Tiffani attends Cinderella Charity Event

March 14 2015

On March 8, Tiffani attended the Cinderella Charity Event showing off her baby bump! Here's pictures:

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Tiffani Thiessen's Media Room

March 14 2015

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Our Restyle Makeovers are some of the most fun projects to work on, and designing the media room for the home of actress Tiffani Thiessen, star of television and film and soon-to-be host of Dinner at Tiffani's (premiering February 25th on the Cooking Channel) was no exception. Tiffani loves entertaining guests both on and off the screen, and the media room has become one of her favorite spots in the home for spending quality time with friends and her own growing family.

We checked in with Tiffani and with Kristin Alber—cofounder and Creative Director of REstyleSOURCE and Kristin Alber Design—for more details on this fresh, sophisticated yet down-to-earth family living space.

Kristin Alber: Tiffani was great to work with, our design process was more like play than work! She, and her husband Brady Smith, had already been working on the rest of the house and this was one of the last spaces they had left to finish.

REstyleSOURCE: Tiffani, your house has a fairly serious Hollywood pedigree, in that it was once owned by Warner Brothers and has entertained such legendary guests as Marilyn Monroe. Does the Hollywood history of the house enter into the design concept at all, or does it just simply feel like 'home' to you now? (ReStyle Source)

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TT: It definitely made for another reason why we love this home so much. But I think, having a family now, the home is all about what lies in it. It's fun, filled with laughter and tons of love! My family and animals are what make our home.

REstyleSOURCE: Were there any major challenges in designing for this space?

TT: Sometimes you think designing a space that is big is easy because you have so much space…but it can actually be tough.

KA: We started off our design decisions with color. Tiffani originally thought about painting the whole space grey, but we decided to bring in the charcoal fabrics instead and kept the white woodwork throughout the room. Tiffani was already a fan of the quality and styling of LEE Industries, so it was easy to find pieces that we knew she would love that would work well in the space. We selected a tailored loveseat with soft modern lines in Lucas Grey Fabric and an oversized round ottoman in citron shade Riva Cactus to add some fun. Tiffani feel in love with the LEE white fur poufs in Serengeti Natural, of course… besides looking great, they are perfect for extra seating for little ones.

REstyleSOURCE: Were there any particular goals for your home, and for the media room in particular?

TT: The goal was for us to make the room feel comfortable to be able to spend lots of quality time together as a family. Movies, games and lots of cuddle time.

REstyleSOURCE: There are some amazing custom pieces in this media room that really help to make it your own. When it comes to using absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind pieces like these versus going on the hunt (markets, antique stores, designer showrooms) for that one 'perfect' piece that already exists somewhere, which is more exciting to you?

TT: Oh wow, that's a hard question. They are both exciting because that's what's I love about putting a space and room together. The eclectic feeling of it all, the way each piece tells a story.

KA: Tiffani had her heart set on creating a custom oversized piece of furniture that would be great for movie watching and sleepovers. Moss Studio worked with us to create this unique piece, which is now one of Tiffani's favorites!

"Tiffani wanted the space to be family friendly, with plenty of space for a family of three (soon to become four!), but also a bit more sophisticated and grown up. Brady and Tiffani also love when their out-of-town relatives and friends come to visit, so having a great space that served as extra room for guests was important."
-Designer Kristin Alber on the ultimate style + design goals of the home

REstyleSOURCE: If you had to sum up your design style in three words, what would they be?

TT: Classic, comfy and fun.

REstyleSOURCE: Does this media room feel like an extension of your style?

TT: Absolutely. Exactly how we envisioned that room. Beautiful, classic and comfortable.

KA: The house itself has such beautiful character, so much natural light, with gorgeous windows and beautiful woodwork. This media room opens right up to their entry and patio, which is so perfect for all of their entertaining.

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Once owned by Warner Brothers Entertainment, Tiffani Thiessen's home has hosted several legendary guests over the years, including Marilyn Monroe.

