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Summer home makeover with celebrity design twins: Heather and Heidi of Joyful Living

APR 22, 2019 | By Esha Pal
American celebrity twins and co-founders of Joyful Living, Heather Fujikawa and Heidi Andrews
An elegant tufted couch is decked with fluffy cushions
Cushy pillows with tassels from Joyful Living
African baskets and Moroccan pom pom blankets from Joyful Living. Photograph courtesy: Alison Worthen Photography
Marble counters seen in the modular kitchen
Southlake, Texas project. Photograph courtesy: Alison Worthen Photography
A creative and playful interior setting
The living room is clad in sophisticated furnishings of grey and white

Are you looking to give your home a seasonal makeover? We get behind the scenes with American celebrity twins and co-founders of Dallas, Texas based design firm, Joyful Living, Heather Fujikawa and Heidi Andrews. Passion for design and love for creativity has led the sisters to team up and transform people’s homes with their local TV show on Uptv.

Trail along as the sister-duo exemplify rejuvenation for your home for hot-spell months with these relaxed decor ideas.

Go light and pastel
Create a cool atmosphere in your space with a neutral base of furnishings and vivid pop of colour as shown by Heather and Heidi. The colours chosen in this Southlake, Texas project were for the client’s favourite colour palette—nature-inspired elements—water and is realised in the colours in the rug and abstract painting. “They wanted to subsume textures in this space to make the space feel lived in,” says Heather.

Dramatic Headboard
The sisters originally drew their mood board of the bedroom around a dramatic black iron peppered with striking gold headboard frame. Black helps to ground a space and they fashioned the form around it. Create similar depth in your bedroom for an immersive, visually stimulating setting.

Subtle Accessorisation
A home is simply not a home without the right accessories. This summer, let your home breathe with a sumptuous light texture. Polished table accessories, some throw pillows and the blanket at the end of the bed with the feather juju hat create a quintessential summer holiday vibe!

Terracotta Accents
The designer duo loves adding a touch of terracotta. Reminiscent of their childhood spent in the rocky red mountains at their family ranch in Southern Utah, the mesmerising colour tone is a jog down memory lane. “A touch of gold accessories on top of the marble also merges well with the mix and any time you can create a gathering of accessories in a number of three it sits well and is a great design trick!” says the designer.

Bringing Beach Home
If you are looking for a simple hack to help turn your dwelling into the beach house in no time, look no further! Bring the coast home with light fixtures fashioned in the shape of Capiz shells. “This client wanted to bring in a coastal feel to their dining room space for a family in California,” says Heather. “Accentuating with this light fixture that did the trick!” she adds.

Abstract features
The lighting sconces help frame out the conceptual canvas by Heidi. The flowers bouncing off the colours of the painting sing out harmoniously and adding in textures with food, glass, pottery, metal tones and the accessory basket bring in a cosy, lived-in feel that is welcoming and makes you feel at home.

Plush outdoors
For a striking outdoor space, the sisters love the cement tile to pop the design from the floor up. This, along with the use of greenery on the walls and a cosy swivel chair to bask in the glory of the evening sunset. Decor Tip: Paint the bricks all-white for that perfect, consistent textured layer.

Breezy greens
Choose green tones as a reminder of summer all year. “Terrariums as a tabletop accessory adds character to the dining room nook” was just what they needed to add that extra beautiful layer of design. “We love adding life to any space so our use of our custom made faux greenery trees that are made with real tree branches is something we are so proud of and something that brings so much joy into the client’s homes,” says the sisters. A Tibetan fur ottoman and hand-knotted rugs are their favourites when it comes to adding textures to a space. “They help soften a space visually and bring everything together,” she concludes.

Details of a geometric patterned rug

Inside Heather Fujikawa’s home lies bedframe from Anthropologie, end tables from Target and Wayfair lamps. The table accessories, some pillows, the throw blanket and feather juju hat are all from Photograph courtesy: Alison Worthen Photography

Terracotta and metallic planters

A bamboo artefact sitting pretty on grey and white patterned floors

A cosy nook in the house