Dawn Hearn has known she wanted to be an interior designer since she was a little girl. Following through with that dream, Dawn received her formal interior design education at Abilene Christian University and started her company Dawn Hearn Interior Design in 2005. She has been an interior designer in the Austin, TX, area for more than twenty years.
Dawn focuses on serving her clients in an ethical and professional manner, and she enjoys
working with clients who are open to suggestions for new design ideas. Her work has been noticed locally and nationally, appearing in parades, show houses in Austin, and local publications, as well as receiving a Design Excellence Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Austin chapter, where she is a professional member.
Nationally, one of Dawn’s remodeled kitchens was featured by Southern Living Room-by-Room Makeovers and she was published in Southern Rooms by Rockport Publishers.
Dawn recently did an interview with Central Texas Homes For Sale where she mentioned a few of her design tips:
Invest in Classic Pieces
A space with balanced yet dynamic interest comes from having elements that will stand the test of time like sofas, cabinets, kitchen chairs or tables. These will provide a canvas for your home with the potential to change and build upon.
Play with Accents
Add fun accents to complement your classic, long-standing pieces by playing around with different paint colors, rugs, and fabrics for your home. You can do this in any place of the house, such as specific bedrooms, doors, or extra areas like around the fireplace with amazing potential for something special.
Add Small Renovations
Dawn told Central Texas Homes For Sale about a few easy, minor renovations for improving your home’s appearance. First, installing new light fixtures can transform a room from “ordinary to extraordinary.” Light fixtures work as the jewelry of a room, and there are some great new fixtures available to try in your home.
Trim is another great renovation option. Dawn said that if you have no trim or minimal trim, it can be substituted with using crown molding or the addition of taller baseboards.
Lastly, the least expensive and easiest option for home improvement is introducing a new paint color to transform your space.
Dawn’s tips reflect her attitude that the whole process of interior design needs to be “a creative and fun experience for both parties” while working to “achieve a truly personal vision” for each client’s design.