Livable Luxury by Timothy Godbold
Explore curated interiors by Australian born, Hamptons based multifaceted residential designer Timothy Godbold. After a successful career in the fashion industry, designing for Ralph Lauren, Timothy turned his design interest to residential living, embracing his chic, sophisticated style, mixing vintage and contemporary pieces.
His entry to design was through fashion, enjoying a successful career in London, Sydney and New York designing for legends including Ralph Lauren. His own elegant collection was featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. This naturally progressed into his debut as an author with the book ‘Military Style Invades Fashion’ from Phaidon publications. An unexpected precursor and auspicious launch into the world of high-end interior design.
In the last few years, Godbold has been working non-stop on a series of residential projects around the US. With homes in the Hamptons, NYC, San Francisco, Palm Beach and more, his rapidly growing portfolio displays a natural ability to create subtly complex interiors, with a focus on livable luxury and timeless style.
What does 'Made in Italy' mean to you?
There is nothing quite like seeing family, who are all involved in the process of running a business together, and after the day has ended, they still gather to share a meal. There is real attention given to the connection. Both within the craft of creating something and in the simple pleasures of spending quality time together.
Who has inspired you the most in your work & style?
I think Made in Italy crosses boundaries of style and is about the authenticity of the product and the family behind it.
Describe your design approach & philosophy?
What is the décor you cannot imagine your clients or yourself living without?
Looking for a place on a map, packing a bag, and jumping on a plane! I go to one new place every year, whether it be for 2 days or a week, or more. I push myself to explore other cultures. I recently went to Morocco, my current fascination, and my next stop will be Tel Aviv.
I feel there is a major difference between manufacturing and craftsmanship. True craftsmanship has a soul and you'll find it in the subtle nuances and reflected in every meticulous detail.