Hurricane Irma: Heathertique’s Lessons Learned

Wow.  Last week was such a mess. Hurricane Irma hit us here in Florida on September 10, the Atlantic’s biggest storm in over ten years!  Now, I’ve seen my share of hurricanes, and I admit that Fort Lauderdale (where Heathertique is located) wasn’t hit nearly as hard as some were, but the total impact of the situation is leaving us…

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Fall 2017 Trends in Home Decor

The kids are back in school, the temperatures are dropping, and it’s time for us to take a deep sigh of relief. I’m using my first few days of back-to-school “freedom” putting together mood boards for fall! I know it’s not quite fall yet, but I’m already feelin the season.  My home decor mags are shouting about the new trends,…

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Why We Adore: Jonathan Adler

“Follow your heart. Ignore any rules. Wear white after Labor Day. Have an “F-it” attitude.” – Jonathan Adler We at Heathertique love Jonathan Adler – not just because he urges people to “accessorize with abandon,” but also because of his bubbly personality, whimsical and eclectic design sensibility, and a grin that just warms you to the core. He calls his…

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Timeless Style: Chinoiserie

“What do you look for when you head out to flea markets and estate sales?” The truth is that I rarely have a plan. I like to go with an open mind and just poke around.   Occasionally, interior designers or clients of mine that are redecorating will give me a list of things to keep my eye out for…

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Interior Design Trend: Statement Mirrors

I’ve been stumbling across some beautiful mirrors during my curating and collecting over the past few months. I mean, just check out these beauties: The truth is we often forget how great mirrors can be as a statement element of design in our homes.   When was the last time you bought a mirror?  Most of my friends tell me…

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Pom poms, tassels, and llamas?! What you DON’T know about the 2017 trend…

As I’m sure you’ve all seen by now, colorful pom poms, tassels, and kitschy llama art are dominating the fashion and decor industry right now!   Every fashion blogger, designer, and store is hyping the trend with colorful summer window displays, round-ups of fun fashion, and their favorite ways to style them, like this one from College Fashion. Products: Shirt – Target,…

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Eclectic Interiors That Inspire: John Robshaw

I’m always fascinated by perfectly-curated interiors that show off interesting collectibles in pristine display cabinets surrounded by coordinated color palettes and contemporary crispness.   Unfortunately, my own design aesthetic never turns out to be quite so perfect.    With my flair for interesting and uncommon collectibles, I find myself surrounded by a beautiful chaos of colors, patterns, and even design…

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4 Ways to Update Your Office to Revitalize Your Work

I’ve been planning a re-organization of my home office space for almost a year now.   Curating and collecting is my favorite part of my work life – organizing and administration is my least.   And after a big score of uncommon goods, I am inevitably faced with that realization that I LOVE something too much to give it up…

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Dorm Decor Ideas with an Uncommon Twist!

Continuing with our recent theme of Back to School, we’re looking at inspiration for curating an uncommon atmosphere for learning – in your dorm room! Raise your hand if you remember how awful it was stepping into your first dorm room.  A concrete cell block with cold floors, sterile walls, and sad, sad wooden furniture.   Nowadays, teens are having…

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Back-to-School Gift Guide

Can you believe it’s already August? Where has this summer flown? It was just a couple of weeks ago that my son went off to surf camp and now I’m having to start checking off his back-to-school list.  Then gain, at least I don’t have it quite so rough as my friends whose kids are going off to college for…

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