Creative Design SolutionsI am celebrating 15 years in business!

Hard to believe that I was opening the doors to Creative Design Solutions 15 years ago. I have celebrated so many accomplishments and been through so many changes since then. Not to mention how very grateful I am for the opportunity to work with so many of you!

Instead of providing a traditional newsletter this month, I wanted to take you down memory lane with me. I have been looking back at all I have done in the industry, all I can offer and some fun trivia about how I work. Take a peek behind the curtains of how I work here at Creative Design Solutions.

I can’t thank you enough for all of your support and business over the last 15 years. Working in your homes and in the homes of your friends and family has been a privilege that I do not take lightly! And your referrals! Well, those are the best compliment I can possibly get. So, from the bottom of my heart I want to say…


Hope you enjoy!

Creative Design Solutions Walks Down Memory Lane –
15 Years Worth of Design

Memory Lane – my milestones over the past 15 years:
What fun it was to write these out and think them through! Have a look at all that Creative Design Solutions has accomplished and changed about the business in the last 15 years.

  • 1997: Heather received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Winthrop University.
  • 2000: Received NCIDQ Interior Design Certification.
  • 2000: Became a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers
  • 2001: Opened Creative Design Solutions, Inc. in January.
  • 2001: ASID Design Excellence, Showhouse Print Feature
  • 2002: ASID Design Excellence, Showhouse Print Feature.
  • 2003: ASID Design Excellence, Showhouse Print Feature.
  • 2004: Home Builder Association of Charlotte, Excellence in Remodeling Award
  • 2005: Became a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • 2007: First whole house design project was approved. This has grown each year.
  • 2009: Home Builders Association of Charlotte for Architectural Design Excellence in Remodeling Awards.
    • Gold for a whole house over $400,000
    • Silver for a whole house over $400,000
    • Silver for general renovation over $240,000
    • Silver for bathroom over $40,000
    • Honorable mention for a whole house over $400,000
  • 2010: APA & Southern Pine Council Award – Design Your Dream Home under 3,000 sq ft.
  • 2012: Increased CDS office design team.
  • 2014: ASID Award for Interior Design for a master bathroom design and a kitchen design.
  • 2014: Received ReGreen certification.
  • 2014: Became a member of American Society of Interior Designers and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
  • 2015: Began partnering with a CAD operator to grow the business and enhance drawing process.
  • 2015: Juliana joined the team at CDS helping tremendously with client interactions and design choices.
  • 2016: In pursuit of partnering to be a cabinetry resource for my clients and builders.

Our current services:

  • Space planning
  • Cabinetry Design
  • Product and finish selections
  • Conceptual design
  • Construction drawings and project documentation
  • Project management
  • Interior design – furniture planning and paint colors
  • Organizational solutions

Fun trivia about the CDS office!

  • Two cats and one big dog in the office really prefer our attention to be on them rather than the work we have to do!
  • Heather is a Redskins fan (from birth) and a Panthers fan. She loves Pro & College Football!
  • Heather is an avid gardener and prefers to spend much of her weekends in her garden.
  • Heather has a husband named Brad and an eleven year old son named Brooks who are both a huge part of her life and where she spends a lot of her time.
  • Heather loves all kinds of music.
  • Heather’s favorite color is purple.
  • When Heather is feeling drained and needs a reset, she goes outside for a walk or to her garden for inspiration. This usually works to clear her mind so her creativity is recharged again.
  • Clients often ask Heather where she saw an idea. This is hard to explain because often, she just thinks it up. She wasn’t necessarily inspired by an outside source.
  • Heather is a recovering perfectionist.
  • Creative Design Solutions is sending our annual donation to Loaves and Fishes and we are also sponsoring a child through the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Want to donate as well? Click here!

Again, thank you so much for your support over the past 15 years. I am so appreciative. Currently, I am focused on wrapping up projects for the year, but starting to plan for 2016. Do you have a project you’d like to discuss? Give me a call at 704.708.4466!