Homepolish: Let’s Get It Started In Here

Matt Merrell from HomePolish came over to get started on our design project at the Heffe House. I highly recommend having an interior designer over to your hizzy to talk about your style. It feels like we are really going to be able to get at the problem areas that I’ve been waffling over for years. Also, I love his sophisticated rustic approach. I’m really excited about our time together tackling the dude decor issues in our cute little ranchalow that we live in here in Santa Monica.

Here’s is a peek into Matt’s work in his own home, a cottage in Laurel Canyon. Isn’t this all so lovely?

For a more involved scoop, please pop over to Orlanda Soria’s blog. He has the best editorial accompaniment. I love the way that man writes.

Is there any chance, that when Matt is done with my home, it will have this kind of appeal? I do truly dig the comfortable sophistication of his space, even though he says he’s over it and ready to start over! The mix of texture is right up my alley. I’m really loving the Homepolish Interior Design experience thus far. I highly recommend it.

Here is Matt at work in my living room.


I asked him if it would be okay to take his picture and he complied. He’s used to having his photo made, because he is a former model. Srsly!

We have a few projects ahead of us that are very exciting, some painting, some styling and even some building. He’s got a vision and I can’t wait to see it come together. We decided on Benjamin Moore Silhouette for the mantle. He will be mocking up some doors for the front of the built ins and we’ll select a radiator screen for the front doors.

The dude has some plans of his own for a surround sound speaker system and we’ll put that other tv up on the wall with a wall mount so that football parties may commence with a little less cordage in my grill. Boyz will be boyz.

Matt invited me to join him for a flea market shopping trip soon to hunt down some storage and styling options. This is my collage version of what is on our list, but I’ll be SURE to let him lead the way.

Heffe House Living Room Vintage Finds

We also be tackling the bookshelves. Here is what they look like pre-Matt of Homepolish. I’m excited to see what we come up with!

*Note: This is not a sponsored post since we rarely, if ever do that kind of thing here on TEOT. We don’t blog for a paycheck – so any endorsement is a legitimate one. I paid for the services provided by HomePolish!

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    • Great question. I never cashed in on my Homepolish hours. As Heffe came out of his treatment, we started looking towards a move into a new home. I thought I’d reserve the remaining design hours with Homepolish for the next house. Now we have lived in the new home for almost two years and I’ve never been in touch with this company or Matt again. That bookshelf never got the style it deserved and we certainly didn’t paint the mantle.

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