A Fresh Start: "In Connecticut, Timothy Whealon infuses a charming 19th-century house with subtle color and understated elegance."
2018 Special Reprint of Fall/Winter 2016
"My interiors incorporate furnishings from many periods and cultures, but in a way that is subtle and that doesn't draw attention to any one particular element. Whether the room is modern or traditional, it will always look collected and feel harmonious."
May 16, 2017
Elle Decor's A-List: “When a designer is at the top of his or her game, an unmistakable sense of confidence, ease, and spirit is evident in every detail. These talents achieve that level of mastery more often than most, which is why we celebrate them …”
May 19, 2016
“'I think bedrooms should be peaceful spaces. We created this airy and light filled refuge to escape from city life. The room is layered with references from all around the world including English, Swedish, Danish, Asian and French Art Deco pieces.'”
January 15, 2016
"The title of his first book, In Pursuit of Beauty: The Interiors of Timothy Whealon speaks to a kind of old world sensibility but there’s nothing fusty about the rooms he designs or about him. He’s fun. And his Gramercy Park apartment, with its gorgeous wraparound terrace, must surely be on the list of those, us included, who submit to the fantasy entitled 'My life would be perfect if I had that apartment.'”
January 4, 2016
Designer Spotlight: "I’m all about the details and trying to find harmony between all the different elements going on in a room. It’s the bespoke touches that make an interior special, like the stitching on a sofa or the way a piece of furniture is waxed or painted."
Books with Looks: Get a good read on this fall's new design-world dispatches.
"Interior designer Timothy Whealon, whose new book, 'In Pursuit of Beauty,' is out now, curates a selection of items to pull nature and light into the home."
“I like things that are just a little off, that are hand-blocked or have bespoke details. My interiors are decorated…but I also try to create rooms that feel like they happened organically.”VIEW ARTICLE
"This fall's best design books: Timothy Whealon's 'In Pursuit of Beauty' chronicles the antiques-and art-flecked undecorated look that is the designer's forte."
“Whealon, whose thoughtful designs include everything from an antiques-filled 19th-century townhouse to a villa in Monaco, is best known for his updated spin on classicism. ‘I’d done modern things before, but… I had to convince [my clients] that I’m a bit of a chameleon.’”VIEW ARTICLE
Elle Decor's A-List: "... Sometimes designers know you better than you know yourself." As said by his client, Dr. Fadeyi, "[Timothy Whealon] is really adept at getting inside a client's head... I had a hard time putting what I wanted into words, but he has the humility to really listen to you [...] There is no question that my Southampton place is my home."
"What's Hot! Dispatches from the World of Design: From a distance, designer Timothy Whealon's etagere for Plexi-Craft appears virtually invisible. Up close, the recessed octagon patterns on the side panels become compelling."
"April's Most-Wanted Home Furnishings and Accessories: Produced in collaboration with interior designer Timothy Whealon, Plexi-Craft's acrylic bar cart delivers a vivid shot of color—and a dose of ’60s chic."
“THE ELLE DÉCOR A-LIST: The Designers Who Inspire Us Most”
"My work has a sense of timelessness, but it's also a bit modern -- a little bit old and a little bit new," says Whealon. "I aim for a clean, fresh classicism that has the openness of an Agnes Martin painting."VIEW ARTICLE
"The Mediterranean-style Monaco house poetically named Villa Nocturne had faded drastically in the decades since it was built in the early 20th century... Whealon devised a warm palette of sand, brown and ivory for the furnishings, in tune with both his clients' tastes and the pristine local light."VIEW ARTICLE
"New York interior designer Timothy Whealon mixes antiques, bespoke furniture, and sleek modern pieces to elegant effect."
"This month's Arbiter of Style has built a reputation as one of New York's most sought-after interiors designers. We love [Timothy Whealon] for his art historical expertise, design savvy, and old-fashioned Midwestern charm"
"A-List: Top 25 Designers; Once again, Elle Decor has compiled a list of designers we love, talents working at the top of their game...[Timothy Whealon] creates rooms that are right on the money: classic but cool, worldly but rooted in the comforts of home."
“The living room of this Manhattan townhouse bears the hallmarks of a project designed by Timothy Whealon, from the tranquil wall color to the subtle mix of texture and ethnic objects as well as the artful blend of antiques and new, clean-lined furnishings of his own design.”VIEW ARTICLE
"Easygoing decorating at Timothy Whealon's Southampton home. Twentieth-century artworks and furniture (a suite of Harvey Prober chairs, a Lucite table by Plexi-Craft Whealon designed) are juxtaposed with a Victorian mirrored console, Bridgewater sofas, and a suite of Giuseppe Penone botanical prints."VIEW ARTICLE
"Whealon brought the formality of the [living] room down with a rustic abaca rug, and gave the walls a pale cream yellow treatment to keep it fresh. This is now the sophisticated apartment of a well-traveled couple who were lucky enough to find the right decorator to help them create a family home in enviable comfort and style."VIEW ARTICLE
"I don't personally believe in having things totally 'decorated,' as if everything has been done at once. I love layering things from different periods and cultures, mixing the pristine and the patinated. It's like they're all having a conversation. Everything's harmonious – and then you slip in one thing that's not, and that gives the room added interest."VIEW ARTICLE
"I painted a living room this deep, saturated brown and added a gilt-wood mirror, furniture slip covered in gray-and-white ticking, and sea grass on the floor. The brown looks even more romantic as dusk settles in and the touches of gilt come alive in the lamplight."
