In this brand new series, we're excited to be introducing you to members of our thriving GRACE Collective community...
First up is incredible interiors stylist, writer and mother of two, Heather Nette King!
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, your family and your work?
First and foremost I am a mother to two wonderful daughters, Annebelle, who is 22 and studying law and political science in Canberra at ANU, and Alexandra, 20, who is a singer, completing a Bachelor of Music at Monash uni here in Melbourne. I am married to my (almost) childhood sweetheart, Jeremy, who l met in first year of uni at RMIT – he was 17 and I, 18.
I am also a freelance interiors stylist and writer for many interior brands, titles and newspapers. The hallmarks of my styling are colour and vibrancy, and I like to think that I write passionately about peoples’ homes and how they live in them.
I have worked on campaigns for West Elm, Cult Design, Porter’s Paints, Myer, Lightly, Fenton & Fenton, Network Ten, Bonnie & Neil, Armadillo, Australia Post, Renault, Habbot, Carpet Court and Dulux.
My work has appeared in both Australian and international magazines, including Sunday Life Magazine, The Sunday Age, Inside Out, Country Style, House & Garden, Home Beautiful, Elle Decoration UK, Vogue Living, Inside Out, Urbis, Fete, Elle China, VT Wonen. And my own home has just been featured in the Australian style bible, Belle.
In my spare time, I love to spend time in the incredible communal garden at the apartment we moved into a year ago.
What does a typical morning look like in your household?
Well, Jeremy is the only one with a regular routine – he’s the GM at a branding agency. I am trying to re-learn the art of snoozing after the alarm if I don’t have a shoot to get to, but it’s not really working out – so l get up at around 6:30am and take my dog down to the park, collect the newspaper and wander back up to drink black coffee at my desk and start working. Shoot days are more chaotic – I’ll have packed my car the night before, so I do a quick email check, pour my plunger coffee into a keep-cup and hit the road, generally whilst it is still dark. Allie wont get up until uni or her part-time burger-flipping job dictates that she must! It’s funny, when l was up to my eyeballs in lunch boxes and cleaning school uniforms l thought that stage would never end, but all of a sudden it does and it takes a long time to get used to the no-routine routine!