Name: Heidi Helgeson
Company: H2D Architecture + Design
Location: Edmonds, WA
Which of your designs or projects are you most excited about right now?
We have such a wide range of projects right now, it is difficult to pick just one! Day-to-day we get to jump between a small restaurant project, a unique six-house development in Duvall, a high end residential remodel on Lake Sammamish, and several challenging small-space projects on urban lots in Seattle.
Tell us three words that embody your design philosophy.
Listen. Sustainable. Detail.
What's your favorite place in the Pacific Northwest?
The outdoors—beaches, mountains, simple jogs around my neighborhood looking at homes. You really cannot go wrong outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy it year-round.
Who or what are you inspired by right now?
I’m inspired by the restoration of my own midcentury home. We purchased it several years ago and are slowly remodeling the property and designing the interior with period furniture.
What do you think of the color gray?
Although Seattle is gray much of the year, I really do love the color for both interiors and exteriors—usually with a pop of color to set it off.