The design team has been featured on national television, in magazines such as HGTV, Southern Living, Big Sky Journal and received numerous accolades for outstanding interior design in Austin, TX.
In home design services are commissioned for a flat design fee and a defined furnishings budget. We believe our team approach allows us to use each of our gifts to the best of our abilities, to the benefit of our clients. Heather Scott Home & Design’s in home design services are structured as a luxury, "turn-key" process managed by our team from concept to installation. To learn more about our team and process, please complete our design questionnaire here or contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 512.342.6899.
Chosen by Austin Monthly readers as the city's "Best Interior Designer" and named to Austin HOME Magazine's list of "Who to call for interior design help," Heather Blue Harkovich is an award-winning residential designer whose signature style has been described as "Classic, Serene, and Chic." Her work has been featured on TLC and HGTV television programs and published in Austin HOME, Big Sky Journal and HGTV magazines. Heather recently worked as lead designer for the award winning Southern Living Custom Showcase Home and the 2014 Parade of Homes in Austin. Heather’s distinctive creative vision is shaped by her world-class education: she attended boarding school in Switzerland before returning to the US to study at Vanderbilt University, where she earned a Fine Arts degree (BA) and acquired a comprehensive knowledge of international art history. This foundation of cultural and educational experience, combined with her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and her Interior Design certification, represents a dynamic marriage of creative vision to business acumen, which drives Heather to create rooms that are always as uniquely beautiful as they are functional and organized.
Her time living abroad--both in Switzerland and in England--exposed Heather to elite fine art and interiors, and it instilled in her a sophisticated sensibility that clearly translates to her own design projects. But it is her understanding of the luxury market, cultivated through her 10-year career creating award-winning advertisements for Jaguar cars that has allowed Heather to truly understand how to cater to any client’s most discriminating tastes.
Heather opened her Austin, Texas design firm and retail store, Heather Scott Home & Design, in 2006 with her husband Scott. Her remarkable skill for creating trend-setting retail vignettes has earned the firm’s recognition as winner of the ARTS award for Best Home Accents Store mid-west/south-west and Top 50 Retail Star. From her design studio, Heather provides her clients—in Austin and beyond—with unparalleled, turn-key custom design service and classic, chic interiors.
Raquel Skrobarczyk has long believed that it is the little things in life that matter. This lifelong passion for attention to detail carries through in her design work and allows her to create inspired moments through the spaces she creates. During her nine years of design experience Raquel has worked in model home merchandising and high end residential design. She collaborated on the design of a 2009 Mueller Parade Home winning 8 awards including "Best of Show." Before joining Heather Scott Home & Design she worked independently designing interiors for vacation, ranch and downtown condos and homes.
Raquel is adept not only at the mechanics of CAD work, but also at the lost art of hand sketching, which can bring a project vision to life. She developed both these skills while at Texas State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (CIDA accredited) and a minor in Art. During this time she also lived abroad and had the opportunity to refine her design eye and study the arts in Italy.
Raquel's passion for designing and transforming spaces using her artistic skills allow her to create welcoming environments for a wide breadth of commercial and residential projects.
Vanessa joined the Heather Scott Home & Design team following a twenty-year stint living in the mountains of Park City, UT. A graduate of Indiana University, she began her career in real estate before flipping houses and then transitioning into a full-time career as an interior designer.
Wanting to learn more about the entire design process, Vanessa worked for two Park City firms focusing on high end residential design. One firm was geared toward fast finishing and furnishing of secondary residences and the second was focused on creating innovative spaces that were functional and unique. It is fair to say her design experience spans a breadth of client needs.
Having lived in the mountains most of her life, traveled the world seeking other cultures, architecture and the arts, as well as continually making it a priority to study and learn new things, Vanessa’s passion continued learning and development shows through in the creative nature of her design work.
Emily Ward, a graduate of the University of Texas, interned with Heather Scott Home & Design during the pursuit of her Bachelors of Science degree in Textiles & Apparel: Retail Merchandising. Within days Emily demonstrated her incredible gift for organization and attention to detail. We quickly hired her to lead our interior design project management and installation.
Her calm demeanor is the perfect foil to the demands of ordering, acknowledging, tracking, receiving and installing thousands of unique and custom made items. During your design project, Emily will work directly with you to finalize details, provide updates on project status, as well as schedule installation for the "Big Reveal".
Another Retail Merchandising major from the University of Texas, we snapped up Sarah Kirsch to work on our team because of her positive attitude, pleasant demeanor, and natural ability to work well with others. Sarah's positivity is contagious and quickly puts others at ease. Additionally, she is incredibly committed to working hard and getting the job done. This makes her the perfect fit to work with our vendors, manufacturers and installers as we work to implement the design scheme for your home.
Although a recent graduate, Sarah's work experience has centered on luxury good products; ranging from high end bridal boutiques to a custom men’s dress shirt company. Learning about custom and couture tailoring helps her to bring the attention to detail needed to ensure our client’s receive top of the line quality products throughout their projects.
Charissa Pongtaratik joined the Heather Scott Home & Design team after receiving her Bachelors of Science in Retail Merchandising from the University of Texas. Charissa began her role with us in the retail store, managing the store’s display and merchandising products and accessories. Seeing Charissa’s natural aptitude for ‘merchandising’, we tapped her to lead our Model Merchandising projects, which include multi-family model apartments, clubhouses and builder model homes. Charissa is currently managing projects ranging from small apartment model furnishing refreshes to six figure new property developments across the state of Texas.