For those of you following the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse, we are now in its third week, and we love the talent and innovation we’ve seen so far! If you missed some of our exclusive behind the scenes interviews, make sure to check them out. This week, the Kuotes had a conversation with Timothy Brown, a Tennesse native transplanted to the big city (our very own NYC, of course) to make it in the world of interior design. Timothy has done amazing work at the showhouse in the past, and this year he continues the tradition with his design of the downstairs rec room. Check out Timothy’s space and interview below!
Timothy has described his design style as “clean, modern, and edited.” The Kuotes loves his polished look. The furniture and objects in the spaces he creates are both thoughtfully and artfully arranged.
Q. How do you choose to take on a design project?
A. I need to feel an intuitive connection to the client and feel that we have a cohesive end vision.
Q. What is success to you?
A. A happy client. I listen and respect my client’s needs while staying true to my point of view.
Q. What were your ideas going into this project?
A. The basement lounge is a passageway space in the layout of the house, but it was important to me to make it a space you still wanted to stop and chill in.
Q. What was your eureka moment when designing your space?
A. I wanted to do a different element that popped out. That’s when I chose to do the yarn bombed floor lamp from London Kaye in Bushwick. She handmade it for us, and everyone was asking about it.
What exactly is yarn bombing?
Q. What design trends do you see happening right now?
A. There’s a shift in editorial features: more soft and classic, more fringe, more stuff and accessories going on.
Q. What is your favorite thing about the Hamptons?
A. I love being able to drive from house to house instead of being stuck in a cab like in the city. It gives me time to decompress and sort through my day.
Q. What were some of your first experiences designing?
A. Working in my grandfather’s woodworking shop in Tennessee. It was such a creative environment to grow up in.
Q. Is there any advice you have for other designers?
A. Stay true to yourself and always keep your eyes open. Ideas and thoughts are everywhere… Oh, and EDIT, EDIT, EDIT!
Timothy Brown is the Owner and Principal of Timothy Brown Studios, an interior design firm based in New York City. The Kuotes would like to thank Timothy for sharing with us.
The Hampton Designer Showhouse is open daily Sunday, July 26th to Monday, September 7. For tickets or more information, check out their website here.