Interior decorator, textile designer, and photo stylist Heather Chadduck Hillegas is one busy bee! She recently completed the interiors of the 2019 Southern Living Design House which was featured in the August 2019 issue of Southern Living, and her 100-year-old Birmingham, Alabama home is featured in the current issue of Flower magazine…. it is exquisite! The clapboard colonial (named Pineapple House) was also featured in the October 2018 issue of House Beautiful. Today we will tour Heather’s home, the Southern Living Design House, and a few of my favorite sneak peeks from her beautiful portfolio.
Heather studied fine arts at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she developed an eye for mixing antiques, pattern, and color. Before launching her own design business, she inspired millions of readers through her editorial work at Cottage Living and Coastal Living, and most recently as the Style Director of Southern Living. Her botanical-inspired fabrics are now sold in trade showrooms across the country. Heather is married to travel and lifestyle photographer David Hillegas. Her work has been widely published in national magazines, books, and catalogs for more than 20 years.
The 2019 Southern Living Idea House is located on Crane Island in Florida with sweeping oak trees and breathtaking water views. For the architecture, Southern Living turned to new-old house masters, Historical Concepts. Riverside Custom Homes oversaw construction, and Heather Chadduck Hillegas (with her assistant, Mackin Thompson) created the interiors. Designed to complement the Victorian homes that were built on the island at the turn of the 20th century, the house is filled with tried-and-true decorating ideas that will stand the test of time.