5D9F724D-B880-404E-A2C3-34539A376E80“As for me and my house…”

Well…home to me whispers: warmth, safety,  a place of welcome – where the nuance of magic is always in the air and perfect imperfection sets an everyday stage. Home is a where the call of favorite recipes steam up from  a sauce-splattered stove – where every cooking eye falls within two categories – either turned on “high” or “off”. Home is where, if you close your eyes and hold your head just right you can hear the faint banter of warm conversation drift in from the fading portraits on the wall, and you don’t hesitate to join in and add your two cents-even if you’re the only real person in the room. Home-where my heart feels mysteriously, magnetically drawn and settled in-somewhere between fantasy and real time-to where everything outside its walls pales in comparison if only for a little while. Oh to be the first one to get there and the last one to leave- even with my eyes shut tight-I’d know “home” anywhere.

In reality, creating a space that I’ve just described does not happen on accident, although it seems to have fallen out of thin air-seamlessly into place. I call it casual elegance- practical enough-still slightly enchanted with aging fleur-de-lis on modern walls,  green water taffeta Gone With the Wind draperies hung high and proud from the ceilings yet with long fringed hems puddled girlishly on the floor below. Venetian plaster triple coated on bedroom walls and faux copper moddling covered kitchen counters creating the look but without the work of maintaining hammered copper surfaces…

Choosing Tim Pierce as your designer:
Let me first say Tim Pierce is a good listener. To me, that is the first, most important quality an effective designer can begin with-long before

Photo 00140style, sources and personal compatibility come into play. You will never walk into a space and say, “This is a Tim Pierce!”, nor will you ever walk into another venue and to your horror,  discover he has used the same color palette with a different twist as he did in your place or anyone else’s for that matter. You won’t find repurposed themes, same accents, fabrics or signature furniture pieces duplicated-anywhere. Another unique complement to Tim, the designer is: if he can’t find it, he can make it-or have it made. Tim does not have to rely on a stock number to make a dream/concept come to fruition. There is comfort in knowing he can get it done-regardless. Y. T.


IMG_0926In 2006/2007, we lived through a seven month renovation of our beloved home in a historic residential neighborhood. Ten years later, the home Tim designed looks as fresh and beautiful as it did when we moved back in April of 2007. Husband David calls it “a good ole lived in house”, which is true. But it is beautiful AND functional. Simply put, we love it. Our home fits us, it reflects our tastes and family history. “Tim Magic”, as we call our favorite artist/designer Tim Pierce, is sprinkled all over this home. His unique ability to envision a space in 3D in his head is remarkable, as is his talent of balancing the style and collection of a married couple who have differing styles and opinions. cannot pick one favorite part of the home as I love it all.

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