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I’m Heidi Brook

With a wealth of experience, I will help you create a functional and beautiful home that expresses your personality, vision and style.

Since establishing the The Room Editor in 2013, I’ve been the interior design on multiple full-service home renovations and new builds – as well as dozens of smaller projects, colour consultations, window furnishings and styling jobs.

I hold a Diploma in Interior Design from CPIT (now, Ara), and I’m a member of the Design Institute of NZ (DINZ). 

I’m passionate about interior design. I want to make your heart sing when you step through the front door of your house – or even just a room of your home.

My philosophy is: Your home should tell your story – and the key to a successful result is an interior that is right for you. 

What Heidi’s clients are saying…

She is worth her weight in gold and more!

“Heidi was such a pleasure to work with. She was great at establishing our tastes and guiding us within these with fantastic ideas of products and design. Our home really feels right for us thanks to Heidi. It would not have been anywhere as successful without her input.

She is worth her weight in gold and more!”

Heidi was an absolute pleasure to work with on our new build.

“Heidi was an absolute pleasure to work with on our new build. We had a million ideas for things that we liked (colours, wallpaper, feature lighting, curtains) and Heidi gave us feedback on what worked as well as made some really great suggestions on ways we could improve on those ideas.

I was nervous using one colour on all four walls of what was to be my office. But since Heidi had already given us great suggestions I went with it for the entire room. I remember Heidi telling me I wouldn’t regret it. It turned out to be one of my favourite rooms to spend time in.”

Thank you Heidi

“Thank you Heidi for your considered and professional input into our renovation and extension project. 

You were able to interpret my vague descriptions, endless images and love of colour and florals so well, and mould my eclectic style into something I love that feels like home. 

We now have a colourful yet muted, calm and sophisticated palette throughout the house with beautiful wallpaper, co-ordinating flooring and gorgeous blinds and curtains. One of my favourite views is to sit in the living room surrounded by the glorious laurel green walls and glimpse through the hallway with the new white panelling, subtle sage wallpaper to the bedroom with the dahlia print I loved so much. The colours are seamless and so interesting.

And of course I have to mention the ensuite with the matcha tiles and pink bath… oh and the pink lights in the dining room and kitchen, the hallway panelling, the living room lights that have the most wonderful evening glow to then… and the matt rimu flooring finishes which works perfectly with the carpet you chose… I could go on!” 

We are loving our home's transformation

“Right from when we first met Heidi, we knew we were in good hands. Heidi managed to create a design that was well beyond what we imagined. One of the things we loved the most was how she listened to all members of the family then formed a design that reflected each person’s taste and personality.

That and her project management skills! We are loving our home’s transformation and couldn’t recommend Heidi more highly.”

Heidi was the perfect choice.

“I’d never used an interior designer before but I knew I needed help to create a cohesive vision for our home. Heidi was the perfect choice. She took time to get to know us and how we live, then helped us find a common style. She challenged us to make smart design decisions that we would never have thought of ourselves and which have totally met our brief (and budget). She pulled together the whole picture and helped with small details that we just don’t have the time or skills to do. 

The house is looking elegant with its own sense of character. I feel more confident making decisions about the house now because I understand what I’m working towards. 

 

I highly recommend Heidi. Using her services was the best investment we made in our house – it’s a small cost for a huge return.”

Heidi is a pleasure to work with

“I like to think I can find my own items, and make the right decisions with interior space – so I didn’t think I needed an interior designer to help me with anything but lighting and wall colours in the new alteration. However, Heidi has done so much more. She quickly understood my taste, my budget and my incessant need to do my own research. She patiently guided me, giving me options, but not too many, and prevented me making poor decisions!

The results are fantastic. With one part of the house brand new, she suggested changes to the older part, so you can no longer see the difference.

Heidi is a pleasure to work with, a great listener, well organised and with impeccable taste. I highly recommend her, and would love her help again in the future.”

Couldn't have done it without her

“After living in a 100-year-old character home for 36 years, we moved into a 15-year-old home. We had no idea where to start in turning our new home into ‘our’ home. Heidi is delightful and a complete professional. She listened to our ideas, colour scheme preferences, looked at our existing furniture and came up with a proposal which made the whole process seamless. What we have now is a lovely, warm, contemporary home blending in our old treasured pieces.

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Heidi and quite simply couldn’t have done it without her help.”

She did spectacularly well

“I enjoyed working with Heidi. She asked pertinent questions which resulted in a very clear brief meaning she was able to present proposals we were immediately happy with. She did spectacularly well with designing to budget a scope inclusive of colours, wallpaper, furniture, furnishings and curtains.”

Heidi is a delightful, responsive and professional person to deal with

“We sought Heidi’s help to refine our ideas for refreshing the interior of our recently acquired 30 year old house. I particularly appreciated Heidi’s ability to listen and to intuitively pick up on our vision and to turn it into an achievable reality. Her guidance on colour scheme, fabrics and lighting was just right. She stretched my ideas creatively which was just what I needed.

Heidi’s help in identifying just the right bathroom appliances and floor covering from the huge range available was invaluable. We are still working on our plan but the result so far exceeds our expectations.

We are very happy in a home that has been refreshed for us and at the same time retains its positive original features and spirit. 

To top it off, Heidi is a delightful, responsive and professional person to deal with.”

We couldn't be more happy with our home

“Many thanks for all your help over the last many months. We valued your help, fresh ideas, you challenged me and pushed my boundaries – the end result was so worth it and we couldn’t be more happy with our home! I have no regrets about any of our choices and that is largely thanks to you!”

We would highly recommend Heidi

“We were lucky enough to have Heidi help us from the very beginning of our new build project. We were really impressed with the way Heidi managed to help us create ‘our home’ not just ‘a home’. 

She had a knack of helping us narrow down what we really liked and then made it happen for us, finding those elusive colours or products. Her sense of style and colour is fantastic and we felt secure making decisions with her guidance.

We would highly recommend Heidi as a wonderfully patient and fun person to work with, who really knows what works.”

I wish I'd done it sooner

“It is totally worth paying for professional advice. There are lots of other benefits too, like having accessing to your ideas and to different products. I am so pleased that I decided to get your professional advise. I wish I’d done it sooner because it would have prevented me from making the mistakes I have made elsewhere!”

We are over the moon with the amazing results Heidi achieved with our house

“We are over the moon with the amazing results Heidi achieved with our house. We started with our main bedroom asking for a peaceful sanctuary. The finished room was more than we expected and we decided to go ahead and get Heidi to the rest of the house. She has now completed 3 bedrooms and a living room, and we are so proud to call this home ours now.

She has created comfort and homeliness. Heidi will be called on for the kitchen and dining rooms to complete the outstanding results so far.”

Definitely recommend her for any interior design work

“Heidi was brilliant to work with, super-efficient, friendly and professional, transforming our home ready for sale, which received huge compliments on the presentation during the marketing campaign. 

We loved how Heidi worked out the style we liked and gave us a range of options to select from, providing plenty of assistance during the process as needed.

We are looking forward to using Heidi in the interior design of our new home build, and would definitely recommend her for any interior design work.”

We absolutely love the new look

“Thanks for making our two adjoining living areas flow together visually. Your advice about colours and fabrics have given us a stylish look which blends some contemporary ideas with our treasured family pieces. Thank you also for arranging the making of our curtains and pendant light shades –  both are of extremely high quality. We absolutely love the new look.”

You were absolutely spot on.

“The colours you selected look fabulous. Thanks again so much for your help. You were absolutely spot on.” 

We are loving our new home.

“We are loving our new home. We are very happy with the expertise and great service that you provided for us – thank you again!”  

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