Awards and Accreditations
- Associate ASID
- Better Business Bureau
- Best of Houzz, 2014, 2016, 2017
- Best of the Best, Macon Telegraph, 2016
- Macon Magazine, Women in Business, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Historic Macon Foundation
- Kitchen Designer, Wesleyan College Porter House Kitchen
- Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
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.
“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
An alumnus of the University of Georgia with a degree in Furnishings and Interiors from FACS, Lisa contributes two decades of design experience to the VGID team. From involvement with major corporate clients to residential customers, her innovative design work has been included in the top show homes across middle Georgia. She loves design for its ever-changing challenge. Each client and project is a new puzzle in which she seeks to achieve both function and aesthetics. She loves cultivating relationships with clients, some that are already friends, and others who become friends throughout the process.
Lisa lives in Forsyth with her husband, John, and their boys, Brandon, 23 (when he’s home from college) and Grayson, 11. She refers to herself as a “professional volunteer”, and when she’s not busy with that, she enjoys down time with her family or trying her hand at new recipes in the kitchen.
Having spent her early 20’s living and studying abroad, Michelle returned to Georgia in 2015 where she managed a local artisan boutique in Atlanta. In her position at Crafted Westside, Michelle worked with the owner to oversee staff and local vendors across the flagship location and numerous pop-up stores. She brings her a depth of experience in retail management and customer experience marketing, offering a client-first mentality and knack for elevating the client journey to the team.
Michelle and her husband, Max have two children, Zeke, two, and newborn daughter, Brooklyn. As with most working moms, she spends her time away from the office filled with playground trips and diaper changes. She also loves a good cup of black coffee and planning the next big trip, local or abroad, for her family.
Porter House, Wesleyan College