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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Names New Designer in Residence

(Courtesy of MCGRAW PR/Photo by David Hillegas)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) announced on Feb. 16 that interior designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas has been named its second Designer in Residence.

Chadduck Hillegas will decorate the Nelson-Galt House; a residential dwelling in Colonial Williamsburg which dates back to 1695.

“I’m deeply honored by the opportunity to live and work with Colonial Williamsburg as Designer in Residence, surrounded by some of the country’s greatest works of architecture, craft, and design,” said Chadduck Hillegas in CWF’s announcement. “It’s humbling to contribute to the museum’s living history, and exciting to find fresh inspiration in all its buildings and collections. It’s an incredible, once-in-a-career homecoming.”

Chadduck Hillegas brings with her years of experience as a professional decorator and textile designer. She also has experience with editorial work for “Cottage Living” and “Coastal Living.”

The Designer in Residence program was established in 2019 by WILLIAMSBURG, the licensing brand of CW. The first designer in residence was Anthony Baratta who redesigned the Palmer House in Colonial Williamsburg.

The newly-named Designer in Residence will not only decorate the Nelson-Galt House, but will work in collaboration with the Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Paint Color Collection, which features 144 curated colors from the 18th and early 19th centuries. She will also work with Schumacher, the fabric sponsor for the program.

Other sponsors of the project include:

  • Ferguson Bath
  • Kitchin & Lighting Gallery
  • The Shops at Carolina Furniture of Williamsburg
  • Paul Montogmery Studios
  • Adelphi Paper Hangings

Visitors to CWF can keep up with the progress of the Nelson-Galt House progresses by visiting Williamsburg Brands website.

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