

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm a big fan of Whealon! His rooms are always classic and comfortable.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Ronda I am with you, runny cheese, great wine and dinner with Timothy Whealon sounds divine!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Anne, I agree, it's great to know more about the people behind the work we admire.

ALL THE BEST said...

I'm with you Katherine, it does sound divine!! You can never go wrong with great wine and good cheese!

Unknown said...

Timothy Whealon's rooms are works of Art in themselves. Great interview Rhonda and Kudos to you Timothy.

Brilliant Asylum said...

That top photo is perfection. Great mirror, chandelier, wing chairs.

annechovie said...

Great feature, Ronda! Timothy's work is amazing. The top photo is especially appealing - a room that's clean, classic, hip, airy and cozy all at once.

ALL THE BEST said...

I love that photo too Anne, it's all those things you described, it's my kind of room!

ALL THE BEST said...

Me too Jennifer!

Seems like that top photo is a winner Brilliant Asylum.

Thanks Patricia. A work of art is a great way to describe Tim's work and you of all people should know ;)

Laura said...

I really like his description of his own style--well said.

Suzy said...

Yes to all of the above. He's a great designer, his interiors are always chic and incredibly light. And I can't think of anything better than runny cheese and wine on a starry night!

Things That Inspire said...

Beatiful pictures...I have never heard of this designer, and I thank you for introducing me to him!