Noble Spaces with Tammy Randall Wood
In this edition of Love Happens’ Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek into the creative mind of Tammy Randall Wood, founder of Interior Archaeology. Based in Los Angeles, Tammy and her team specialize in creating what she calls noble spaces from coast to coast. In addition to beautiful interiors, Tammy also offers SHOP by Interior Archeology, an e-boutique filled with her signature breezy Southern California favorites.
Inside Tammy Randall Wood’s Serene CA Home
Before diving into our Q&A with Tammy, we must call attention to one of her projects in particular. The beautiful post-natural disaster renovation of her own home. “Although we almost lost the house during Southern California’s wildfire season, we salvaged what we could and were able to not only rebuild the house but restore its heart,” says Tammy. Finding the silver lining with art and grace, Tammy redesigned her family’s house, resulting in another noble home.
Meet Tammy Randall Wood of Interior Archeology in the Lh Design Questionnaire
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is the FREEDOM to pursue the invisible breadcrumbs.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
To love and trust me unconditionally.
What profession does your alter ego have?
She would also be running an architectural firm.
The project you will never forget.
Rainn Wilson & Holiday Reinhorn Spanish Hacienda Project.
Your favorite business tool or resource.
Oooh, I do love Google Slides for ease of use.
The most timeless design.
No matter what style, it is always compelling—rooted in balance, perfect scale, and grace.
The biggest design faux pas.
Selecting all your “favorites”. A great space is a lesson in giving and taking and juxtapositions that hold your attention. It is a composition and not just a collection of favorites.
Your design motto.
Creating Noble Spaces! I believe that our spaces have a profound effect on us—from influencing our mood and level of creativity to how efficient they can make a life for us. Growing up, I spent a great deal of time on film sets with my father. From elaborate sound stages to exotic locations, I got to experience these environments in terms of their storytelling abilities.
These detailed sets, in whatever shape they took on, had the power to transport us and support the world in which the story was taking place. Space became a silent member of the cast, having as much to do with the telling of the story as the actors themselves. I fell in love with the notion of being able to elevate space and thus the story—and this inspired my holistic approach to design which I like to call ‘Creating Noble Spaces’.
To me, a noble space is one that has the power to support you in the life that you are creating and the person you are striving to be. It tells the story of you.
Don’t be confused; a noble space does not necessarily mean a fancy space—oh no, it’s much more sincere than that. To me, a noble space is one that has the power to support you in the life that you are creating and the person you are striving to be. It tells the story of you. And what could possibly be more noble or important than that?!
Explore more Tammy Randall Wood at interiorarchaeology.com.
All Photos Courtesy of Tammy Randall Wood / Interior Archaeology