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Heidi's new pad

Back in May of last year, Jo blogged the awesome San Francisco pad of DTI reader Heidi Lender. It turns out Heidi recently moved to Uruguay, and she gave us a little glimpse of her home in the first photo of this pet post a few weeks ago. She kindly sent us some photos of her new digs, along with a bit of info. She's done an incredible job and I'm so excited to share it with you all.

Excited about our new digs -- a century-old ranch in Uruguay, whose dilapidated little house we are in the midst of remodeling -- and wanted to share (even though it's not completely done). We sent a container's worth of our belongings from San Francisco, and smattered with its contents, this rundown house felt immediately like home (not without a lot of construction woes and obstacles and dust, of course). You can see all of the furnishings from the San Fran flat that you posted back in May....amazed at how different it all looks down here. We bought the O'Keefe and Merrit stove off of Craigslist and shipped it down too, along with the vintage sink in the bathroom that had been sitting in our backyard forever, waiting for the perfect home.

P.S. Her photos are pretty fab - turns out she's a photographer! Check out her website here. I freaking love her Once Upon self-portait series (a photo-tale that examines the individual through fashion and environment). A few of those photos are featured after the jump.

Reader Comments (24)

Love the contrast of the grey concrete with all the fabulous ethnic colours. Very cool place.

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Love it! I think the kitchen is my favorite.

wow. my life sure is boring.

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

Wow, I'm absolutely love with this space. The disco ball. The cement walls. The metallic orb couch thingy. Love!


22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Jaime

I love that kitchen...what a simple but elegant foreign home!

lovely looking --- but what about all the visible mold?--- breathing all that in...

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranita

Heidi's so talented! Thanks for sharing it.

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

Beyond gorgeous! I love everything about it.

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLonely Wife Project

every single last detail is absolutely exquisite..

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentermariana

Yes please. Liking this a LOT

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

What a great collection of loved things! The textures of all the fabrics are wonderful. They've really captured the spirit of the place, love how they've added comfort to the rustic astmosphere. Makes me want to have a yardsale, rip up the carpeting, and sew lots of pillows and wall drapings.

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah


22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

It's great to see which items made the transition from SF apartment to concrete home in Uruguay. Some items (such as pendant lights in kitchen) really are pretty timeless and look good anywhere. Heidi has a great eye. Too bad she's not still here in SF to help me decorate my house... Oh well. Great place!

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Great kitchen!

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

What a gorgeous home. I love all the textiles. And oh how I covet that silver pouf. I love her photos. I wonder if she is a member of the flickr group Bench Monday? I love how she included her pups in the photos. I want to move somewhere exotic....and warm.

22 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy

Consider your Desire to Inspire realized! Does Heidi need a neighbor?? These are fabulous, and thank you for sharing the Once Upon link.

23 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKitty

Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing it.

Is it just me or are those ceilings gorgeously-enormously high!?! LOVE the wall drapes in the bedroom and the kitchen is stunning. I would be happy to house-sit whenever Heidi needs to escape back to the big smoke of San Fran : )

23 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

So beautiful! She must be fearless to live in such different place! I think I could live in most of those rooms, with the exception of the bedroom. That room looks a little damp to me. I might be scarred to wake up there in the middle of the night! Also, consider the bugs, & the size of the bugs in Uruguay! Nevertheless, a very aspirational post! Really enjoyed these images...

23 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela De Felice

Wow! Love this place and all of the color and textiles!

23 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

The self-portrait series really adds rather than detracts! Love these pics--inspires me to get more creative.

24 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Amazing...I love the rug. Where did you buy it?

25 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

Love the Neil Krug artwork in the lounge. Very well suited. http://www.neilkrug.com/

1 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlachie

Gorgeous photos, but like another comment, I wonder about all the discolored walls. After living for a year and a half in Uruguay, we moved to Argentina because of the huge mold problems in the concrete buildings in Uruguay. It is such a humid country that the mold will even grow on the furniture, if you let it! Some of the pics just look like raw concrete, but that bedroom scares me.

15 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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