Past Meets Present in Heidi Caillier’s Washington State Home

A moody color palette makes this Tudor Revival a cozy retreat.

October 13, 2023

When Heidi Caillier first set foot in the 1924 Tudor Revival house nestled in the historic enclave of North Tacoma, Washington, it was as though destiny had guided her to the perfect canvas for her design dreams. With a keen eye for creating a classic, family-friendly atmosphere, Caillier embarked on a journey to infuse this historic gem with pattern, color, and texture, transforming it into an inviting and warm sanctuary tailor-made for entertaining. William Morris wallpaper emerged as a pivotal design element, serving as a nod to the home’s history and adding a layer of sophistication to the interior.

The Pacific Northwest’s climate, particularly the ever-present fog and mist, played an influential role in shaping her style toward a moody, Arts & Crafts aesthetic with modern flourishes. Her design philosophy revolves around the idea that a home should tell a story, with layers of antique furnishings and patina weaving together a rich narrative that unfolds as you move through the rooms. The house is more than just a project for Caillier; it is a place that holds tender family memories.

To see more of Heidi Caillier’s projects, pick up her just-released book Memories of Home (Rizzoli)!