REstyleSOURCE: If you were to pick your top three favorite pieces of furniture/accessories/design elements in the media room, what would they be?

TT:

  • The Moss Studio couch, because we can all fit in as a family and snuggle and watch a movie together.
  • Our LEE Industries white fur poufs, because they add a bit of texture and fun to the room.
  • My husband Brady's painting over the fireplace, because I always love finding the right place for his beautiful art.

KA: There are so many favorites in this room, but I absolutely love that Brady did the painting over the fireplace; it was just perfect! How amazing to have an artist to create whatever you want!

REstyleSOURCE: Tiffani, your love of entertaining is pretty inspiring (we can't wait to start tuning in to Dinner at Tiffani's on the Cooking Channel)! What's the most important thing a room needs to have in order to comfortably entertain guests? Any tips or secrets for us?

TT: My number one priority for a room is making the room inviting and comfortable. If it's not, no one will want to stay or come back. Ha!

When I'm in this space, I feel like home. When my guests are in this space, I want them to feel comfortable in my home. And this space is just that. No one wants to leave.

5 Revelations from Tiffani Thiessen Q&A

March 14 2015

Tiffani Thiessen starred on not one, but two hit '90s teen shows. So when the actress, 41, participated in a Q&A with fans on Reddit Wednesday to promote her new culinary show, "Dinner at Tiffani's," she fielded plenty of questions about her time playing popular cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on "Saved by the Bell" and femme fatale Valerie Malone on "Beverly Hills, 90210."

Here are five fun tidbits we learned from Thiessen.

1. It's impossible to choose between Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack on "SBTB") and Jason Priestley (Brandon on "90210") — especially when it comes to kissing skills.

"Um... oh gosh, that's such a hard question," she said when asked which actor she preferred locking lips with. "It depends on if you're asking a 16 year old little girl, or someone a little bit older! I can't pick just one. I love them both." (Today)

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2. Playing bad girl Val sometimes got her into trouble.

"Probably the most memorable fan interaction was in Las Vegas, with a woman who had a little too much to drink, and thought that I was really Valerie Malone and wanted to pick a fight with me. As my mother taught me, I walked away like a lady."

3. It's still pretty weird seeing young fans wearing Kelly Kapowski T-shirts.

"Those shirts are floating around all the time. It's quite interesting to see that old face of mine (even though it's a young face). It's kinda surreal at times. It's funny to see how popular that character has become and still is for 25 years."

4. She still keeps in touch with the "Saved by the Bell" gang, whom she recently reunited with on "The Tonight Show."

"We all had a blast! I'm a huge fan of Jimmy Fallon, and it wasn't too hard to be convinced to do something like that with him. I think they'd been pressuring us for the last couple years to do a reunion, and it felt like this was the right time to do it. I keep in contact with all three of those people — Mark-Paul, Mario [Lopez] and Elizabeth [Berkley] — and you'll actually see Mario and Elizabeth on 'Dinner at Tiffani's'!"

5. If Kelly Kapowski were around today, Thiessen thinks she'd have a lot of kids.

"[Kelly is] very close to her family, and I can say that's a similarity," said Thiessen, who is currently expecting her second child. "I remember her having a lot more brothers and sisters than I did. I only had two, but she had a ton. That's why if you asked where Kelly is today, I feel like she would probably have a ton of children."

Style Watch: Get Her Dress!

March 14 2015

Remember that dress Tiffani was wearing at the SiriusXM Event on February 24?

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She bought it from Tart Collections ($97).

10 Saved by the Bell Secrets Tiffani Thiessen Revealed

March 14 2015

Happily, the actress was game to answer a ton of questions about the series and its impact in her Reddit AMA to promote her new show, Dinner at Tiffani's (on which she recently reunited with Elizabeth Berkley). She talked about what she thinks Kelly would be up to now, her favorite episodes, and whether she watched that notorious Lifetime movie about the show. Here are her most interesting tidbits, below.

