Article Line Long1

Velinda Hellen

Design Contributor

Velinda Hellen

Oldest child of 3 growing up in Oklahoma, Velinda majored in business before studying design and was an entrepreneur at 8 years old; going door-to-door selling “skits” to neighbors. Neighbors paid her to go away when they learned these skits required them to hook up their water hose. Profit! She spent several years working nights, studying people while they slept. Unrelated, she can lucid dream and usually uses the power to either fly, visit her mom, or do something not-blog-appropriate. She married an old friend. If she and her wife had a daughter, she’d look exactly like Marina Bacarin, but they’re sticking to fur-babies only. Oh, and she takes her scotch neat.

What Makes Me Tick

  • Sign/Enneagram/Myer-Briggs/Hogwarts House:

    Pisces / 1 (The Reformer) / INTJ / Self-identified Ravenclaw

  • Design Aesthetic in 5 words:

    Scandi. Vintage. Earthy. Collected. Quirk.

  • Favorite EHD Room Of All Time:

  • Favorite Instagram Follow:

    @grumpygriffons or any account that’s going to show me a cat doing something naughty.

  • Title of Memoir:

    I Really Don’t Want to Write a Memoir: A Memoir”

  • Silliest Secret Single Behavior:

    I still sleep with my “baby pillow” and sometimes carry feathers from it around with me all day.”

  • Most Likely To…

    react to a comment or joke a solid two minutes late.

  • Favorite Place To Shop For Home Decor:


  • Favorite Place To Shop For Fashion:

    Crossroads Exchange…wait, other stores exist?

  • Dining Room Rug:


  • Reversing Book Spines:


  • Wallpaper or Paint?


  • Maximalism:


Find Out More