Heather Owens and Nikki Hastings first met at the University of Arkansas in design school. Instantly recognizing similarities in their ambition and passion for design, they together hoped to one day start their own design firm. After years of independently exploring and specializing in high end residential, hospitality and retail design, the women decided it was time to make their dream a reality.
Heather and Nikki have pooled their collective knowledge and experience into establishing Georgia James Creative. They are two Arkansas girls hoping to give back to Arkansas what their Grandma Georgia and Papa James gave each of them: character, personality and a sense of home.
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Heather Owens has a bachelors degree in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. While doing an internship for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Owens discovered her first love for high end design.
Upon graduation, she relocated to Aspen, Colorado where she began her career at Poss Architecture and Planning. There, her projects included a 20,000 square foot residence, an exclusive penthouse, The Snowmass Base Village and The Trump Hotel in Baja, Mexico.
Upon relocating to Arkansas, she began as a designer for Dassault Falcon Jet, designing custom, private aircraft. For the past year she has been a Senior Designer for a local designer specializing in high end residential.
Through Owens combined experiences and design education, she has learned the extreme importance of impeccable detail, craftsmanship, and customer service.
Nikki Hastings has a Bachelors of Interior Design Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. During that time, Hastings was both an intern, and then upon graduating, a junior designer, for Cromwell Architects Engineers in Little Rock. There her projects ranged from large scale mixed use/retail and commercial developments to various residential renovations.
From there, Hastings became principal interior designer at a smaller architecture firm where she was awarded an ASID Design Award in the category of adaptive reuse for Michelangelo's restaurant in Conway, Arkansas.
For the past two years, Hastings has been principal interior designer for Argenta Architecture where she fully developed her technical drafting and construction management skills.
Hastings drive, attention to detail, and keen project management skills have become the standard for Georgia James Creative.
Georgia on the Go
Georgia on the Go is ideal for a client who is looking for a newly designed space but also desires the ease and convenience of carrying out the design at his/her own pace. For a flat design fee, we will evaluate your space, wants and lifestyle needs to come up with a fully developed, master design plan which includes drawings, elevations, furnishings, etc. We will show you where and how to purchase each item we specify. This allows you to follow your own schedule and budget, the implementation of the design is up to you.
Full Service Design
From design concept to finished product, we are there. Let us take a look at your space to assess your needs and determine a flat design fee based on the scope of work and size of the project. From there, we will present to you our design vision through the use of elevations, plans, sketches, finish materials, etc. This turn-key approach includes purchasing, project management, installation and maintenance of the project.
Remodel / New Construction
Whether your project requires settling into a new home or remodeling an existing one, Georgia James is here to assist you. CAD plans and specifications for lighting, flooring, walls, counters, kitchens and baths are all included with this service. We will work alongside you and your contractor and /or architect to meet your goals for the project.
From weddings to fund raisers to birthday parties for all ages, let us help you design the look from invitation to implementation. Its as simple as that.
All services can be adapted, mixed and matched to best fit your particular needs and budget. If you have a need that is not listed, please call and ask us about our customized services. We aim to work with both those who have never worked with an interior designer and those who cannot imagine life without one. There is no task too large or too small. We would love to meet with you and answer any questions you may have!
GJC would love to hear from you. Please use the contact us form below and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Georgia James Creative, LLC
8904 Beck Road
Little Rock, AR 72223