"With the celebrated Timothy J. Whealon as his guide, Reilly, who died last year at age 70, outfitted his home as 'a modern take on a great English country house,' says Whealon. The resulting collection of upwards of 250 objects hits the block on October 14th at Christie's New York in a sale estimated to earn a combined $7 million to $10 million."
"Sutton Square was only a vision for William F. Reilly when I first met him in 1991; Bill wanted to create "one of the greatest houses in New York City"...and the beautiful art and antiques which adorned it were the culmination of many years in the making. My hope is that these objects find a new home... with the same 'joie de vivre' with which they came to Sutton Square." -Timothy WhealonVIEW ARTICLE
"Timothy Whealon is a fan of multiple sources of illumination in a room. But his favorite way to finish a space is with a floor lamp, since it not only 'brightens corners but helps even out the overall light,' (and) serves a perfect complement to ceiling fixtures and table lamps."
"We sought out the rare, the unusual and the beautiful from auction houses and country house sales... The compilation was fresh, edited, harmonious, and full of history (both ancient and modern). It did not pretend to replicate a period interior, but it did reference many."VIEW ARTICLE
"The Domino Design Project: 8 interior designers + 1 empty apartment building + $650,000.00 in donations = 40 inspiring homes for families living with HIV/AIDS. (Timothy Whealon) wanted to provide a well-designed refuge from the outside world that is light and airy and filled with hope and nature – a place with room to grow."
"Even though the color palette is complex, the rooms achieve balance: Any busy floral fabrics are always grounded by simple geometric patterns. In the living room, the sofa's architectural trellis fabric keeps the colorful complexity of the curtains at bay. [With] the famous Timothy Whealon, few things can go wrong."
"Interior Designer Timothy Whealon collaborated with client (and sister) Anne Flanagan on her suburban Chicago 1920's colonial, satisfying her desire for grown-up decorating that's also vibrant and kid-friendly."VIEW ARTICLE
"To celebrate the July House Sale, interior designer Timothy Whealon created an eye-catching window design featuring fine and decorative arts from the sale with graphics a' la David Hicks, a nod to Sol Lewitt and a touch of contemplative whimsy."
"Both an interior designer and an antiques consultant, Whealon has an unerring eye for art and antiques and an extensive knowledge of periods and styles. His roots are classically European – yet Whealon's design taste reflects a modern and distinctly American sensibility."
"According to…elegant modernist Timothy Whealon, the [cocktail] table needs to be both a room's focal point and its workhorse, displaying plenty of personality while performing beautifully."
"The rooms exude a warmth of rich textures and bespeak meticulous attention to detail. Cottons, linens, silks, and cashmeres interplay in soft neutrals set off by swaths of color, from subtle to bold. So insistent was Whealon on getting it right that he had fabrics woven in Italy and antique textiles copied in India… [Montagu Square] is true to his vision."VIEW ARTICLE
"With a wealth of knowledge, Timothy Whealon and his client create the ideal space, rich in craftsmanship, for a collection of 18th-century antiques...[this project] leaves you in a constant state of wonder at the skill that goes into making things – and putting them all together."VIEW ARTICLE
Old House, New Home. Ryland Peters & Small 2005
"Timothy Whealon has worked hard to respect and enhance the architectural legacy of Emery Roth. He has been careful to retain and restore all the features of the apartment that have survived the decorating enthusiasms and fashions of subsequent decades... But the result is far from a museum piece. Thanks to the way the rooms are decorated and furnished, the apartment is fresh and contemporary."VIEW ARTICLE
"Timothy Whealon's designs may be sophisticated and the work of a connoisseur, but they are filtered through an American sensibility (hello, Sister Parish!). There's always more than meets the eye."
HARMONIOUS HOME. RYLAND PETERS & SMALL 2004
"Imagine a home that is easy to move through and visually connected, one with light switches in just the right places, and seamless storage that works day in, day out. Living quarters with a color palette that functions as well in the kitchen as in the bedroom… Imagine a home that works as a whole, from top to bottom, front to back, a space conceived with one strong and simple vision."
"His own tranquil environment provides Whealon a respite from his hectic career as a fine-and decorative arts consultant as well as an interior designer for a roster of international projects, from a John Russell Pope house in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to a 1956 motorized sailboat playing the high seas."VIEW ARTICLE
"For a client in London, designer Timothy Whealon relied on history for inspiration, mixing decorative details from eras past with a sophisticated 21st-century hand."VIEW ARTICLE
"Neoclassical wonder: Timothy Whealon has an eye as consistent as bedrock. An antiques consultant and interior designer who refined his connoisseurship at Sotheby's on both sides of the Atlantic, [his] New York apartment has a sweeping world view."VIEW ARTICLE
"To help form [his] collection of paintings and furniture, he engaged Timothy J. Whealon, a Manhattan-based fine-and decorative arts consultant, of whom he said..."Tim's job was to do a due diligence on all this stuff for me – he brought that skill to the party."
Volume XVIII, Number 4
"'The trick,' to making a large room feel inviting, says designer Timothy Whealon, is to 'make the space work for how you'll live in it.' Start by examining what functions you'll want the room to serve – for family gatherings, for alone time with a book, for occasional meals or work sessions – then select and arrange furnishings that are up to the tasks."