Our Story

Heidi VinCola is the only Interior Designer in the area with a professional background in fabricating custom window treatments and soft furnishings for the home while also owning a home furnishings retail store where she runs her full-service design studio.  Her 18 years of expertise in the industry, working with homeowners designing, selecting fabric and hardware, measuring and coming up with solutions for problematic spaces and windows are some of the many reasons why her clients love working with her.  Having her design office on-site in her retail store makes Heidi and her team approachable and removes the intimidation that can come with working with an Interior Designer.  Heidi has created a team of people that in some cases she has known for 25 and even 35 years.  Their close working relationships and friendships have created a fun and welcoming work environment which helps put clients at ease from the moment you enter the store and meet them.  Through her retail store and design business, Heidi has built relationships with vendors from all over the country and teamed up with local contractors to bring her clients quality products and solutions to meet their design needs.  Heidi believes in making the design process enjoyable and keeping clients from being overwhelmed by providing everything needed to complete a project from start to finish.  She and her team can help with paint selection, choosing finishes during a renovation, room layout, furniture selection and ordering, custom window treatments, including blinds and curtain panels, rugs, lighting, wallpaper and accessories all the way through to installation.  She is a one stop shop for homeowners looking to update their space, renovate or start from scratch in a current or new home. 

Heidi’s long-time friend, Michelle Smith, has been involved in 9 Design since its inception.  She works alongside Heidi in every aspect of the business including design, retail buying, merchandising and managing the store.  Heidi and Michelle share a similar aesthetic and mutual passion for design.  It is very apparent upon first meeting them how much they both love what they do and enjoy working together.  Their passion is infectious, and they truly enjoy helping their clients to create unique and beautiful spaces in their home.