Meet Tribeza Interiors Tour 2020 Designer Heather Blue Harkovich
Harkovich embraces warmer, more personal interiors in her projects
By Lauren Jones
Photograph by Ryann Ford
Memphis-born Heather Blue Harkovich of Heather Scott Home & Design got the travel bug from a young age, moving many times during her childhood throughout the U.S. and Western Europe. It’s these early experiences that continue to inspire her designs. With a focus on classic palettes and serene aesthetics, she describes her style as new traditional, an updated approach on timeless shapes, layouts and textures. One of her latest projects, which is featured in Tribeza’s Interiors Tour 2020, is the perfect example. She transformed a cramped home into a rich entertaining space with a double kitchen island and added in color via accessories.
We asked each of the designers on this year’s Interiors Tour to answer a series of questions about their personal style and esthetics to get a deeper sense of their influences and what informs their design.
How would you describe your design aesthetic in three words?
Classic, new traditional and serene.
What’s your favorite album or musician to pull out for an impromptu dinner party?
What’s TV show or film is most inspiring in terms of design?
“The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.
Roundtop, Brimfield or Marche Clignancourt?
What are three design trends you love right now?
Mixed metals, the wide plank French oak floors and a return to warmer, more personal interiors.
Is there a design trend you’d like to see fade away?
Flowers or succulents and what kind?
What’s your favorite insider design resource?
Where do you shop for interiors in Austin?
My own store.
What’s your current dream travel destination?
Spending a month in France.
What’s your local watering hole for a business drink?
What’s your favorite scent for the home?
What’s your current favorite coffee table book and why?
It would be anything by Bobby McAlpine. I have a couple of his books and I love his moody, atmospheric style.