A Toronto Designer’s Rainbow Renovation

updated Apr 30, 2019

A Toronto Designer’s Rainbow Renovation

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Name: Tiffany Pratt
Location: The Beaches — Toronto, Canada
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 8 years, renting

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For as long as she can remember, Tiffany has had a deep affinity for color. As a designer and stylist, she uses it to create bright and beautiful spaces. She loves evoking thought, inspiration and delight using bold hues that some might overlook. Color is so much in Tiffany’s lifeblood that she recently partnered with Krylon to create a line of 16 custom spray paints for the Tiffany Pratt Colour Collection.

Tiffany’s positive personality and intentional manner are remarkably present in her designs. She has the ability to speak to a wide audience and perhaps even inspire less color-loving folk to see its magic (and maybe even a little glitter). In her book, This Can Be Beautiful, Tiffany guides readers through creative projects that seek to inspire and beautify our homes, wardrobe, travel, and more.

Between all the hats she wears for others, it was time for Tiffany to cultivate an updated space of her own. A cross between a sanctuary to ground herself in and a creative hub, last year Tiffany embarked on a renovation project of her upper level apartment in Toronto’s East End. The main design priority was storage and organizational systems in each room to create a perfect place for everything. By focusing on organization, storage and getting rid of what she didn’t use, she was able to open each room up with a sense of clarity. The next step was to brighten the space, which was done by painting the old wood floors white. Of course, things couldn’t be left all white, so with the last layer came the color and eclectic decor she’s known for.

A project near and dear to Tiffany’s heart is her participation on HGTV Canada’s hit TV show Home to Win. Alongside some of Canada’s top talent, this team of designers are challenged to redecorate a home, which is then awarded to a deserving family. Stay tuned for season three airing this upcoming spring!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Layered, eclectic, story-telling.

Inspiration: Colour, shape, texture and love of course.

Favorite Element: The living room built-in desk – it’s so functional.

Biggest Challenge: Keeping the house perfect at all times.

What Friends Say: My home feels like a sanctuary.

Biggest Embarrassment: That I have a room dedicated to my clothes.

Proudest DIY: Refinishing my floors; I sanded and painted them white to complete the apartment transformation.

Biggest Indulgence: My living room double lamp and the art above my bed.

Best Advice: Only keep what you need and love.

Dream Sources: ABC Carpet and Home (my favourite place when I lived in NYC)


Entryway – Farrow and Ball – Vardo
Entryway uppers + hallway – Farrow and Ball – Calamine No. 230
Hallway and Dining Room – Farrow and Ball – Strong White No.2001
Livingroom – Wallpaper – Farrow and Ball – Broad Stripe 1314
Kitchen – Behr- Dutchess Dawn

Stair Runner – FLOR – Parallel Reality in Rainbow

Sofa — Matrix by Article in Blush
Side table — Mara marble and oak side table by Article
Hanging Chair — Daydream by Home Fusion
Hanging chair cushion fabric – Ginza by Tonic Living
Double table lamp – Vintage Turn of the Century Lighting
Desk Chair — CB2 Coup
Desk Lamp – Jonathan Adler (no longer available)
Moroccan Rag Rug – Babasouk
Fireplace – Custom made Trumeau Stones
Built-in – Custom Made by Wood Studio by Matt Leite

Table – custom made
Lower carpet – Ecarpet Gallery
Upper carpet – Moroccan Rag Rug – Babasouk
Chairs – Structube (no longer available)
Light – vintage
Art — Takashi Iwasaki
Two Pink Chairs – (colour no longer available) CB2 vapor acrylic chair

All items purchased through Home Depot
Featuring Delta Champagne Bronze faucet

Art – Matchbox: Il Cavaliere
Bed – Ikea – no longer available
Dresser – Ikea Malm
Dresser 2 – Vintage
Sheets – Dyed by Tiffany
Striped Sheets – Land of Nod

Closet – custom built by California Closets

Hardware – Delta Vero Champagne Bronze
Floor Tiles – Mettro Source
Wallpaper – Flavor Paper
Lights – Wayfair
Vanity – Kraftmaid

Large Mirror – Moroccan Vintage
Desk – Ikea – BESTÅ BURS
Chair – Vintage
Poof – Tonic Living, Custom Made in Aldo Geo, Jade

Thanks, Tiffany!

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