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, The New York Times and A Shaded View On Fashion. 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 named in “The Creative Class” by Garden & Gun in 2012, is one of Traditional Home’s “New Trad Designers” for 2013, and has been “Best of Houzz Design” for four years running, 2012-2015.