Heather Garrett Interior Design Projects
Transitional Georgian Gem
After having worked with the owners on the redesign of their home in Durham, NC, we were invited to design and oversee the renovation of this storied Georgian-style home in Dallas. Built in 1948, this traditional brick home with its slate roof and Georgian architectural details now stands at 7,400 sf after a 1970 remodel, and it was the residence of Ross Perot Jr. and his family in the 1980’s.
Today, tradition meets the unexpected in our makeover[…]More
A finalist Durham Magazine’s Best of Awards, Magpie Boutique is a woman’s apparel and accessories store in Durham, NC. Located in Durham’s downtown warehouse district, Magpie needed a fresh interior to match its offerings from both emerging and established American and International designers. Springing from the shop’s aviary name and graphics, Heather carried related elements of bird houses, large trees, grasscloth and floral-designed lighting[…]More
The chance to build a lakeside weekend home in rural NC provided this Chapel Hill family with an opportunity to ditch convention and think outside the box. For instance, we traded the traditional boat dock with what’s become known as the “party dock”… a floating lounge of sorts, complete with wet bar, TV, swimmer’s platform, and plenty of spots for watching the water fun. Inside, we turned one bedroom into a gym with climbing wall – and dropped[…]More
For this young family, a difficult question: how to honor the rich history of their deeply Southern roots (many generations in NC, with the accompanying traditions and memories and antiques) while embracing a more casual lifestyle appropriate for them? And how to end up with something that didn’t feel like their grandparents were about to move in? The clients, a couple of avid entertainers with loads of knowledge in the fine arts and a carefully curated[…]More
In The Bedroom
A bedroom should not be too precious or perfect. We loved to combine tousled linen with smooth silks and well-worn vintage rugs to create inviting, comfortable sanctuaries that balance glamour with just a touch of the rough-hewn.
Loft Living II
Turn a 1,100 s/f warehouse loft into a spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment? With some solid geometry and careful space planning, Heather did just that. Her growing family needed more space (her children, 10 and 12, were now too old to share a room), and a single bath was definitely not cutting it. With 21′ high ceilings, there was room for a badly needed second level. So Heather designed a floating staircase using locally reclaimed pine from neighboring[…]More