At Ashworth Design Studio we are dedicated to fully utilizing our knowledge, design sensibilities, and years of experience to create holistic design solutions that are enriching to our clients’ lives as well as to the natural environment.
We create environments in which people gather, relax, celebrate, connect with nature, and find healing. Our clients entrust us to meet their goals and we expect mutual respect, honesty, and open communication as this facilitates not only excellence but trust and enjoyment in the design process.
“I played around our yard some and talked to the fence posts, sung songs, and made the weeds sing …”
– Woody Guthrie
Heidi grew up in Seattle adjacent to a greenbelt where her play within the Maple Creek ravine included experiencing the wonder of nature, encountering practical life lessons, and exercising her imagination. The sense of wellbeing she felt in the outdoors ignited a lifelong interest in what creates a positive human interaction within physical spaces.
Heidi’s formative years also involved learning both piano and viola with which she had the fun of performing within a youth symphony for several years. Being a member of a musical ensemble taught Heidi an early lesson in the importance of collaboration and attention to detail in creating a work of art be it a classical piece of music, a building, or a garden.
These gifts led Heidi to pursue an education and career where her emotional and sensorial intelligence would be of great benefit in creating spaces in which many people have played out important events in their own lives enriched by Heidi’s contributions.
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright
After earning her BA in Interior Design from Washington State University, Heidi enjoyed a successful 25-year career as an NCIDQ qualified professional at architectural firms in Seattle. As a team member, she designed spaces for both casual and celebratory dining, resorts for much-needed retreat and relaxation, high-end retail, wellness centers, and modern in-city living. Because of her indelible connection with nature, her design solutions often intuitively incorporated elements of the natural world.
Heidi returned to college in 2010 and enrolled in the Ornamental Horticulture program at Edmonds College where she earned an Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Landscape Design. Today Heidi is thrilled to be focusing her design skills to create vital inside/outside environments for her client’s homes.
As well as owning Ashworth Design Studio, Heidi is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and a supporter of the Arboretum Foundation and Historic Seattle.
“created a haven out of our pocket-sized in-city yard…”
“Heidi of Ashworth Landscape Design created a haven out of our pocket-sized in-city yard. She listened to our hopes and fears and designed hardscape, fencing, and plantings that serve multiple functions and make our space feel twice the size. Thanks, Heidi!!”– B