Our Team

French & French Interiors is a Santa Fe, NM based full service interior design firm, specializing in soulful, eclectic, high-end design with a hands-on approach. Heather and Matt French are nationally recognized for their excellence in residential, hospitality, and commercial interior design services.

The French & French aesthetic marries antiques, art, and modern pieces with an international flourish. Heather and Matt believe that design is about more than just the “pretty things”, well-thought-out spaces should solve a problem and allow for shared human experiences on a deeper level. Heather and Matt take a hands-on collaborative approach with clients to design spaces that represent and support the lifestyle and interests of their inhabitants. Heather and Matt distill client’s desires into beautiful, comfortable, functional spaces that promote soulful, fun, and nurturing experiences.

Matt and Heather are humbled to be 2020 House Beautiful Next Wave Designers, and thrilled to be part of the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour. Heather and Matt are also members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. You may have also seen their work featured both locally and nationally in publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, Country Living, The New York Times, Origin Magazine, Design Milk, Apartment Therapy, Santa Fe Found, and the Santa Fean. French & French Interiors is also a proud participant of Show House Santa Fe, an organization that provides proceeds to Dollars 4 Schools to help Santa Fe public-school teachers with funding for classroom programs.

OUR WORK

Heather French, Allied ASID. Founder, Principal Interior Designer

Heather French is the co-founder, principal, and lead designer of French & French Interiors. Heather has always been interested in the layout and flow of people’s homes, and ways that design translates into living styles across the world. She recognizes the importance of how personal space can affect mental energy, and designs spaces that honor a space’s history, culture, and purpose while serving its current intention. Heather loves creating fun, integrated spaces for her clients that bring life and purpose to a family’s home.

Education: BA in Anthropology, Auburn University

Favorite free time activity: Gardening and spending time on our little farm

Favorite Food: Mom’s chicken parm!

Favorite Pattern: Floral… anything floral!

Favorite thing to collect: Folk art

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite Book: The Brother Gardeners

Favorite artist or artwork: Mose T

Favorite place on earth: Santa Fe

Favorite thing about traveling: Getting a historical perspective on design

Matt French. Founder, Director of Business Development and Lead Product Designer

Matt French is the co-founder of French & French Interiors. Matt’s background in construction allows him to see big-picture design solutions, and he enjoys creating inspired pieces that serve design needs beyond what most people even realize they want. Matt was drawn to design from a desire to build innovative spaces and items. Though he says skateboarding and MTV drove his early aesthetic, he always enjoyed building things (from mountain bikes to off-the-grid homes). He grew up in an artistic family, and remembers appreciating the construction of well-made items from a young age. Matt believes the design process should be nuanced and intimate, and that the experience can be extremely cathartic for clients who are willing to open up and let their desires be truly translated into a custom space. “The space you occupy is so much of who you are and how you feel,” he says, adding that great design can be spiritually nourishing when a changed space brings emotional cleansing. 

Education: BA in Film and History

Favorite free time activity: Mountain Biking & Snowboarding

Favorite Food: Meatballs

Favorite Pattern: Anything geometric

Favorite thing to collect: Belt buckles, pocket knifes, folk art

Favorite Season: Winter

Favorite Book: Too many!

Favorite artist or artwork: Walter Anderson’s shack with murals on every surface

Favorite place on earth: Any ski resort!

Favorite thing about traveling: Understanding the local culture and experiencing a different perspective on life!

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