Wednesday, May 2, 2012

~an interview with Heidi~{HPJ185}

Last week I received an email.
The subject line was: 

 HPJ185.
When I opened it up, I realized quickly that it was from

If you have no idea what I am talking about, let me take you back.
I discovered this woman and her beautiful home on HGTV's Rate My Space online years ago.
I immediately became her number one stalker fan, trying to make every room in my room, look like hers!
Since putting her home on Rate My Space, she has moved, and actually is getting ready to move again.
But, she was kind enough to share photos of her current home for you all to see!

Not only that, but Heidi has a blog she just started up.
I hope you check it out, I know you won't be disappointed.
She was also kind enough to let me "interview" her........



Me: I first noticed you on HGTV's Rate My Space, is that where you are most known from?

Heidi:Yes it is. I got a pretty good following while I was on there...I even had HGTV feature one of my rooms on their Rate My Space show as an inspiration room. That was a lot of fun!

Me: What is your design style?

Heidi: I would say that I'm classic traditional with a touch of modern, and always with a French flair. I love to mix modern art with beautiful French antiques





Me: Where do you gather inspiration from?

Heidi: Everywhere! When I'm out shopping, television, blogging, magazines! I pretty much eat, sleep & breath design!
Me: You have just started a blog, will you be offering design services?

Heidi: Absolutely! I own a hair salon & work full time, plus with my move soon I will be pretty busy but I always make time for design.
 Me: Where are your favorite places to shop?

Heidi: Oh... There are lots! I live near DC so I love antiquing in Georgetown & Bethesda!  Charlottesville Va. has recently become a new favorite area for me as well. Some shops to be specific are : Random Harvest ( they have 4 locations in DC, Va & Md)
Tone on tone in Bethesda (Swedish antiques)
And George in Charlottesville
Roxie Daisy in Charlottesville
Me:  Any great design advice for anyone after "your look"?

Heidi: Always keep large upholstered pieces in a neutral color, then the look can be changed easily by changing pillows, accessories, etc. Invest in good pieces of art..they make a huge statement in the room esp. If you can afford larger scaled ones, or do a grouping of lots of smaller ones. I always like to have one good antique piece in every room...this gives the room warmth & character. And most importantly, surround yourself with things you love. Your home should be a reflection of your personality & a place to relax


Me: Do you have any go to paint colors?

Heidi: Currently, I'm loving Ben Moore natural cream. It's a soft pale chalky gray. Sometimes it looks creamy but without any yellow undertones & other times it reads grayish. That is the color I now have throughout my main areas in my home. I've used Manchester tan & grant beige quite a bit ( also Ben Moore). I don't typically go too dark with my walls but for more color I also like Sherwin Williams mindful gray & amazing gray. Some of my favorites have ended up being colors I've mixed together myself to get the perfect shade :)


Me: What are some of your favorite blogs?

Heidi: I have them all listed on my blog, but probably the one I look forward to the most is Cote De Texas. I swear I think we were separated at birth! Joni loves the look of slipcovers, seagrass & French antiques...as do I! Of course I've just recently added My Sweet Savannah to that list :):)



Thank you so much Heidi, this was so much fun!
Now, go check out her blog and start following!
She is moving in to a French Chateau shortly and I know you will all want to see that!
xoxo

14 comments:

Mrs. Sutton said...

A beautiful home - I can understand why she was such an influence - heading over to check out her blog now! x

Anonymous said...

Great post Melaine! Thanks so much for the interview and featuring me on your blog! Hope we get to meet in person whenever you are in my area :)
Heidi

nuburylane.com said...

Again, thanks so much Melaine for the great post and interview!! So glad we met (in blogland) and hopefully in person one day :)
Heidi

gatherings home said...

I love her look too! Made my heart race when I recognized a few pieces she has that I used to carry in my shop. Soon, I keep telling myself....soon!

Thanks Melaine! Great post as usual!

AntiqueChase said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks Melanie for bringing this new blogger to our attention. I am now following her blog as well!

I hope she will be here reading this as I was trying to leave her a comment on her blog... BUT, the wordpress format on her blog will not allow a comment unless you grant wordpress access into your twitter or facebook (which I chose not to do)...

So, Heidi if you are reading this... look forward to following your blog and your move!

Marcy

nuburylane.com said...

Hey Marcy,
thanks for bringing that to my attention, i changed the wordpress format so there should be not problem commenting.
Heidi

nuburylane.com said...

Hey Marcy,
thanks for bringing that to my attention, i changed the wordpress format so there should be not problem commenting.
Heidi

Kristel said...

What a lovely home she has, thank you for
Eating us know about her new blog as well, I am heading thereright now.

Designs By Pinky said...

Her home is just beautiful! Thanks for REintroducing us. I will go over and check out her blog now. XO, Pinky

southern-newlywed said...

This inspires me to work on my home a little more. It seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with everything. I love her style!

Thanks for sharing! I'm headed to her blog now! :)

Wendy
The Southern Newlywed
www.southern-newlywed.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Oh yes, I sure do remember HPJ185...she was my favorite on RMS (and you were right after her Melaine!)....thank you so much for featuring her and letting me know about her blog, I will definately check it out.

Judy

Anonymous said...

As soon as I read HPJ185 I immediately knew who you were talking about. My mom and I would always say... "you know, like HP's home" Glad to know about her blog now!

Anonymous said...

As soon as I read HPJ185 I immediately knew who you were talking about. My mom and I would always say... "you know, like HP's home" Glad to know about her blog now!

classic • casual • home said...

How pretty...I love that French influence with a modern sensibility, too!

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