Heather Garrett Interior Design Projects
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.
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
While this home has a distinctively modern style with a nod toward its mid-century roots, the hardworking homeowners wanted it to have the feel of a high-end hotel experience.
Hope Valley Redefined
An historic neighborhood in this tobacco town is filled with classic architecture and preservationist owners. How to bring a fresh perspective? Unusual shapes, color combinations, and mixing of styles. Take that, traditional!
An artist and a biologist from San Francisco find solace in the woods of North Carolina. Their aesthetic vision (and an important art collection to match) when paired with a designer’s eye was the perfect collaboration.