LUXList Designer Edition | Heidi Richardson

We are honored to feature Mill Valley architect Heidi Richardson as this week’s LUXList Designer. Known for her preservative work and transformative renovations, Heidi is capable of turning all of her clients’ dreams into reality. Always opting for natural (and recycled where possible) materials, she is committed to designing homes that have a huge visual impact but a small footprint.

What would an architect choose to liven up a home? See what Heidi has chosen for her LUXList!

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Heidi’s LUXList Picks

Elegantly Walking Giraffe – Workshop Hagenauer – Wooden Animal Figurine
Set of Six Thonet Dining Chairs
Rare Cornelis Zitman Leather Easy Chair, 1964
Vintage Warren Platner Leather and Walnut Executive Desk for Knoll, circa 1973, USA
A pair of Swedish Brass Candlesticks

1) Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

Professionally, my design aesthetic is the client’s design aesthetic. Personally, I like clean lines, natural materials, and a relaxed feeling decor.

2) Do you use antiques in your design? If yes, what do you love about using antiques?

We like to use recycled materials and gravitate towards new products or methods that save energy. We try to mesh the old with the new and love the puzzle aspect of blending antiques with the modern.

 3) What inspires you?
Travel, cooking, Mt Tam (the mountain near my home).
My favorite piece is the Wooden giraffe figurine by Ronald Hagenauer. It reminds me of our trips to Africa and the giraffe’s beautiful curved shape that works so well on the savannah as well as in my very square Living Room.

This historic home seems like it’s come right out of a movie--trim and clean.
This historic home seems like it’s come right out of a movie–trim and clean.
The barn door and many spaces open to the fresh air makes this a modern farmhouse.
The barn door and many spaces open to the fresh air makes this a modern farmhouse.
Both traditional and sleek, this shingled home is a timeless classic.
Both traditional and sleek, this shingled home is a timeless classic.
Mill Valley architect Heidi Richardson established Richardson Architects in 1984. Heidi works with clients to create timeless homes that are family-friendly and inviting. She is involved in every phase of work, giving consistency and personal attention to every detail. The product of this attitude has been numerous awards in historic preservation, interiors, seismic renovations, and in the role of Project Architect for several associations with internationally known architects

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