• Profile: Timothy Whealon

    by  • 12 Sep ’07 • profile, Timothy Whealon • 13 Comments



    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

    13 Responses to Profile: Timothy Whealon

    1. Anne
      12 Sep ’07 at 12:01 pm

      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.

    2. The Peak of Chic
      12 Sep ’07 at 2:36 pm

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

    3. Katherine
      12 Sep ’07 at 2:39 pm

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

    4. ALL THE BEST
      12 Sep ’07 at 2:41 pm

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

    5. ALL THE BEST
      12 Sep ’07 at 2:42 pm

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

    6. patriciagrayinc.com
      12 Sep ’07 at 3:16 pm

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

    7. Brilliant Asylum
      12 Sep ’07 at 3:34 pm

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

    8. annechovie
      12 Sep ’07 at 5:16 pm

      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.

    9. ALL THE BEST
      12 Sep ’07 at 8:04 pm

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

    10. ALL THE BEST
      12 Sep ’07 at 8:48 pm

      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 ;)

    11. Laura
      12 Sep ’07 at 10:06 pm

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

    12. Suzy
      13 Sep ’07 at 6:01 am

      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!

    13. Sarah Jennings
      14 Sep ’07 at 2:03 am

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

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