Harris Myers Design was established in 1980 by merging the independent design studios of Donald Harris and David Myers. HMD expanded from a design studio into a retail store and studio that featured classic contemporary furnishings, lighting and accessories. In 1988 they chose to escape the cold and snow of Colorado, so they closed the retail store and moved the studio to Tucson.
HMD specializes in creating spaces that are functional as well as visually exciting and beautiful. This often requires taking a dated floorpan and space and reconfiguring it into something to function for the way the client lives and works. These services are available for either a single room or an entire home. Additionally HMD is a strong advocate of the blending of interior spaces with the exterior and are often called upon to help create the garden spaces to continue the style of the interior to the outdoor living space.
Although known for their classic contemporary interiors HMD have created more traditional interiors; however the principles of clean, simple and uncluttered design still rings true. Both Donald and David began their careers working for studios that were very traditional in their style yet their yearning for simple clean lines led them away from those studios and onto opening their own individual businesses and subsequently to the creation of HMD.
In addition to selection of materials, finishes and colors HMD utilizes AutoCad, Live Home, and hand drawn plans and details to convey their concepts to not only the client but also to contractors and craftsmen on the project. Renderings are often utilized to convey a concept as well.
Projects have included renovations, remodels, new construction in Colorado, New York, Florida, California, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. The projects have ranged from a single room, to a yacht, commercial spaces, to entire residences both new construction and complete renovations, Their work has been published in Colorado Lifestyles, Tucson Lifestyles Home and Garden, and Better Home and Gardens. They have also been active in projects that involved fundraising efforts of designer home tours.