Keri Heyne is a Frisco resident, artist, mother of two young boys, and founder of Starwood Custom Interiors. With a degree in fashion design and a background as a scenic artist in production companies, she loves bringing in the elements of design to help make her client’s homes beautiful. What makes her business different from others like it is that she believes in taking the time to understand her client’s style and likes before incorporating that into her work. Her goal is to train her employees to have the same integrity and love for their work so that she can move more into pursuing her passion of design and oil painting. She even hopes to someday bring the two together and sell her paintings to clients in a further attempt to make their home a truly beautiful place.
Do you have children? How old are they?
I have 2 sweet boys, my little demolition team. Elliot is 4 and Reece is 8.
What made you want to start your company Starwood Custom Interiors?
I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. I have a background as a scenic artist in production companies that taught me a lot of skills when it comes to building and finishing things out to look wonderful. After I had kids, I wanted to stay home while they were little, and only freelanced here and there. When my marriage tanked, I had to leave with 2 children to provide for. The horrible experience of going through domestic violence and a train wreck of a divorce actually gave me the grit to jump in with both feet on this. Starwood Custom Interiors in a way has been a life-line for me. While trying to process everything that has happened and make the best out of it for my boys, I have the opportunity to make people’s homes more beautiful. Seeing a client excited about a transformation is the BEST.
Where are you originally from?
All over the country. My Dad is a retired Colonel in the Air Force. But funny enough I was actually born here in Texas just after dad joined…