Heather Bien

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Heather Bien is an expert decor writer for The Spruce. She is based in Washington, D.C., where she resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and has a grandmillennial cottage on the Rappahannock River in Locust Hill, VA. You can usually find her hunting down the next perfect antique find, working on her homemade latte recipe, snapping photos of the charming architecture around her D.C. neighborhood, or planning her next weekend getaway.


  • Covers design, decor, and home and worked in interior design when she first graduated college
  • Writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, and MindBodyGreen
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia


Heather covers home decor, design, real estate, architecture, and more for lifestyle websites and magazines including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Everygirl, and Virginia Living. She's also a freelance copywriter and content marketer working with clients across e-commerce, design, hospitality, real estate, and retail verticals.


A graduate of the University of Virginia, Heather majored in Art History, minored in Architectural History and still firmly believes Charlottesville, VA is the best place on earth. After college, Heather completed graduate coursework at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Expertise: Home Design and Decorating, Artchitecture
Education: University of Virginia
Location: Washington, D.C.
Title: Expert Writer
Business Name: Heather Bien

About The Spruce

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