With a bachelor's degree in Environmental Design for Interiors from Syracuse University and many years in the field, Heather has extensive experience in the interior design and construction industries. She spent many years working for architectural and design firms, including 17 years in Taiwan, Japan, and China, before moving back to the US to start her own design and consulting firm.
COLP Design & Consulting is your design representative from beginning to end. With each client, Heather creates thoughtful and well-crafted interiors for modern residential and commercial spaces, as well as offering Owner Representation and Project Management services.
After living overseas for many years, Heather has a deep appreciation for working with people from other countries and a respect for other cultures that often is reflective in her work. Her clients always come first and she strives to maintain premium service and quality with every project.
When she's not helping clients...
Heather loves to travel
Heather spent almost two decades living and working in Taiwan, Japan, and China after her and her husband received an opportunity to move across the world to assist in overseeing the design and construction of a multi-million-dollar office and manufacturing facility.
While overseas, she studied to receive her Master Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and had the wonderful opportunity to teach adults English. Heather can also speak Mandarin at an elementary level.
Heather gives back and is involved in her community
Heather has always had a passion for sports and volunteered as an assistant soccer coach. She was also a head girls basketball coach for middle school and high school while overseas.
Heather is a certified interior designer by the Council for Interior Design Qualification, and a professional member of the International Interior Design Association, as well as a member of the Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce, West Hartford Chamber of Commerce and CREW CT.
Heather enjoys staying active
Heather loves cycling, spending time with family and friends, and renovating her home in Connecticut with her husband. Heather is also a member of her children's school PTO, and volunteers as much as possible, as she understands these years with her children fly by, and she wants to soak it all in.
R. Nayve, Construction Manager; Fluor Daniel Philippines, Inc.
"Heather was an outstanding leader of the client team, and I have always been impressed by her extensive knowledge of detail design, specific to the architectural discipline, and her professionalism communicating with contractors in project meetings. And to top it off, her admirable personal qualities."