Valerie Garrett of VGI

Awards and Accreditations


Valerie Garrett

Principal and Lead Designer

Providing residential and commercial design services across the Southeast for more than 25 years, Valerie Garrett creates interiors of impeccable taste and modern elegance with a refined aesthetic. The results are beautiful, gracious, personal and timeless.

Valerie believes that our homes and workspaces are tangible extensions of who we are and what we value. Known for her highly engaging and individualized attention to her clients, she seeks to bring their desires, interests and preferences to life through the creation of personalized expressions of beauty. Blending traditional and transitional styles, her designs create sophisticated spaces that come alive through the easy connections that they foster: stylish and understated, quiet and tasteful. Her signature modern elegance style rejects trend for a fresh take on timelessness.

Having designed countless residences, multiple office spaces—including the corporate offices for an international Fortune 500 company—and lively hospitality venues, Valerie has been named one of Georgia’s Top 100 Designers and has received numerous awards for her designs and her concierge-level client service. She has been named Best of Houzz three times and named by the Macon Telegraph as a Best of the Best for 2016. Her mantra, every last detail, means that each project is brought to life with a commitment to provide the very best service possible for her clients.

Valerie is a member of Historic Macon Foundation as well as the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Most recently she was privileged to design the kitchen for the 2017 Historic Macon Showhouse, the Porter House at Wesleyan College. She is an associate ASID member. She and her husband reside in Macon where they raised their four daughters and now welcome their four (and counting) grandchildren.

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“Valerie Garrett’s designs are timeless and elegant, and her ability to blend both traditional and contemporary elements makes her one of the most sought out designers in our area.  Working with Valerie has been a wonderful experience and we are thrilled with the results she achieved.  Friends, family and guests are all amazed at the transformation of our home.”

– The Rowlands

Jamie Bivens

Junior Designer

Jamie’s background as a designer and stylist who also has great experience
with 2D and 3D software platforms makes her the perfect fit as our junior
designer. Her talent for precision blended with creative vision allows her to
work across all disciplines of our business from leading field measurements
to assisting the product selection process, and from expediting client
purchases to computer aided design.
A lover of bubble tea and all things fashion, Jamie lives with her husband
Stephen and their two beloved pups, Marlow and Montego.

Bethany Goss


Ensuring all our projects’ financial scope is meticulously managed for our clients is of utmost importance to us. Bethany, a certified public accountant, has overseen our financial systems in one aspect or another for more than 20 years, bringing best practices and a keen eye to this critical part of the business. She holds a BA from Mercer University and a BBA in accounting from Georgia College & State University.

When she’s not working with clients, vendors, suppliers and our internal team, Bethany is devoted to her husband Doug, knitting, live music, coffee and the University of Tennessee.