Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm so excited to announce that I'm officially BACK in business as an interior redesigner! I took eighteen months off for the birth and first year of my third child...but now I'm so happy to be back at it.

"What exactly is an interior redesigner?" (I get asked this question a lot!) A redesigner is basically someone who re-decorates your home using primarily the furniture and accessories that you already own. That’s the short answer! The longer answer is that, for me, it can encompass many things. I’m…

- An “idea person” that someone consults with when contemplating a new purchase, a new paint color, a new design direction. Sometimes you just need a second opinion from someone you trust.

- A “redesigner” who takes the room apart, then puts it back together again…the end result being that it looks totally different and (hopefully!) better, too. Never underestimate the power of a beautiful room…and a beautiful room that reflects your own personality with all your own favorite things is pure heaven! And since a picture is worth a thousand words, check out all my before-and-afters!

- A “personal shopper” that can accompany the homeowner to help pick out furniture, accessories, finishes…maybe even a new outfit? (Okay, I’m kidding about that last one. Although I do always like new outfits, too!)

I never push for expensive purchases. There are certain situations where a client is just plain ready to get new furniture, and they need an opinion on colors, styles, etc. I’m happy to oblige! I have even more clients who do not have the budget for big-ticket purchases, but could easily purchase a few throw pillows or a new lamp that could really help revitalize their space. Or perhaps they’re ready for a new look, and new paint is just the most dramatic and economical option for the change they want.

I have worked with clients with homes both big and small; clients who are clearly gifted decorators, and others who simply do their best. But mostly I work with normal, everyday people who would like a fresh perspective. On a room, certainly, but sometimes it helps give a fresh perspective on life, too. I had a client (who has since become a dear friend) who used her “new” master bedroom (after my redesign) as the “stay-cation” destination for a weekend away. I know the feeling; ever since I did a makeover on my own master bedroom, I can’t get enough of it. I take pride in the room now – I make my bed every day and put my clothes away faithfully (which I didn’t do before – as much as I hate to admit it) – and honestly, I would rather spend a weekend drinking tea, sleeping in, and reading mystery novels in my own bedroom now than in a hotel. For the first time since having children, I feel like I have my own space; one that is truly a retreat for me and a place I actually want to be. Quite a change from avoiding it like the plague (as I used to do).

So, to sum things up (as if I haven't already gone on long enough), I do what I do because it makes me happy, and makes other people happy too. And that just makes me feel like a million bucks.

P.S. Email me at courtneyg [at]  for more details or to set up an appointment. (And if you were on my newsletter list before I went on hiatus, well...that's the one thing that's not up and running yet. So announcing this on the blog is the next best way to let you know!)


  1. YAY!!! I can't wait to start seeing project posts!!! SOOO EXCITING!!!

  2. I love the idea of re-designing. that's basically what i do because it's cheaper for sure. a lot of people probably do this for each season too. great post!

  3. And I get you tomorrow!!!! YAY ME :-) Loved your post!

  4. Hi Courtney,
    I have done several houses for friends and now I want to really start doing it and making money but I have no idea how to charge. I will email you.


  5. That's great! Glad to hear you're back in business. You're so talented--and I hope to see some of your redesigns featured here! :-)

  6. I love your bedroom! A redesigner is a perfect name for what you do!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets


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