7 FACTS I KNOW TO BE TRUE ABOUT YOU...
Buttoned-up is not your style. In fact, it’s a total snooze-fest.
You know that living your best life means embracing your big personality.
You’re an adventurous, risk-taker who doesn’t shy away from new experiences. You love pushing the boundaries. Rules exist purely to be challenged.
You’re akin to the differences between interesting people and boring people, extraordinary individuals and average ones, those who are effortlessly stylish and those who are trendy train-wrecks.
You refuse to fall into the bland category.
You know you were meant for more, because you crave more, and understand that you're capable of having it.
You don’t do what other people do. Instead, you do what’s right for you.
You don’t do things simply because you “should”. Alternatively, you trust your gut and follow your instincts.
You know that settling for mediocrity is not an option for you.
You actively swim away from the sea of sameness that runs rampant in our society.
This is reflected in your choice of vacation destinations, the restaurants and events you take in, how you accessorize your outfit each morning, how you show up for your career, your friends, and your family, and even in how you design your home.
You can remember the last time you hysterically laughed until you cried because it was probably last week.
You’re not afraid to let your crazy, distinctive laugh out to play because you know that real and honest laughter is not only charming and infectious, but also incredibly healing.
People are drawn to you because you’re confident, you’re tight + right with you, and you’re totally at home in your own skin.
You light others up, and without even realizing it, you inspire them to follow your lead and embrace the best parts of what makes them uniquely them.
You nerd out over great design, but prefer it be served up without the side of snobbery.
Warm, friendly, and approachable is more your speed.
I’m Lia Fagan, the designer behind Mod Pieces, an online safe-haven for wonderfully offbeat individuals who dig standout decor and who don’t “do” boring.
I craft + curate badass lighting and pillows, double-take gallery walls, and dynamic fabric schemes for crazy cool individuals who are ready to take their home to the next level.
I cater to those who cringe at the thought of having a cookie-cutter interior that looks just like their neighbours, because they refuse to settle for generic decor.
Since founding Mod Pieces in 2010, I’ve had the pleasure of appearing in television segments on CHCH, Metro Debut + CP24, and my work has appeared on hit shows, like Cityline, The Jennie Garth Project, and Big Brother Canada.
I’ve had the opportunity to exhibit at the One of a Kind Show, and NY Now, as well as collaborate with some of the coolest cats in the Toronto design world and beyond. I’ve also been fortunate enough to build partnerships with amazing brands like Chairish, BRIKA, and AHAlife.
Simply stated: I love what I do and who I get to do it with.
7 fun facts You should know about me right up front...
I live in my head. This tends to result in clumsiness.
My friends have turned my last name into a verb. That’s right, to “Fagan it up” means to royally mess up something that is otherwise simple to everyone else.
It’s an all encompassing term that refers to all of my “Fagan-isms”, of which I would include: falling, tripping, smashing into things, spilling, snorting when I laugh, and otherwise finding myself in the most absurd of situations.
I’m a lifelong learner.
I’m obsessed with podcasts and audiobooks. I can’t remember the last time I listened to music alone in my car.
I’m addicted to growth, expanding my thoughts, and discovering how others think and live.
I was one of those 80’s “toddlers in tiaras” beauty pageant kids.
The humiliating, yet hilarious, photographic evidence can be found right here.
I’m an athletic liability who unintentionally hurts myself and others any time I'm permitted to attempt "sporting".
In addition to accidentally breaking a child’s leg the first time I ventured onto a ski hill, I also experienced the indignity of being cut from the badminton team in high school.
This was about the point in my life when my athletic ability maxed out, and I decided to play to my creative strengths instead.
I know why I'm here.
I’m committed to unabashedly sharing my natural gifts and talents with the world the only way I know how, through design.
Whether it's just me and my MacBook, solving decorating dilemmas from my sofa, or me and my sewing machine creating something from nothing in my studio, these are the delicious moments when time and space cease to exist.
For me, this sort of creative fulfillment is simply non-negotiable.
The sound of two winter coats rubbing together sends me into a psychotic fit of the heebie-jeebies.
For this reason, you’ll never catch me wearing snow pants, which works out, given that skiing is clearly not my strong suit and the great outdoors and I aren’t exactly friends.
A cocktail on a patio in the summer-time is about as close to nature as I care to get.
When I’m not helping my clients turn their quirky decorating vision into a reality, you’ll find me hunting for exceptional art, furniture, and decor at vintage markets and antique shows, with my man by my side.
These excursions usually involve massive amounts of caffeine (because mama don’t do mornings!), the crucial chip-wagon poutine, and horribly sung renditions of our fave 90’s jams.
The Mod Pieces ethos
We work exclusively with offbeat design lovers who not only appreciate - but crave - effortlessly stylish statement pieces that are as unique as they are.
We offer those with standout style exactly what they can’t find in traditional stores - custom pieces, made just for them.
We craft + curate stylish items of substance for brave individuals who refuse to settle for average, and who believe that, in the wise words of Iris Apfel, “More is more and less is a bore”.
Whether you’ve defined your style, or it’s still revealing itself, whether you’re dealing with a blank slate, or a hot mess, we can help bring YOUR unique vision for your home to life.
how we can play together right this second...
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