Courtney transformed our parlor floor into an eclectic mix of old world charm and sleek modern design. My husband and I moved into a recently renovated modern brownstone and wanted to bring back some of the traditional character, warmth and comfort. Creating the "mix" we were looking for was not an easy task. Courtney immediately had a "vision" for how to transform the space balancing my traditional taste with my husband's modern aesthetic. She really listened to us and offered up relevant suggestions and ideas. She also helped guide us and get us to agree on things. For example, my husband wanted fans while I wanted chandeliers -- Courtney managed to incorporate both into the design and each of us got what we wanted. She also made sure that the space was "kid friendly" for our toddler. Courtney has AMAZING taste and is very creative while at the same time she is a fantastic project manager. She kept the entire project moving and came in on time and under budget (when does this happen?). She was constantly looking out for our best interests and helped guide us on where to make investments versus where we could save money. She also negotiated effectively on our behalf with vendors and secured some fantastic deals for us. Courtney was a pleasure to work with and her work speaks for itself. Everyone who comes to our home now comments that our house looks like it belongs in a design magazine! -- M.D.
I found Courtney completely by accident, and had a hunch we'd work well together. She is a complete professional who loves what she does, and it shows. She may be the one designer I've met who respects a budget and sticks to it. If the high end option seems prohibitive, she always has other options to offer that achieve the same look. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of design sources and impeccable taste.
I never felt pushed into doing anything i wasn't comfortable with - quite to the contrary. She was able to take much of what I already had and incorporate it into I home I now love. Having this kind of a relationship with my designer made my experience an entirely positive one. In fact, after working with her, I would not hesitate to give her my keys, and let her do my next apartment from floor to ceiling. -- L.Z.
Upper East Side
We needed help furnishing and designing our new apartment, especially since we didn't want to bring many of our existing furniture with us. We hired Right Meets Left, and Courtney has done an exceptional job. I have a design background and we've worked with interior designers before, but Courtney has provided an unparalleled combination of flexibility and creativity in meeting our desires while staying within budget. As others have noted, she worked with and effectively combined my husband and my divergent tastes into a unique blend that appeals to both of us. What is most impressive has been her ability to stretch our styles beyond what we would have chosen on our own (pressure-free), and resulted in choices we both love. She was also cognizant of the fact that we have two young children, and helped us make decisions that look fantastic while being kid-friendly. Courtney has an incredible depth of knowledge of design (both current and historical), and provides sound advice on where to invest and where to save. Most importantly, she is a pleasure with whom to work - confident, relaxed, adaptable and personable.
I should also note that in addition to designing the look of our apartment, Courtney helped us design our closets and bathrooms. On top of her amazing work, she has a strong, trusted network to help in general contracting, art selection, painting, cleaning, etc., which made life that much easier for us. We could not be happier with the work she has provided. -- K.G.
Madison Square Park
Courtney was a superstar for me from the beginning of redesigning my apartment throughout the whole project. She has a great sense of style that is both creative and elegant - but what I really liked is that she also was very intent on crafting a look that would work uniquely for me - and fit my style, price and comfort. I would highly recommend Courtney for a variety of interior design projects - she is passionate, proactive, and very detail oriented- so I could relax and working with her was truly enjoyable. -- R.D.