My Universe: Heidi Merrick

Her sense of style extends beyond her design studio, with a luxe yet rustic lifestyle. Peruse her world to unearth some of her inspirations and favorite possessions.

Heels: Only wear them if I must!
Flats: Celine
Boots: Wellies
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Watch: Haven’t worn one since the 6th grade!
Jewelry you wear every day: Wedding rings, and not even all the time
Designers: Dries Van Noten, so many. I love fashion
Where do you shop: Mostly Whole Foods
Shopping mecca: Online late at night on my phone

What’s your sign? Libra
Workout(s): Yoga at the Raven in Silverlake. Surfing, if someone will watch my babies
Yoga studio/teacher: Leigh BrownElizabeth Myers
Incense: I burn a lot of sage that we dry from my land
Tea or tonic drink: Mint tea
Wellness idol: Gosh, I need one!  Maybe you, Kerrilynn?
Guilty pleasure: Champagne on an empty stomach
Soap: Anything with lavender
Lip color: Nude, always nude
Perfume or Cologne: Chanel
Who cuts your hair? I do

Where do you live? Silverlake
Artist: So many!! So many
Piece of art in your home: Surfboard made out of 3000 year old reclaimed redwood my Dad made me
Museum: Musee D ‘Orsay
Local restaurant: LA Chapter
Best cup of coffee in your town: The one my husband brings me in bed
China or Pottery: China
Favorite piece of furniture: My bed, by Bernard Brusha
Furniture store or designer: Mash Studios, see above
Beach: Rincon
Hotel: St. Regis in New York, Korakia in Palm Springs
Dream dinner party guests: David Bowie, Gandhi, Shakespeare -let me think of someone alive so this can happen. OK, maybe my family, but my whole family at our house in LA
Dinner party menu: Everything grown in my garden and something deliciously smoked
Most used kitchen gadget: Garlic squisher thing and Vitamix
Favorite recipe: I can’t follow recipes.  I don’t know a single one.  I am a pretty good cook though
Favorite drink: Coffee with coconut oil, turmeric and a tiny bit of salt and pepper
What do you collect? Friends.
What’s always in your fridge? Champagne

Who or what inspires you? People who are brave to be themselves.  People who allow themselves to be weird.  Artists who laugh and like to joke.  And children, I’ve yet to meet a kid I didn’t like
Favorite discovery: Names of flowers
Fashion idol: I don’t have one, I should have one, I don’t
Crush: Husband, when he’s showered and well dressed.  Also when he’s dirty.  
Favorite charity: The one that comes from your heart when you see someone near you hurting.  The one that enables you to take care of and love your neighbor
Favorite place in the world: My tent on our land
Favorite movies: Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban.  I’m a child
Favorite writers: Tolkien, I’m a nerd.  Hemingway, I’m exceedingly romantic.  James Joyce
Favorite albums: David Bowie, Hunky Dory. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Nightstand reading: I’m re-reading Out of Africa.  The pace is gorgeous
Photography or coffee table book: I have loads of art books.  My favorite is a Louvre book I inherited from my grandmother
Necessary indulgence: Peace, time in bed

Phone: the big iPhone
Blogs: I don’t read blogs
Laptop or desktop? just the phone, I laptop about once every two weeks.
Online shopping sites:   net-a-porter
Recent Google search: How can I look that up on my phone?  I’m not super techie. I’m guessing it had to do with spelling