1. On what Kelly would be doing now:

"She'd probably be living in the Midwest somewhere, with 5 children probably and Zack Morris, ahahaha!"

2. On whether it was surreal to watch the Saved by the Bell movie on Lifetime:

"I wouldn't know, because I never watched the movie. I have no idea! I just know that it was based on a book that was completely unreal (from what I know, that people have told me of stories from the book)." (Pop Sugar)

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3. On how Jimmy Fallon convinced the cast to do a reunion:

"We all had a blast! I'm a huge fan of Jimmy Fallon, and it wasn't too hard to be convinced to do something like that with him. I think they'd been pressuring us for the last couple years to do a reunion, and it felt like this was the right time to do it. I keep in contact with all 3 of those people - Mark-Paul, Mario and Elizabeth - and you'll actually see Mario and Elizabeth on Dinner at Tiffani's!"

4. On the personality traits she shares with Kelly:

"I would definitely say that I share some similarities with Kelly. Being that I was portraying a young girl in high school, it was very much true to my heart in that sense. Dancing was a big part of my life, and even though she wasn't a dancer, she was a cheerleader, that was definitely part of it. She's very close to her family, and I can say that's a similarity. I remember her having a lot more brothers and sisters than I did - I only had 2, but she had a ton. That's why if you asked where Kelly is today, I feel like she would probably have a ton of children."

5. On her favorite moments on the Saved by the Bell set:

"Some of my favorite moments were definitely ones where we were playing practical jokes on each other, offset."

6. On her favorite episodes to film:

"I would have to say probably my favorite episodes (and it was plural) was when we shot a few episodes on the beach. Those were my favorites. Definitely fondest memories there."

7. On how she feels about resurgence of Kelly Kapowski as a celebrity crush:

"I find it pretty funny? I mean, it was a character I played over 25 years ago, so I find it pretty hilarious, at the same time pretty surreal."

8. On her feelings about Kelly dating older guy Jeff on the series:

"You know, I think they were touching on a subject that is sometimes popular - with kids dating people that are older or younger. I didn't find it to be that strange, maybe because growing up in the business, I think I was dating at the time someone who was a little older than me, so it didn't feel that odd to me."

9. On those Kelly Kapowski shirts you can buy:

"Yeah, those shirts are floating around all the time. It's quite interesting to see that old face of mine (even though it's a young face). It's kinda surreal at times. It's funny to see how popular that character has become and still is for 25 years."

10. On whether she expected the show to be a pop culture staple, 25 years later:

"Never. Ever ever ever. NEVER! Hahah! I don't think you ever know what's going to take off, or what's not, when you're auditioning for roles in film or TV. So it definitely exceeded any of our expectations on how much the show has become iconic over the years."

Tiffani on Big Morning Buzz - February 27

March 7 2015

Our girl is everywhere! On February 27, she was also on the Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey talking about how she prepared for the Saved by the Bell reunion and Nick tests her pregancy craving knowledge in a game called Preggo or Eggo.

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Tiffani at the AOL BUILD Speaker Series - February 24

March 7 2015

Here's a video of the event she attended last week!

Tiffani on the Rachael Ray Show - February 27

March 7 2015

On February 27, our girl was also on the Rachael Ray Show, talking about her new pregancy and new show!

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Tiffani on NBC's Today Show - February 25

March 7 2015

On February 25, our girl was also seen on NBC's Today Show showing us how to cook some yummy comfort food. Right now, I don't have a video, but it is on Hulu Plus if you want to watch it. If you find a video of this, would you let me know?

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Tiffani on The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon - March 5

March 7 2015

On March 5, our girl was seen on the Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon talking about her new cooking show!

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Tiffani Joins for a Cook-Off on the Sunny Side Up Show

March 7 2015

Actress Tiffani Thiessen (host of Dinner at Tiffani's) joins Tim and Chica for a cook-off!

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