Measuring tape always in hand, I began my career in 1989 as an intern: fluffing pillows, fetching coffee, flipping through catalogues, and folding fabric samples - hundreds of fabric samples - every single day. I worked long, hard hours for eight years straight … and I loved every minute of it! This first foray into the world of interior design captivated me and laid the foundation for a journey that has challenged and inspired me for over 30 years, and counting.
Relying on the solid work ethic I developed while putting myself through college, I opened Heidi Semler Interior Design in 1997, and it has been a joy from day one. I love to work off a detailed, hand drawn plan; I love to work with clients who appreciate my skills but who also like to have fun; I love creating spaces that are sophisticated but casual -- a nod to my relaxed, southern California upbringing -- and that are filled with the light that brightens our Pacific Northwest winters and celebrates our spectacular summers.
I am driven to do good work for the people I’m lucky enough to call my clients. I believe a thoughtfully designed, comfortable home deeply affects your well-being. If you’re happy in your space, you’re happy in your life. It is my honor to design that for you!