Tim Campbell founded Studio Tim Campbell in 2006 to provide design services for high-end residential and commercial projects, along with historical renovations. Campbell’s fascination with design came early when he found a copy of Architectural Digest in an antique shop in West Virginia.
What inspired this career path for you? I started drawing houses when I was five and found a copy of an old Architectural Digest when I was about the same age. My dad was a carpenter so I grew up framing houses, and have loved every aspect of design and construction ever since. It’s the only thing I know to do.
What is your go-to source for inspiration? Travel. Always.
Tell us about your creative process. Inspiration for me starts in the most odd ways—it’s much like songwriting or writing a novel, I’m guessing, in that something will catch my attention about a project and I’ll focus on that to start. It’s very quick for me and I trust my instinct now implicitly, which I think comes with age and experience.
Describe your style in 6 words or less. Lean. Clean. Intentional. Subversive. Contradictory. Rebellious.
What’s a staple in your tool kit? A pencil, paper, and a cup of coffee.
Who do you look up to in the design world? Axel Vervoordt. Andrée Putman.
If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be? I’d actually like to design a house for Ronda Rousey. I think it would be amazing to work for such an amazing modern woman.
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote. Enough.
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without? I look at Curbed every day. I split my time between LA and NY, and I love to see the latest real estate goings on in both cities.
What do you love about Viyet? Because it’s a site essentially curated by designers, it has a very edited look and feel. I don’t have to wade through mud to get to the clear azure waters.
new york & los angeles