The past is present for Tim Campbell, the designer known for exquisite residential projects that find inspiration in history for a result that captures the essence of that particular home and client. (Campbell has worked on an enviable list of projects, including Richard Neutra’s Singleton House in Bel Air.) It’s an individualized approach to design that very much reflects the time and attention Campbell, along with his design firm, Studio Tim Campbell, take in the process.
This thoughtfulness doesn’t just create an exquisite home, it creates an environment designed to enhance the life for those who live there. This philosophy also extends to his custom furnishings. “I think the pieces speak for themselves — I really just want to make beautiful homes and furniture that speak to the lives my clients lead, and I hope that the beauty they find in them helps them achieve a sense of peace in their daily lives,” he says. “That is really what it is all about: facilitating a sense of peace through beauty.”
Like his interior designs, the furniture also reflects Campbell’s appreciation of history. “I love exploring junk shops in the midwest of America and whenever I’m in Europe, along with looking at vintage furniture,” he says. “Not necessarily the fussy super-valuable pieces, but the everyday forgotten pieces.”
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Yet, as you’ll notice with his work, it’s not mired in the past or a reproduction of the past. Campbell has a decidedly contemporary sensibility that even extends to his dream client. “I’d actually like to design a house for Rhonda Rousey,” he says. “I think it would be amazing to work for such an amazing modern woman.”
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About the Designer
Tim Campbell is the founder of Studio Tim Campbell, which provides design services for high-end residential and commercial projects, along with historical renovations. The award-winning designer found his calling at age six, when he was inspired to “wallpaper” his bedroom with newspapers inspired by a Parisian apartment he saw in a copy of Architectural Digest, which he found at a West Virginia antiques shop.