By Tara MacIntosh
One word that describes designer and artist Tiffany Pratt is vibrant! You can’t look at Tiffany’s designs without returning to your childhood sense of wonder regarding art, colour, and good old fashion fun.
Starting out in New York City, Tiffany worked in fashion and learned the inner workings of running a business. After ten years, Tiffany wanted to share her love of art with a broader audience, so she opened her successful Toronto-based business Glitter Pie. Glitter Pie allowed art lovers of all ages to create and play in her sparkly studio. This business venture allowed Tiffany to expand her knowledge of product distribution and manufacturing. Tiffany remarks, “I learned so much from both my NYC experience in fashion and running Glitter Pie. I am not a formally trained designer, so I tend to experiment with colour, texture, and ideas more than most. I feel fortunate to share my excitement for art and design with many beautiful souls.”
Tiffany’s career in interior design began to soar when a friend asked her to design her home. With delight, Tiffany took on the project, inserting her whimsical sense of style in each room. A Toronto Life photographer saw the result and featured the colourful designs in the Small Spaces section of the magazine. After this exposure, her refreshing new take on design was in demand.
As her career grew, television opportunities began to present themselves. Tiffany has appeared on HGTV’s Home To Win and Buy It, Fix It, Sell It with additional opportunities on the horizon. Tiffany says, “TV shows allow me to show people what is possible on a larger scale. I have become known as the designer who does things differently – I represent people who are slightly left of centre and who think outside the box.” Tiffany is excited to continue to bring joy to others through her love of colour, her playful approach to design, and of course, a sprinkle of glitter.
Q&A with Tiffany Pratt
What excites you about interior design?
I love to reuse and reimagine pieces within a space
What is your biggest lesson?
Each home has a story; you have to recognize and honour the story.
What do you love about colour?
Colour enhances your mood and makes your smile!