Heather Garrett Interior Design Projects
Styled with a Family
Young newlyweds were looking to transform their home into a chic, sophisticated space for both relaxation and entertaining friends and family. Our approach was utilizing materials that were both luxe and livable, taking into consideration pets and a baby on the way!
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