This DMTV Milkshake guest is Tiffany Thompson, founder of Duett Interiors.
Tiffany Thompson will design a room for Rihanna. We will leave the details of what space and where is open – that is the first principle of manifestation to give the universe just enough material to work with before it takes over.
In any case, Thompson has a track record of taking big leaps and doing them well – like her transition from a career at Nike to running her own interior design company. In less than five years, her client list includes some of Portland, Oregon’s biggest names, including NBA players she met during her company days. Those relationships she had cultivated while at Nike gave a boost to her emerging design career: “When I decided to leave, these were some of the first people who called me and really started me off at homes of a specific one work size and budget, ”she says. “You really only believed in me. I always tell people – you don’t necessarily know how to get to your next goal, so all along the way make sure you treat people the way you want to treat them. “
In this issue of Milkshake, Thompson tells us about her favorite room in her home, shares her choice for the best natural space in Portland (spoiler: it’s the Japanese garden), and explains why the concept of home is so resonant for her. “I’m adopted, so I care about what a home means – how peaceful and how safe it makes me feel,” said the Queens, NY native. “It has become a cornerstone of my personality or my being.”
She also shares what she thinks most people are doing wrong with their homes: “Every home has a story and you have to listen to it,” she says. “It’s not this inanimate object – it’s an extension of you. It has a previous story that it wants to tell, but it also has the ability to write a new story. “About new stories – and new customers – Thompson says she has a special one on her mind: Rihanna, whose name came up when we asked Thompson what she was manifesting. Future success, she said – but the singer also assessed a mention. “I always manifest Rihanna as one of my clients,” she says. “I have to say that on every video and I will definitely say that with Design Milk because you never know who is watching and the power of manifestation brings things to life.” Universe, do your thing. To learn more about Tiffany’s story, read her interview with Claima Stories.
Diana Ostrom, who has written for Wallpaper, Interior Design, ID, the Wall Street Journal, and other outlets, is also the author of Faraway Places, a newsletter about travel.
Milkshake, the first regular series from DMTV (Design Milk TV), shakes up the traditional interview format by asking designers, creatives, educators and industry professionals to randomly select interview questions from their favorite bowl or container. During their open discussions you will not only get an insight into their personal housewares collections, but also valuable insights into their work, their lives and their passions.