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.
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.