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The Process: our full-service approach to interior design

* Please note that HGID does not offer hourly consulting services.

Full-Service Residential Design

Residential-Design-HGIDWhether embarking upon a new home’s construction, remodel, or decoration project, full-service interior design and project management is the cornerstone of the business Heather has built. For 15 years, Heather’s firm has carried clients from the initial design conversations through a project’s completion, as she watched her mentor Robert Couturier do, in New York City. With a fixed service fee and project budget established in advance, surprises down the road are limited. The HGID team, including our vetted general contractors and partnering architect when required, is able to plan, manage, and deliver a carefully timed finished project down to the final details of decoration. HGID’s proven record in construction administration and project management are the drivers of the firm’s reputation and growth. Budgets are managed, contractors are coordinated, merchandise is readied for delivery, and on-site design decisions are made throughout the project. The big “reveal” of a newly designed space is the prized moment for Heather; this is the client’s final reward in realizing a dream (and seeing the return on an investment in HGID!) The structure of this service, along with our expertise and design mastery is what sets us apart in our industry, and we’d love for you to talk with past clients about their experience.

Full-Service Commercial Design

Commercial-Design-Mateo_BarHeather has designed successful restaurants, bars, and retail stores in NC which capture the drama and beauty of her signature style. Her commercial design is driven by careful collaboration in defining a client’s concept… understanding the target patron, local competition, and client’s visual inspirations. Heather is called upon for embruing a public space with the warmth and depth she brings to her residential work, which she attributes to careful choices in lighting and finishes. Her team is employed to create a uniquely dynamic space. Careful digital plans and hand-renderings of the space, along with corresponding budget and detailed specifications for FF&E, form a complete picture for the client’s approval and contractor’s implementation. The HGID team is then on site for the same in-depth project management and development seen in Heather’s residential service, overseeing the project through completion.