Heather Garrett Interior Design Projects
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.
All In The Family
This gracious home, designed and built 20 years ago, was ready for an update. Our client hoped to preserve the southern traditional charm, while bringing a house full of kids, friends, dogs, and grandparents (living next door) current with the way they live today. We delivered, through bullet-proof materials and space plan which incorporated elegance with sensibility.
Top priority for this young couple, having recently leap-frogged from cozy salt box to rambling tudor estate, was the creation of a nursery for their first child (arrival eminent!). Next up? Imbuing the grand scale with intimate charm, in a family-oriented common space to accommodate baby plus their three dogs! Blending his love for all things rustic, and hers for a “glam-sophisticate” splash or two, the result is a beautiful and practical space fit[...]More