Heather Garrett Interior Design Projects
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
For a family wanting a dramatic entry and dining room, but with requirements that it be an indestructible venue for weekly brunches with guest lists including small children! Our first solution was to create a contrasting border integral to the hardwood floor, in lieu of an area rug. From there, we introduced furniture in resilient materials such as fiberglass chairs and a locally made custom table of Heather’s design in reclaimed hardwood, steel[...]More
Mateo Bar de Tapas
Chef Matt Kelly’s new Mateo Tapas was nominated as a semifinalist by the James Beard Foundation, just a few short months after opening. The only thing needed now was an interior design to match the eclectic mix of rustic Spanish-Southern fare. Heather Garrett Interior Design was hired to take the upper dining room of this historic building from dilapidated to extraordinary. Luxurious textures combined with reclaimed NC farm materials to land the look.
How to help a young couple who loved the location and bones of a traditional home, but wanted a decisive shift in its decor and vibe to modern luxe? Begin by pulling down the 2-story walls of oak paneling, heavy fireplace mantle, and scraping out the dimly lit kitchen. Opening the kitchen into the family room and reworking the architecture of the space was the solution to creating the fresh feeling we were after.