Heather Hogan Roberts Atlanta, GA

Interview with Heather Hogan Roberts of Ivy and Vine

Introducing the next in our series of Designer Spotlights focusing on the group of top design experts who will be featured at AmericasMart’s Pantone Palette Exhibition…Heather Hogan Roberts! Heather is the owner and creative visionary behind Ivy and Vine, an opulent, high-end, curated collection of goods appealing to style-savvy home owners. Having spent more than a decade in New York City working as the Fashion Director for ELLE, JANE, and Allure magazines helped Heather immensely in developing her own distinct design vision, which is a unique juxtaposition of fashion and home décor. REstyleSOURCE recently chatted with Heather, who now lives and works in Atlanta, in a brief Q&A which will not only give our readers some background on her design philosophy, but also what they can expect to see from her Pantone Palette vignette at AmericasMart Atlanta in January 2016…


Heather’s design aesthetic in three adjectives… “Bold, Collected, Curated and Styled…ok, that’s four!”

slide_4Photo c/o Heather Hogan Roberts

What inspires your design work? I love mixing vintage items with new, and lots of pops of color and fun patterns. I grew up on the coast of New England, where Lilly Pulitzer, lobster rolls, and summers in Cape Cod were all rites of passage. Navy and brass are always constants in my design work.


lounge_IMG_3297Photo c/o Heather Hogan Roberts

“I always put in one controversial item, it makes people talk.”

– Dorothy Draper

cheetah_sofaPhoto c/o Heather Hogan Roberts


Heather’s Pantone Inspiration

What is the inspiration behind your Pantone vignette? Using the Bijoux palette and Prism Pink as the jumping off point for a little study with brightly-hued custom wallpaper and accents. I actually saw the pineapple pattern wallpaper while looking at some historic homes in Macon, GA. The wallpaper was original to the house (from the 1920s), and collaborated with my friend Sharon Lee of Krane Wallpaper to make it custom and come to life again, in a modern setting, and color-matching Prism Pink. Since Bijoux means “jewels”, you will see some amethyst and gold accents throughout.

Tell us more about what will go into your Pantone vignette! How did you decide which palette to build your design on? Which pieces are your favorites, and why? Prism Pink, one of the Pantone colors in my Bijoux palette, was my favorite. A gold and burlwood desk from Worlds Away and the custom pink gliders from Lee Industries complement the chic study. A crystal chandelier from Cyan lends a little bit of “Bijoux” drama to the space as well.

HHR3Photo c/o Heather Hogan Roberts

Heather’s Favorite AmericasMart Showrooms?

5 showrooms

Cyan | jdouglas | Codarus |Design Legacy | Golden Oldies

Designer Tips on Shopping the Market?

“Try and not get too overwhelmed. Make a short list of must-sees beforehand, but take your time and go into showrooms that are out of your comfort zone – you never know what you may find!”

slide_2Photo c/o Heather Hogan Roberts

GHREstyleSOURCE Loves Local

We are all about ‘loving local’—from designers and manufacturers right down to local brick & mortar shops and eateries! What are some of your favorite local shops and restaurants to visit when you’re in Atlanta?

Gramercy Home (seen at left) for the best linens–I always need a chic, monogrammed item in any room I design. I also love Antiques & Beyond (tons of great brass finds!) and Peachtree Battle Antiques. Favorite restaurants are The Optimist for a lobster roll and oysters from New England (a taste of where I grew up), St. Cecilia and Star Provisions.

_U2C5049Photo c/o Heather Hogan Roberts

mixAny favorite style tips for us? I love layering vintage china and inherited silver pieces with items from places like World Market and Ikea for a layered and collected look.

What’s one thing that would make for a perfect evening at home…? A great bottle of rosé out on our screened-in porch at our 1941 home in Buckhead.

Who would you pick as a ‘dream client’, if you could choose anyone…? Someone who likes fun patterns and prints, who’s not afraid to be bold and layer different patterns and textures.

slide_3Photo c/o Heather Hogan Roberts

Up Close & Personal with the Designer

Text or Phone Call? Text / Night Owl or Early Riser? Both  / Yoga or Salsa Dancing? Yoga / Go for a Walk or Go for a Jog? Walk with my Golden Retriever, Otis Redding.


Read the Book or See the Movie? Movie / Kindle or Hardcover? Hardcover / Luxury Hotel or Camping Trip? Luxury Hotel / Home Cooked Meal or Fancy Restaurant? BOTH

Atlanta, GA

Founded by Heather Hogan Roberts, Ivy and Vine’s aesthetic combines her New England heritage and the southern classicism of her new home.   Heather spent more than a decade in New York City, working as the Fashion Director for ELLE, JANE, and Allure magazines.  Heather’s 12 year career in marketing, advertising and public relations has helped her immensely in developing her own distinct vision, which is a unique juxtaposition of fashion and home décor. Ivy and Vine seeks to reinvent classic antique pieces for colorful, modern living.  Expertly edited and re-styled vintage pieces can add a historical note to both traditional and modern settings without looking out of place. Whether it’s a brass elephant or a pair of Chinoiserie lamps, Ivy and Vine’s inventory always has a story to tell and can serve as both a conversation piece and a show-stopping item worth designing a room around.

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