Tiffani’s Office Vibe in 5: Elegant, Feminine, Elevated, Flirty and Fun
If you love your work, as the saying goes, you’ll be happy every day of your life. But give yourself a beautiful space to work in, and you’ll skip off to the office every day with an extra bright smile on your face! A beautiful workspace was exactly what Tiffani Thiessen had in mind for her recent collaboration with interior designer Kristin Alber.
Tiffani, a multi-passionate creative whose career highlights include actress, lifestyle influencer, cookbook author and more, needed a fresh, feminine redesign for her home office. Located in her sprawling 1920s-era residence (previously the home of Jack Warner, head of Warner Brothers Studios, it has hosted countless members of Hollywood royalty over the years), the office includes a sitting room and powder room, and is located just steps from her children’s rooms—an absolute must for this hands-on mom! Also a must was incorporating the original vintage doors and windows, one of Tiffani’s favorite elements in the space. Working in her signature eclectic modern style, designer Kristin Alber created a space that feels elevated and elegant, but also kid-friendly and highly personal. Clean, crisp white walls allow the furnishings and artwork—Tiffani’s husband, Brady Smith, is an accomplished painter whose work is featured throughout their home—enough room to shine. Custom-built case goods, piles of plush pillows, and luxe finishes such as bronze and marble give this home office a truly personalized glow that reflects the creative powerhouses that dreamed it up. Read on for more sneak peeks behind the design!
"This rug from Jaipur Living really pulls everything together in the space. It’s beautiful and we love the vibrant color." — Tiffani Thiessen
“I absolutely fell in love with this [Justinian Chair from Selamat Designs] the moment I saw it. It’s sexy, feminine but strong, and just downright gorgeous!” — Tiffani Thiessen
The Macy sofa by Rowe Furniture makes a bold statement here in stunning navy velvet, and was one of the first items Tiffani selected for the sitting room. Kristin complemented this look with a Persian-inspired rug in vibrant jewel tones from Jaipur Living, as well as additional seating from Rowe. “The Gigi ottomans and Pate chair in beautiful muted tones were a perfect fit for an area that needed extra seating,” said Tiffani.
Since the sitting room’s tufted sofa and scalloped chair both offer so much surface detail, everyone agreed the space needed a clean and classic element to create balance. A marble-topped round coffee table was just right for the space, providing a strong visual element that doesn’t distract from the soft beauty of the surrounding upholstered pieces. “The [Ashlynn Coffee Table] from Classic Home was the perfect fit,” explained Tiffani.
"We loved the idea of doing a gallery look over the sofa with artwork from Tiffani’s collection mixed with pieces from Shadowcatchers Art." — Kristin Alber
“The room had beautiful built-in bookcases full of so much character! We complemented Tiffani’s existing book collection with decorative books from E. Lawrence. We added in personal photos and mementos like vintage cameras that belonged to Tiffani’s parents," said Kristin. Near the bookcases is a charming little nook that leads to a secret room, currently used to create a reading and music area where the kids can cozy up and read while Mom is working in the office.
“In the powder room we were dealing with a very small space. So we knew we wanted wallpaper to make it pop, and the black with gold peonies from Tempaper was perfect. It wasn’t too busy, and matched with the same vibe and color scheme as the rest of our space.” — Tiffani Thiessen
“We loved that we could pick the color we wanted for the Rowe office chair, as we wanted something romantic to go with the desk.” — Tiffani Thiessen
As a shared office for Tiffani and her longtime assistant Tory Sparkman, the main design challenge was figuring out the best way to fit in two desks and a sofa, while maintaining the bright, airy openness of the room. The solution? "We worked with Tritter Feefer to design two custom pieces for the space: a desk for Tiffani, and a console to stylishly store additional office items. We used their fog finish and custom gold hardware to really make it special," Kristin revealed.
Finally, sometimes design decisions are just based on pure magic! A certain slant of light passing through the glass French doors and reflecting off the pearlescent finish of this Tempaper wallcover had everyone enchanted, leading to a last-minute decision to create an accent wall in the office.
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