Heidi Semler

Heidi is a designer in Portland, Oregon and raised in Southern California. She began her career in 1989 at a local interior design firm polishing her passion for beautiful spaces. In 1997, she opened Heidi Semler Interior Design and continues to create warm, simple and beautiful homes for her clients.  

Starting with a belief that your home should welcome, comfort, and delight your family and friends, Heidi loves working with clients to fashion inviting and authentic places to live and dream. Heidi showers her work with splashes of California sun to create memorable spaces that suit and complement your lifestyle. As a wife and mother of two, she understands that your home should be functional as well as fabulous.  

Heidi is influenced by her love of timeless design and her degrees from Marymount Palos Verdes College, California (1984) and Portland State University (1989) in liberal arts and graphic design. She draws inspiration from designers such as Elsie De Wolfe who, like Heidi, believe in "plenty of optimism and white paint."






10 things about me

  1. Cooking a lovely dinner for family with soft music playing and no pressure!

  2. Stopping by an estate sale for a hidden treasure, which often happens to be a chair – I have a chair problem!

  3. Writing lists and lists and lists after, of course, finding my favorite pen!

  4. Running, cuddling and playing with the dog.

  5. Though my favorite place is anywhere with my family, another favorite place is anywhere the sand is white and the sun is warm.

  6. I thoroughly enjoy reading books about travel, cooking and decorating, especially when I’m in my big fluffy bed.

  7. I love being organized and getting things accomplished.

  8. My favorite band of all time is the Rolling Stones. Strong second is Van Morrison.

  9. I adore the great women in my life, whether it’s my daily friends or the ones I don’t get to see nearly enough.

  10. People often ask my favorite color. For me it’s not as much the color as the space. I love spaces with seagrass area rugs, white walls, blue and white accessories, boxwood balls, ironstone collections, quilted fabrics, hand blocked linens, botanicals and plate racks and hanging plates.