“As for me and my house…”
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…
style, 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.
In 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. I cannot pick one favorite part of the home as I love it all.