We’re so excited to welcome designer and HGTV Canada star Tiffany Pratt
for her first-ever Calgary Home + Garden Show appearance. So excited that we just couldn’t wait for her Home + Garden Stage presentations - happening March 3 at 3:00PM and March 4 at 1:00PM - so we took the chance to get to know Tiffany a little better!
If you haven’t already, you must check out Tiffany’s Instagram
for snapshots into her colourful, vibrant life. She’s guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired and with a big smile on your face. In addition to her work on HGTV Canada’s Home To Win
, Tiffany is an artist, designer, maker and new author of her book, This Can Be Beautiful
, which offers “48 creative and straightforward projects that will beautify your home, wardrobe, beauty routine, travel style and more. Whatever your taste, crafting skill, budget, or time, you’ll find a project that inspires you to make Tiffany’s visions your own.” In her own words, “break out the glitter, paintbrushes and colored duct tape! Let Tiffany empower you to create the styled life you want using what you already have. All it takes is a little effort, some love, and a bit of hot glue.”
Sounds like fun, right? We’re giving away a copy of This Can Be Beautiful
! Enter to win below by leaving a comment or question for Tiffany. While you’re at it, learn a little bit more about Tiffany, the “fairy godmother of glitter.” Read on!
Q: Hi Tiffany! We’re so excited to have you in Calgary for the Home + Garden Show March 2-5, just in time for the first signs of spring! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
: "Straight out of the womb I have been a creative. For as long as I can remember, creating, making and designing has been my language. I have always followed my curiosity and my love for beauty, textures, colours and shapes. I feel very grateful to be a designer, author and overall maker! Being called HGTV's most vibrant interior designer is also pretty swell! I just adore what I do and being able to make people happy and create beauty is a true honour for me.
I was born in America and raised in Canada. I'm happy to now call Toronto home and it's thrilling to be surrounded by multiculturalism and creative beings!"
Q: Will this be your first time in Calgary? What are you looking forward to most?
: "This will be my first time appearing at the Home + Garden Show in Calgary! YAY! But I've been to Calgary before and remember so many of the sweet and kind people in the city. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new kind souls!"
Q: We’re so looking forward to giving you a warm Calgary welcome! Can you give us a hint about what you’ll be sharing on the Home + Garden Stage?
: "I'll be sharing a very personal story about my true 'Rainbow Connection'. And give audiences the real story of my connection to colours, rainbows and why I feel injecting colour into your life is so healing and transformative. I will be sharing how to fearlessly bring a bright range of colours into your life and home and how easy and accessible this colourful way of life can be! Get ready for a little spectrum of inspiration!"
Q: What are some of your main influences to your vibrant, colourful style?
: "I would describe my style as a curated collage, filled with small and large choices that both reflect the soul of the person or place that I am creating for. I see myself as a creative medium bringing through the dreams and visual ideals of those that I work with."
Q: What’s your first step in designing a home?
: "The first step I take when designing a space is learning how my clients plan to live and function within the four walls. Knowing what they have and want to include is also hugely helpful. Good design comes from great function and flow. If you live an organized life where everything has a place, beauty can be infused into the nooks and crannies so you are surrounded by things that make you feel at home."
Q: What should people always remember in decorating their home?
: "Have fun! Forget the rules and what your friends may have done in their home! Your space is your own and should be a reflection of who you are and how you want to live! Follow what you love and enjoy the process! It is not a race!"
Get more tips from Tiffany with her new book This Can Be Beautiful
. We’re giving away three copies to three lucky winners! Enter to win a copy by leaving a comment on our Instagram
post. Good luck!
MARCH 2-5, 2017.