I first discovered Heidi Johnston of Warrenton, VA, when I was editing a publication for HGTV, and her house, which she decorated herself, was getting huge ratings on HGTV’s Rate My Space. She’s in a new house now, with a new design, and I wrote a story about it for today’s Washington Examiner, right here.
The pictures in the paper were tiny, unfortunately, so here they all are, nice and big. The story is about how Heidi took a builder-grade house and added her own touches throughout, to make it a thoroughly unique home.
Heidi, who owns the Secret Garden Salon in Warrenton, is filled with great design ideas. For one thing, she replaced all the ugly, shiny brass door hardware in the house with rubbed bronze knobs for a more sophisticated look. To fill the huge wall in the family room, she chose semi-custom unfinished built-ins from Bare Woods in Warrenton over expensive custom cabinetmakers. Read my full story, linked above, for more of her tips. Have a great week.