Heather P.

Describe your go-to style:

My style always responds to the environment I'm designing within and the uniqueness of the person I have the opportunity to design for. A living room in a prewar walk-up for a party girl in Brooklyn wants a very different treatment than a newly built loft for a single dad in downtown LA. That being said, I'm trying to invent a new way of saying "bring the outdoors in" because it ALWAYS works, and I always use it.

Tell us your biggest design secret:

My best design secret - use the words "successful, or unsuccessful" in place of "pretty, or ugly" . It removes the danger of falling prey to a trend, and puts the focus on the individual needs of your client.

From where do you draw most of your inspiration?

I've been inspired by everything from a matchstick (that red with natural wood!) to Neuschwanstein castle. My main source of inspiration, though, is the outdoors - both the curated and the wild. It's were my best ideas about color combinations, lighting, and textures come from.
Burbank Kitchen
Kitchen Booth
Bright Living Room
Woodsy Dining Room
Cheery kid's room
South Beach Corridor
University Office