Celia Barrett, ASID, IIDA, NEWH CEO/Principal Designer
An interior designer for 30 years, Celia has been a senior designer for several leading New York City architectural firms. She was also a Senior Store Designer for Macy’s Corporate Stores handling New Jersey and upstate New York. Her many years in Manhattan helped shape her design sense. Celia was also a producing artistic director for The Acting Group, Inc., a professional theatre company in NYC for six years while continuing to work as a designer. She believes that design should be simple and timeless, yet make a statement when it is needed. She uses strong architectural detailing and a clear sense of place, proportion and color. She remains very aware of the total built environment.
Celia holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Auburn University College of Architecture. She continued her studies at Auburn and Parson’s School of Design in New York City in both set design and antiques. She is certified by the National Council on Interior Design Qualification and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, the International Interior Design Association, NY Chapter of NEWH, and is a MS State Certified Interior Designer.
She is also a member of the USGBC (Green Building Council), Madison County Business League, and the Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the MS Symphony.
Celia and her team have won multiple awards for the design of hotels, restaurants and residences. Her work is seen throughout the United States. She has been published numerous times. Ms Barrett uses her ability to recognize the clients’ needs, likes and philosophy. She is driven to providing optimal services to her clients from the initial concept to the project completion. Her commitment to excellence led to her being named as one of the 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Celia was recently named one of 16 national STYLE MAKERS for Cambria Magazine.