Holly is a recent college graduate who works collaboratively with our interior design team. She has a ton of energy and creates fresh, innovative solutions while selecting furnishings and finishes that truly reflect our clients’ brand.
How did you decide on your career path?
I’ve always been an empath that loves to help others and, of course, I’ve always been creative! Interior design is the perfect combination of both, and I’m so glad I get to practice it every day.
What is your favorite part of the design process?
The beginning. I love the conceptual design phase where the possibilities are limitless. Ideas easily flow from both the designer and the client. It’s an exciting time for everyone.
How are you creating vibrant communities through design?
Although I’m in my first post-college design role, I have already started working on meaningful projects for our community. I’m thrilled to be a part of a company that takes pride in local collaborations that make a difference to people. I love creating vibrant communities with FEH Design.
Where is your favorite place to visit in the Midwest?
Okoboji! I worked at Barefoot Bar every summer while I was in college, so the Iowa Great Lakes are my second home.
Family: A whole lot of us!
Pet: Toy Aussies: Remi and Frodo.
Drink: Dr. Pepper.
College Mascot: Cy.
Bucket List: Travel, as much as possible.
Hobby: Cooking and gardening.
Hero: My grandparents.
Binge: Yellowstone, Breaking Bad, and The Lord of the Rings.
Music: Anything by Tim McGraw.
Irrational Fear: Spiders.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces.
16 Personalities: INFJ Advocate.
First Car: Ford Five Hundred.
States Visited: Not enough!
Celebrity Twin: Taissa Farmiga.
July 2022: Ashley Maynard, IIDA and Holly Heistand, Assoc. IIDA are the Siouxland women to know when it comes to interior design. They create inviting and inspiring spaces for schools, libraries, offices, retail shops, and more, tailored to their clients.
Q: What value can interior designers bring to my business?
A: We can help you visualize your space with functionality in mind, while bringing your vibe and style to life. Your brand is important, so we work closely with our in-house graphic design team to design spaces that are unique to your business. The FEH Design team also has access to thousands of different manufacturers that carry everything from traditional to hot new products and finishes. We can even get deals on products for you! – Ashley
Q: What are some of the biggest trends in interior design right now?
A: Color! For a while neutrals were the trend, but now we are seeing vibrancy being brought back in. Rich and bold textures and finishes with earthy tones are also trending. Culture is a big trend in interior design. Clients who have a vibrant brand and company culture you see that reflected in their spaces. – Holly
Q: Can I update my space on a small budget?
A: Absolutely! Consider starting with paint. Changing wall colors with a fresh coat of paint can really modernize a space. Pair with an accent or graphic wallcovering to instantly add texture and dimension. Next, we recommend hardware and lighting. Changing cabinet hardware, doorknobs, plumbing fixtures, or replacing light fixtures with LED bulbs are budget friendly ways to brighten and modernize your space. Do you have any graphics and signage? These are great pieces to show off your brand and bring style into your space. – Ashley
Q: What are some misconceptions about your line of work?
A: We love to decorate and select furniture pieces, but we also do so much more! Registered interior designers design entire interior spaces including floors, ceilings, walls, and built-in elements, while keeping in mind building codes, ADA accessibility, and sustainability. – Holly