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Heather Garrett
Founder and Designer

In 2001, Heather moved to Durham, NC from New York City, where she had attended Parsons for interior design and honed her skills in NYC under the tutelage of French designer Robert Couturier. The change prompted Heather, who then opened her own firm, to fine-tune an ability to work within a variety of interior styles and settings… from French Modern to Southern Traditional.

With a clientele often drawn to southern American architectural elements, but hoping for a modern flair within that context, she has happily developed an accessible, signature style which combines practicality (kids, pets, and red wine are facts of life!) with a variety of sophisticated forms and textures – plaster, hide, velvet, linen – and extraordinary lighting. Heather’s belief in organic ornamentation (that nothing made by man is as beautiful as that found in nature) helps define her spaces as living and subtly grounded. Though her project reach includes clients from Dallas to San Francisco, Heather feels that the genre emerging in her work could easily be called The Modern South.

The work of Heather Garrett Interior Design has been published in Traditional Home, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Food & Wine, Rue, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, and numerous blogs and online publications including MyDomaine and The New York Times. Thrilled to be included alongside a group of designers including Philippe Stark and Celerie Kemble, Heather’s work was published in Aesthetics of Life, released by Hi-Design International Publishing in Hong Kong.

Heather is honored to be a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the Interior Design Society, and has earned “Best of Houzz: Design” recognition for six years running, 2012–2017. She was named part of the “The Creative Class” by Garden & Gun, and a “New Traditionalist” by the editors of Traditional Home. Tune in to hear Heather talk about life and work on the iTunes podcast, “Million Dollar Decorating”.