"We searched far and wide for a designer that could help us with the challenge of sensitively updating a historically unique home and found no one more perfect than Heidi Steele. Her taste is exquisite and her sense of color is unparalleled. Heidi constantly amazed us with ingenious, highly original but always stunning solutions while adhering to our budget. More importantly, she kept things calm, fun and was always a joy to work with."

 —Tesuque Hills residence


"We consider ourselves very lucky to have found IDS Santa Fe. During the planning and execution for a total transformation of our home and property, Ms. Steele provided professional, friendly guidance and seasoned counsel. The main house and surrounding areas were completely gutted. The new overall design for our home and property, space planning, color selections and furnishings were perfect. Having seen other projects by IDS Santa Fe, we highly recommend them to anyone seeking gifted, professional advice."

—Roger & JoAnn Michelson


"Heidi works seamlessly on technical, intuitive, and artistic levels at once, and the results are wonderful. By listening to me describe what I like about a certain area in my house, she was able to extract so much about my taste that she really knows what I like better than I do! I didn't want to lose the timeless adobe feel of my house while adding modern ease and function, and she delivered that in ingenious and beautiful ways. I also appreciate that she works in a quiet and focused way, straightforward and without fanfare."

—M. Cushing


"You will like working with Heidi. She is bright, creative, fun, flexible and totally focused on what she is doing. Your project will have her undivided attention and things will move fast. Within days your dream will become a reality. Oh, one more thing, she sticks to the budget."

 —Bruce Boynton


I LOVE the color choice and think it’s genius; I was saying that it should be brown AND grey which is impossible. But somehow you did it! The color is a perfect compliment to the cement floors, the tint of the adjacent walls and ties in to the cherry wood cabinetry.  It’s really the perfect choice.

—Stelio Kitrilakis