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The TooFab Q&A: Tiffani Thiessen!

Hey guys, welcome to the second edition of The TooFab Q&A, where we interview the most fabulous of stars. Today's guests: Tiffani Thiessen and celebrity designer Lonni Paul.

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Thiessen and Paul, who met while filming an HGTV show, talked to TooFab's Brian Particelli about their new line of children's furniture, PetitNest. Plus, the former "Saved by the Bell" and "Beverly Hills 90210" star talks about motherhood, relocating to NY to film "White Collar" and the new "90210."

On creating the line, PetitNest ...

Tffany: Lonni and I met on "Design Star." My husband and I picked Lonni to redo one of our rooms, a guest bedroom. I fell in love with what she did and Loni herself. When we wanted to redo other rooms in the house, we hired Loni. I was pregnant at the time and we were designing the nursery. We got to talking about how all the furniture out there was very similar. We came up with the idea of doing this line of furniture on our own. Something that appeals to our tastes, aesthetically.

Lonni: So PetitNest was born. It was a lot of fun. It's been crazy, the last five months. You have no idea how hard it is to start a company and get it up and running! It was a shocker every day! We launched on 10-10-10 in Las Vegas and it was so amazing to stand back and look at it. There's been such a great response. It's been so nice to have people respond like they have.

On decorating a nursery ...

Lonni: People tend to, especially when they do children's rooms, they go in directions they think people should go. Pink and blue. But it's nice to stay true to the design style of the house and carry that into the nursery. It doesn't have to be a room that's so completely different from the rest of the house. You can use all kinds of beautiful colors, fabrics.

The most exciting part of launching their line ...

Tiffani: I think, honestly, there have been different levels of excitement. First coming up with the ideas, then the next level was seeing the furniture in front of us thinking 'Oh my gosh we drew that!' Then to go to the show and have the response we've had. People getting excited about it makes us excited about it. It's exciting, two women that have other jobs coming up with this idea.

On the next step ...

Tiffani: Trying to get the orders out, the PR done and the name out there. All while raising kids, having husbands and other jobs.

Lonni: We're working on a playroom line for next year to expand the line. PetitNest is all things children.

On moving to NY to film her USA show, "White Collar" ...

Tiffani: I live in NY half the year, from April to October. The transition is a lot. I went back to work 6.5 weeks after having the baby. It was a huge ordeal and I was overwhelmed a lot, but I'm glad to be back. I missed everybody. I'm so fortunate to be a part of it. It'll be nice to have some time off, spend time with Harper [her four month old daughter with husband Brady Smith].

On the new "90210" ...

Tiffani: I watched the pilot, and nothing against the show, I just don't have time to watch TV. I haven't watched TV since forever.

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