Tastemaker Timothy Whealon
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08 April 2016
By Ronda Carman
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Repost: First Posted to All the Best Blog in 2007

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. 


Q&A with Timothy Whealon

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!

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