Valerie’s passion for design is the driving force behind everything she does–from her career in the fashion industry to her extensive work designing home interiors throughout the tri-state area. One look at the many different rooms and styles she has created and you will understand…each is personal, distinctive and absolutely inspired.
Before establishing her own firm, Valerie spent over fifteen years in the fashion industry working as a Senior Merchandiser at such renowned brands as Prada, Ralph Lauren, Coach and J Crew. Having honed her skills in fashion while catering to a broad range of customers, Valerie now brings this valuable experience to every home design project, customizing and tailoring selections to the aesthetic and budget of each individual client.
Valerie’s transition from fashion to interior design began nearly a decade ago, when her family built a home in East Hampton, NY. Her love for interior design became evident as she immersed herself in all aspects of the project including designing cabinetry and selecting furniture, lighting, tile, plumbing fixtures, window treatments and more. It wasn’t long before visitors were asking Valerie to consult and help with their own design projects. After studying Interior Design at Parsons, she founded Valerie Grant Interiors in 2005, combining her expertise in the fashion industry with her innate talent and passion for home design.
“Every project is a new experience – there is no set formula to the way I design. I listen to my clients and try to understand what is important to them and how I can help turn their desire into reality. Having traveled extensively through Europe and Asia on fashion buying trips, I find my inspiration comes from many different places. From a beautiful hand knotted rug or luxurious fabric, to a whimsical trim or a unique piece of art…one piece can set the foundation for a room and everything else evolves from that. I begin by finding the key elements that will make the room function properly and comfortably, and then layer in pieces that will personalize and bring the space to life.” —Valerie Grant
Valerie Grant Interiors offers complete interior design services for residential locations. From single room transformations to extensive and complete home re-designs, Valerie will work with you to create a space that is personal, distinctive and inspired.