"Courtney is a complete professional who loves what she does, and it shows...She has an encyclopedic knowledge of design sources and impeccable taste." -- L.Z.
Named “The Colorful Modernist” by House Beautiful Magazine
We believe in the power of beautiful design to spark joy. We strive every day to design interiors that allow our valued and respected clientele to live more colorfully, more beautifully, more joyfully.
Our kaleidoscopic toolbox of texture, pattern, and color comes together to create a singular and cohesive expression of personality.
With an approach rooted in the balance of creative design and analytical rigor, we understand a professional process and flawless execution are a top priority for our clients. Our expertise allows us to manage and efficiently deploy client capital. We take great pride in completing compelling interiors while consistently delivering results on time and on budget.
Courtney McLeod is the founder and principal of Right Meets Left Interior Design, an award-winning Manhattan-based full-service design studio. Her work has been featured in print both in the US and abroad - including Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, and the cover of Aspire Design + Home Magazine. She has been named a 2019 Style Spotter by the High Point Market Authority and included on the 2019 list of emerging designers by Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine. The name Right Meets Left perfectly reflects her approach to the design process - an ideal balance of a creatively vital mind (right brain) and a sharply analytical one (left brain). This approach allows the studio to conjure magical environs for exacting clients and execute these dreams with efficiency and diligence.
Creatively, Courtney is a colorist at heart whose designs express both her client's unique tastes and her vivid, collected aesthetic. Born and raised in New Orleans, Courtney brings a sophisticated view to her rooms, informed by her Creole background and extensive travels throughout Europe and Asia.
Practically, she approaches each project with a keen understanding and appreciation of the significant financial investment required to execute a successful interior design project. Courtney guides each client on how best to invest their financial resources, and takes great pride in rigorous project management, enabling projects to stay on time and on budget.
While she has had a lifelong passion for the decorative arts, prior to founding the firm Courtney earned a business degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and pursued a successful 15-year career in the financial services industry, rising to a leading portfolio management role in real estate private equity. Despite her success, at the peak of her career she realized it was time to commit to the pursuit of her true passion - designing beautiful interiors. Taking the tremendous skills gained through her experience and enhancing them with design-related studies at Parsons, Pratt, and the New York School of Interior Design, she confidently embarked on a new course and has never looked back. She feels truly blessed to successfully pursue her second act and live her passion.
Courtney resides in the vibrant Harlem neighborhood, a wonderful source of inspiration. She has lived in New York City for two decades, but remains a Southerner at heart.