TIFFANY LEBLANC words by chesie breen · photography by michael j lee portrait by margaret lampert Since founding her boutique interior design firm LeBlanc Design in 2005, Tiffany LeBlanc has specialized in transitional design that is warm and comfortable, with beautiful furnishings and finishes. Raised in an artistic family with a lifetime of extended international travel to exotic locales, LeBlanc received her training at the Residential Interiors Program at Boston Architectural College, where her focus was on space planning, materials, and finish selections. Her color palette reflects materials found in nature, and is known for being calm and refined, like the pale blues, lavenders, and warm creams and taupes that grace the walls in this project. A soothing palette is one of LeBlanc’s signatures, as her projects prioritize simplicity and beauty above the overtly trendy. For LeBlanc, the true joy in design lies in affecting how clients live in their homes, and the role she gets to play in transforming the place where a client makes family memories and builds a life. LeBlanc keeps her designs interesting and livable by paying close attention to details like texture and finishes, resulting in a space that is simultaneously elegant and fun. The dining room is a standout, with the Phillip Jeffries paper on the ceiling playing off the Galbraith & Paul paper on the walls in a mix of patterns that complement the surrounding painted rooms. The unique Oly Studio chandelier above the kitchen table is a subtler example of how she introduces texture into the well-lit room’s soft palette. The study demonstrates the great personal importance LeBlanc places on objects of interest, value, and meaning, and how these values govern her design. The focal point of the room is a vintage wooden desk, and the surrounding shelves are lined with a Phillip Jeffries paper that show off her keen eye for the interplay between colors and textures. Suddenly, each object on display on those shelves becomes an object worthy of displaying. Tiffany LeBlanc confesses to be inspired by a multitude of sources, from a walk on a farm to a visit to a museum—but ultimately, making a house into a beautiful home is her greatest joy.
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