An appealing approach to creating elegant, worldly interiors that are rooted in the comforts of home. Interior designer Timothy Whealon is beloved for his accessible style, his seamless blend of classic and modern influences, and his skillful use of artwork and antiques, thanks to an extensive knowledge of fine and decorative arts. Whealon’s design philosophy finds its roots in classicism; however, he approaches each project with a fresh, twenty-first-century eye that makes it both modern and timeless. He doesn’t believe in interiors that look “decorated,” as if everything has been done at once. Rather, he layers items from different periods and cultures, artfully mixing the pristine and the patinated.
This book is the first to showcase Whealon’s interiors, from an airy New York penthouse to a gracious Mediterranean-style villa to a casual beach cottage. Whether urban or rural, grand or intimate, each project exhibits classicism alongside comfort, careful attention to detail, and undeniable appeal. Many of the projects included have been newly photographed for this book, and each is a testament to Whealon’s exquisite taste and understanding of how people live today.
About the Author
Timothy Whealon specializes in high-end interior design with a focus on fine and decorative arts. His work has been published in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, Architectural Digest, the New York Times, and numerous books. A founding editor of the New York Times Styles section, journalist Dan Shaw has cowritten several books, including Mary McDonald: Interiors and The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis.
"Effortlessly blending modern and classic, this yummy book is great for everyone looking to up their interior style game."
"Timothy's work is brilliant in its blend of comfort and elegance. Each page makes you want to turn to the next one for more inspiration. From a New York Penthouse to a Mediterranean-style villa, this portfolio displays how well Timothy can flex his interior design muscles and how versatile his creativity truly is."
"[In Pursuit of Beauty] is absolutely beautiful and showcases the effortless way in which Timothy combines classic and modern influences along with his masterful use of both art and antiques within spaces that feel fresh and chic."
-LA DOLCE VITA BLOG
"In Pursuit of Beauty is the first book to showcase Whealon's interiors, from an airy New York penthouse to a gracious Mediterranean -style villa to a casual beach cottage. Whether urban or rural, grand or intimate, each project exhibits classicism alongside comfort, careful attention to detail, and undeniable appeal."
-ALL THE BEST BLOG
"Whealon seamlessly blends classic and modern influences, as well as his skillful use of artwork and antiques. His work blends classic and modern forms in an effort to create comfortable and harmonic rooms."
-AT HOME IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
"Whealon's interior designs combine modern aesthetics with timeless traditions."
-THE SOCIETY DIARIES
"In Pursuit of Beauty...a perfectly fitting title since every lovely project featured within reflects both the passion and calling of this exceptional designer."