Edith Gregson’s first design “project” was her childhood home, a 200-year-old farmhouse in rural Vermont. When she skipped her prom after-party to demo the old front porch and remove a wall (without parental approval), her parents suggested that she seriously consider interior design school.

In 2021, she launched her namesake firm, Edith Gregson Interiors, which is now run, she says, “by a dynamic team of five women who collectively bring a wealth of experience to the table.” Gregson adds that she and her colleagues view the world of interiors as “a greater exploration of form and function. We believe that creativity is all about pushing past the line of expectation and landing in a personal and unique place.”

At EGI, inspiration is drawn from clients’ personalities and life stories. The firm’s final designs are informed by homeowners’ families, their favorite places to travel, the ways in which they entertain and use their given spaces, their dream amenities and what inspires them aesthetically.  “We share our process and plans with our clients early on to build trust, which in turn allows space for creativity and risk-taking,” Gregson explains.

The designer’s favorite projects are those that involve collaboration and building on the talents of allied professionals such as architects, landscape designers and craftspeople. Gregson credits her business partner, Anne Hetz, for valuable contributions made to the growth of their firm, and fellow designer Christopher Boutlier for his early support and encouragement of her launch of EGI.