Tiffani Thiessen’s Home Office MakeoverAuthor:Abigail Stone
When actress and cookbook author Tiffani Thiessen asked interior designer Kristin Alber to collaborate with her on a fresh and feminine redesign of her home office, she envisioned an elevated yet functional creative sanctuary that would suit the many hats she wears every day.
The eclectic space demonstrates a careful balance of functionality and aesthetics; the workspace is situated just steps away from her children’s rooms for easy check-ins, but provides the space and inspiration to get her creative juices flowing. The application of wallpaper, thoughtful selection of furniture, and the careful juxtaposition of colors and textures contributes to vibe that is fun and flirty but refined.
Located in Thiessen’s sprawling 1920s-era residence and washed with the patina of Hollywood magic — it was previously the home of Jack Warner, head of Warner Brothers Studios — the office includes a sitting room with Rowe Furniture’s Macy sofa in soft navy velvet, a vibrant rug from Jaipur Living, delicate side chairs from Selamat Designs, and a personalized gallery wall.
The bookcases, part of the existing design, are filled with colorful books and sentimental mementos, including vintage cameras from Thiessen’s parents. Light pours into the space through vintage windows. Plush pillows underline the space’s cozy vibe while marble and bronze finishes layer in elegance. Slender legs on the two custom desks – one for Tiffani and one for her long-time assistant, Tory Sparkman – maintain the room’s open, airy feel.
To finish off the suite’s aura of practical luxury, Alber relied on Tempaper’s removable, environmentally safe wallpaper.. “In the powder room we were dealing with a very small space. So we knew we wanted wallpaper to make it pop,” says Thiessen, “and the black with gold peonies from Tempaper was perfect. It wasn’t too busy and kept with the vibe of the rest of our space.” A similar instinct led to the decision to use the brand’s Distressed Gold Leaf wallpaper. “Sometimes, design decisions are just magic,” Alber concurs, “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.”
The result is a space that sparkles — literally and figuratively — with creativity and inspiration.