Heather Paper is a writer, consultant, and decorating-industry expert who has worked in the home decorating field for more than twenty years. She has been the editor of numerous Meredith decorating magazines and special issues and contributes to Seattle Homes, Colorado Homes, and Atlanta Homes magazines. In addition to her writing, which is aimed at consumers, she is a regular presenter to a professional audience at home furnishings trade shows (High Point Market Week, Tabletop, Surfaces shows). Her Decorating Idea Book (Taunton 2005) has sold 14,300 copies (Bookscan) and her new book, Decorating Ideas that Work, is due out in November 2007. She lives in Atlanta.