We have worked with Heather for seven years on our new build property in Co Down.
We have used other designers in the past but can say that Heather is by far the most talented and innovative. We have been particularly impressed by her emphasis on designing a home for us and our children that was usable as well as beautiful. Heather works very hard to understand her clients and to research authentic products and materials from a wide range of suppliers, both local and national. We would have no hesitation to recommend Heather to others and have done so on numerous occasions.
Bernie & Damien McCabe, Co Down
TESTIMONIAL FOR HEATHER CALDER
Heather (Heather interior Design) was recommended to me by a friend when I admired the fabulous interior design of her converted loft home.
What a recommendation! I asked Heather to help me re design a disused, dilapidated children’s playroom, last decorated around thirty years ago, into accommodation which could meet the varied and dynamic needs of my three teenagers. The brief implied that the use of the room would evolve over the next ten years or so, and could also be used as additional, adult living space, if required.
Heather responded with enthusiasm and intuition in abundance, understanding my vision both in her design capacity, and through a mother’s eyes! Recognising the potential of the room, the light aspect and the generous dimensions of the space, Heather proposed a colour scheme based on that within the marble of an antique fireplace in the room. I would never have been so brave to have chosen the palette, but it could not be more perfect. Heather chose lighting fixtures and fittings harmonious to our home but with an added dimension of elegance and sparkle she knew I loved! Curtain and Roman blinds fabrics were carefully selected, sourced, styled, measured and fitted to a standard that simply wows me every time I enter the room….perfectly trimmed with elegant crystal beading to reflect the light and mimic the sparkle of the chandeliers.
Regarding furnishings, Heather was quick to spot the potential of a disused, but much loved, quality suite. She sourced not only a fabric which modernised the sofas, but co-ordinated cushion fabric which added an eclectic touch as well as a daring pop of colour. With the assistance of a master craftsman, whom Heather also sourced, the outcome is just fabulous and perfectly executed.
Furniture was challenging as it had to be essentially classic but with a modern touch and accommodate gaming, studying, eating and lounging for our young adults and their friends. Once again, Heather sourced and suggested items which would have completely escaped me. Every functional and aesthetic need has been catered for in a mix of furnishings which will easily adapt to changing family circumstances.
Soft furnishings and textile items, such as rugs, have also been sourced, by Heather, from a variety of outlets, all in-keeping with the subtle colour theme, but luxurious and textural as we desired.
It has been an absolute pleasure to have had the ‘Heather ‘touch-she is a lady who has a wonderful, at ease personality. She is totally in tune with budgetary constraints but can add her unique sense of style, elegance and finesse to a project. She will gently move the brief along, work sympathetically and realistically with tradesmen and suggest,resource and collate aspects of the interior at a pace which suits the individual.
I would very highly recommend Heather to anyone who is thinking of an interior design project, and already have, to a close friend who also claims she just could not have pulled the interior of her new- build home together so harmoniously without Heather’s input. Heather will enthuse and inspire you, ultimately save you a lot of time, money and patience, and I have absolute faith in her to produce a design outcome which will only yield much pleasure and delight.
Mrs Guinness, Belfast
Heather, I can’t even tell you how delighted I am with the salon. There’s no way on earth I would have been brave enough to choose the colours, fabrics or wallpaper without your expertise. You were a dream to work with, making everything seem so effortless. Every morning as I open the salon door I smile with delight. I love my work and now I love the place I work too!! Thanks again – until our next project….
We are so pleased that Heather was recommended to us. We wanted to change a small family room and with Heather’s help the room has been transformed. She has great ideas and her choices of colours and fabrics for the suite, curtains and paint were so different from what we had ever thought of, yet they work so well. Heather was able to source out a mirror and tables which just fit into the decor and at affordable prices. Heather is very professional and was excellent at keeping us updated at every stage of the project. We are delighted with the transformation in our room and visitors to our home have said it really has the WOW factor!
Thanks so much Heather and we look forward to working with you again and recommending you to others.
Alastar and Bernadette