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Heylee Heep’s Style Story

 

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If there was ever an example of elegant, thoughtful restraint in interiors, it’s the home of Heylee and Andrew Heep. The two, both professionals in the advertising industry, live with their dog Bailey and kitty cat Pixie in a charming, historic Elmwood house in Dallas, TX. Heylee certainly doesn’t come by her aesthetic intuition accidentally. Growing up with parents who were avid remodelers and antique scavengers, Heylee learned to apply similar methods of “do it yourself” and “reuse what’s not broken” in her own home. This talent for spotting the potential in old, worn objects and restoring them to a new kind of glory has recently led Heylee to offer her interior styling services for others through Heylee Heep Designs.

On a perfectly sunny yet crispy cool afternoon, I visited Heylee at home and captured a few moments from her day. Woodsy incense burned, records played, doggies lounged, and flowers were arranged. It was the kind of day I wouldn’t mind having more than once.

 

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Touring Heylee and Andrew’s home and observing her tastefully restrained personal style was a beautiful lesson in keeping things simple and observing the details. Just in time for our move to the suburbs! I was taking copious mental notes.

Thank you, Heylee, for sharing your style with us!

 

Come back later this week for the podcast to hear Heylee’s thoughts on simplifying your own home, working with neutrals, launching a creative business, and finding inspiration online.

 

 

This story by Hilary Walker
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13 Comments

  • Reply Pamela January 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    That’s the best example of serene and eclectic style I’ve ever seen!! I want to live in Heylee’s world too. On my way to her website. I need her touch and style

  • Reply Brenda Schlosser January 21, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I really could use Heylee’s help in simplifying my home. I have lots of unnecessary clutter. Too many collectibles have taken over my home. Her taste is exquisite.

  • Reply Marcy Ryan January 21, 2015 at 6:14 am

    I love this Heylee….and You!! Congratulations, this is so beautiful!!! xoxoxoxoxox! Marcy

  • Reply Shana Dorcy January 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I know this house and it’s gorgeous. However, it is not in Kessler Park but in Elmwood just a few minutes south. I live in this area too and I’m very proud of my neighborhood, so I would hate to see it misrepresented.

    • Reply Hilary January 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you for the correction, Shana! Ill change that immediately.

  • Reply Justine January 29, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Wow! Couple of things – love that little cupboard with jewelry and little bits! Also, I need to know the paint color of what looks to be the dining room? Many thanks! Gorgeous – all of it!!

    • Reply Hilary January 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Justine! Do you mean the dark blue color or the light grey color? I can ask Heylee about both.

  • Reply Justine January 29, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Oops – stalker here! Also love that necklace – i’m that annoying person asking for a source 😉

    • Reply Hilary January 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Haha! No worries. I’ll ask Heylee and get back to you.

      • Reply Justine January 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        Hi! Thanks – I connected with her via Instagram and she immediately responded. I truly do feel like a stalker 🙂

        • Reply Hilary January 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm

          Wow!! That’s so awesome. You go girl! Thanks so much for reading.

  • Reply Justin August 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I’m curious to know the dark blue color as well, its exactly what we are looking for! Thanks!

    • Reply Hilary August 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      I’m not exactly sure what it is, Justin, but my husband and I have a similar dark blue in our bedroom and it’s Rainstorm by Sherwin Williams.

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