Heather's biggest secret is to find out how the client will be using the space. This tells her the most about what is necessary for designing the space.
Describe your go-to style:
My go-to style is definitely eclectic. You should use pieces in your home that you love, regardless of the 'style'. Each piece of furniture in your home can help tell your own story. I love when I walk into others homes and you can really tell where they have traveled and lived throughout the years.
What drives you to design?
Design is the application of art to everyday life. Designers have the ability to create beautiful and functional spaces. I like when there is a reason for everything in your home and when the home is livable.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
My biggest design secret is to find out how the clients will be using the space. This tells me the most about what is necessary for designing the space. For example, if you are planning on having large groups of people over for board game night in your living area and your guests will be snacking during the events (hopefully), then your fabrics and finishes need to be durable and the seating needs to accommodate.