Designer Friday: Tim Green

Atlanta-based interior designer Tim Green  (which is a color he hates) has been recreating local homes for almost twenty years. Founded in 2000, Tim Green dedicated the new century to a career in design, and launched Tim Green Designs after years of working for other esteemed names in the business. Armed with experience and enthusiasm, he brings his cool, glossy interiors to Atlanta’s finest residents. As an upscale designer, Green has become a staple of the Atlanta design scene and a cherished asset to homeowners in the Peach State. Meet Tim in our Designer Friday below, and experience some of his Southern charm for yourself!

tim greenTextures collide in this daring neutral living room composed of furs, leathers, and animal prints.

Andrew Joseph: Least favorite color?
Tim Green: Green. I know that’s kind of ironic considering my last name is Green. I have always loved blue, every shade of blue. However, at the last High Point Furniture Market, Green was everywhere. I guess I am going to have to reconsider Green.

Andrew: You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?
Green: Coconut Cake. I love Coconut Cake, especially when you zap it in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Growing up in the south there was always a homemade Coconut Cake at every family get together. Sometimes more than one. After all, there should be no shortage of Coconuts on the island…the microwave might be a problem.

Andrew: Are there qualities in potential clients that you identify that make you know you have to run away?
Green: I am a firm believer that people tell you everything you need to know about themselves and how your relationship is going to be, in the first conversation you have with them. When things go wrong you can always refer back to that first conversation. There it is, they told you exactly what to expect, you just weren’t listening. A sure tell is when they start the conversation by bad-mouthing their previous designer, RUN, because you will be the next designer they will be bad-mouthing.

Green’s wallpaper choice is a geometric attention-getter.

Andrew: What are you most excited about at this time in your life?
Green: The future. I used to be afraid of the future. Now that I am in my mid-fifties I am so excited to see what the universe holds for me. I look back and see that every struggle was necessary and every triumph was short-lived. It was the struggle that taught me to appreciate the present. It was the triumph that taught me to hang on, the universe has something great for you just around the next corner.

Andrew: Your affirmation for today?
Green: “Let Gratitude be your Attitude.” I know this sounds cliche, however I find it is always essential to be grateful for what you have today. When things are going good it’s easy to be grateful. It’s when things go wrong that the struggle is real. I say this out loud every morning. “Look for the good, think of your assets and don’t let anyone else spoil your day. Enjoy today to the fullest and realize that you can add to the joy of each day by making someone else happy.”

About The Designer | A native of Atlanta, Tim has always had a love for design, and loves creating beautiful spaces for his clients. Tim officially started working in interior design in 2000, working for a few other designers before setting off on his own. His designs have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorator Showhouse from 2010 through 2015. He enjoys working with a variety of clients, but works with anyone who wants to transform a space, either one room at a time or an entire house. Each project he takes on is based on the client needs and their own personal style, and doesn’t want clients to feel intimidated by designers: “My job is to bring you from where you currently are to a level you couldn’t get to without a designer’s help; to take your style to the next level. Not everyone is modern, not everyone is traditional; I like meeting the client where they are and work together to come up with a design they love.”

Andrew Joseph is a regular contributing editor for ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine. See more of his work here

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