About Barrett Design Studio

“Grace. Elegance. Style. Design is a reflection of life. It should be simple and timeless. It must feel effortless. It is a discipline. Proportion, color, balance and scale are essential to design. As a designer, one must have these elements submerged in your being so that you know them without thinking.”
– Celia Barrett

Celia Barrett, A.S.I.D., I.I.D.A., is the principal and owner of Barrett Design Studio, LLC, a boutique interior design firm located in Jackson, Mississippi with satellite offices in New York City and McComb, MS. She formed her own business in New York in 1987.  In 1998 she moved back to her home state of  Mississippi.


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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.

Notably, Celia was the producing artistic director for The Acting Group, Inc.,a professional theatre company in NYC for six years while continuing to  work as a designer. Celia 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.

Ms Barrett holds a bachelor degree in Interior Design from the Auburn University College of Architecture. She continued studies at Auburn and Parson’s School of Design in New York in set design and antiques.

Ms Barrett is N.C.I.D.Q. certified, a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association . She belongs to theNY Chapter of NEWH, and is a MS Certified Interior Designer. Celia is also a member of the Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, US Green Building Council, and is on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

Celia was recently named one of 16 national STYLE MAKERS for Cambria Magazine.

Ms Barrett was chosen as one of 50 Mississippi Leading Business Women of 2011.

She also received the 2012 A.S.I.D. South Central Chapter Service Award, Mississippi District Chair.

Ms Barrett received Three Sensational Spaces awards from Mississippi Magazine.

Additional Achievements include:

2016 A.S.I.D. Regional Gold Award Hospitality, Luxury Chinatown Prototype

2016 A.S.I.D. Regional Silver Award Hospitality, Hampton Inn & Suites, Staten Island, NY

2016 A.S.I.D. Regional Bronze Award Hospitality, Holiday Inn, Guin, AL

2016 A.S.I.D. Regional Bronze Award Hospitality, Hampton Inn, McComb, MS

2016 I.I.D.A. Regional “Recognition”Award for Hospitality Design, Luxury Chinatown Prototype

2016 I.I.D.A.  Regional “Recognition” Award for Hospitality  HIE, Fresno, CA

2014 A.S.I.D. Regional Silver Award Hospitality  Restaurant

2014 A.S.I.D. Regional Bronze Award Hospitality, Upscale Guest Room Prototype

2014 A.S.I.D. Regional Silver Award Hospitality –HIE Brookhaven, MS

2014 A.S.I.D. Regional Silver Award  Residential

2014  I.I.D.A. Tri-State Top “Recognizing Excellence” Award for Hospitality Design, 1908 Provisions Restaurant

2014  I.I.D.A. Tri-State Top “Recognizing Excellence” Award for Upscale Guest Room Prototype

2014  I.I.D.A. Tri-State “Recognition” Award for Hospitality Design, HIE, Brookhaven, MS

2013  I.I.D.A. Tri-State “Recognition” Award for Hospitality Design, Hampton,  Hammond, LA

2012  IHG  National Award for Renovation   HIE New Albany, MS

2012  I.I.D.A. Top “Recognizing Excellence” Award Tri-state region Residential Design

2012  I.I.D.A. Tri-state “Recognition” Award for Hospitality Design-Large Design: Hampton Inn & Suites, Wiggins, MS 2012 A.S.I.D. Regional Silver Award Residential

2011 A.S.I.D. Regional Silver Award for Residential Kitchen Design

2011  I.I.D.A. Top “Recognizing Excellence” Award Tri-state regional Residential Design

2011 A.S.I.D. Regional Silver Award  for Hospitality Design Hampton Inn & Suites

2011  I.I.D.A. Tri-state“Recognizing Excellence” Award for Residential Design

2010 A.S.I.D. Regional Gold Award – Retail Design

2010 A.S.I.D. Regional Bronze Award – Corporate Design

2008 A.S.I.D. Regional Gold Award – Residential Design

2007 I.I.D.A Regional Top “Recognizing Excellence” Award– Residential

2007 A.S.I.D Regional Bronze Award  Residential Design

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