I’m Tiffany Grant-Riley (Tiff for short, please – Fanny will get you thrown out the window) a freelance interior stylist, collector of houseplants, mother of two littlies and aspiring minimalist. For the last ten years, I’ve worked from home alongside my husband Rob – and yes, people ask us all the time how on earth we do it without throttling each other. Well, sometimes we do that too, but on the whole, it works for us! It’s been a steep learning curve though, coming to the realisation that our home has to be well considered enough for us to navigate family and work life.
With a background in theatre production and stage management, I’ve been working as a freelance interior stylist for four years on product and editorial features, as a photographer and writer, using our own home as an extension to be a little more creative and sharing my work here.
CURATE AND DISPLAY
Although I’ve been blogging since 2008 in my days as a wedding planner, I started Curate & Display from a tiny box room in our mid-century Rochester rental in 2014. My daughter was about to turn one, my son four and I’d jacked in an already established career to start again as a stylist. A pretty terrifying thought having just turned 30! What was meant to be a portfolio space evolved into what it is today –
Home to minimalist interiors, Nordic design and a place to embrace the slow living lifestyle.
I’m drawn to a simple, Nordic aesthetic and muted colour against a shot of black. I love pieces with a story that have been designed using materials in their rawest form. I believe you should buy less at a much better quality, giving yourself the mental and physical space so that your home functions in the way you want to live. That’s completely achievable.
My work has been published numerous times, from well-established interiors sites, coffee table books and magazines – please see below for named features. I also write about contemporary design for a number of brands, including award-winning Spanish lighting company LZF.
THE CHATHAM HOUSE
Late 2016 handed us the keys to our early Edwardian terraced home in Chatham, Kent. Incredibly, the house’s original features have been left untouched and is floor to ceiling full of potential. Our mission to blend contemporary design with period features is set to be a slow burner, but you can watch it unfold as we renovate here and with #TheChathamHouse. I hope it will fill you with inspiration as well as useful advice for making your house a home without the need to follow trends or sell your soul to pay for it.
In 2015 I co-founded Function+Form, an offline community of like-minds celebrating handcrafted design, independent makers and interior style. We organise gatherings as often as we can in London over good food with guest speakers sharing their inspiration and processes. We even took a group of design bloggers on a tour of Antwerp. If you’d like to be part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
IKEA – HEAL’S – MIELE – LITTLE GREENE PAINT – OSMO – WEST ELM – HOUSEOLOGY – CALLWEY PUBLISHING – HP – PINTEREST – MAHABIS – NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET – KOVACS FAMILY – LZF – DESIGN LETTERS – HOMEBASE – NUBIE – COMPAGNIE DE PROVENCE – HABITAT – MADE – JACQUI SMALL PUBLISHING
AS SEEN IN
Real Homes Magazine – Design Sponge – Stylist Magazine – Wohnideen aus dem Wahren Leben (published by Callwey 2015) Urban Jungle Bloggers, Living & Styling with Plants (published 2016) – Front + Main – Brit+Co – Gardenista – 91 Magazine -VTwonen – Houzz Best of Design 2017 + 2018.
WORK WITH ME
For in-house styling and photography and sponsorship opportunities or to hire me for private styling work, take a look at the Media and Collaboration page for more details.