"Courtenay really listens, brings ideas, and is also realistic about what can be done within a budget. She pays attention to details and is very professional. She has a unique ability to get behind the emotions driving the desire to change spaces.
Working with her I’ve learned that it’s often what is going on in life that fuels the desire for change. The result had exactly the feeling I wanted. Courtenay worked with me in an iterative process to understand necessary functions, and to help me discover my own style. She had a great way of presenting options she thought would fit with what I was looking for. This made decision-making easy, and the outcome is perfect.
How some of my “old” combined with the “new” really came together to reflect who I am. I was surprised how much updating our space made us use those spaces so much more. We now have a perfect balance between comfort and style and I just love walking into every room. The home now truly reflects my personal style.
The bottom line: I have worked with Courtenay and CDB Home for more than 10 years and she has helped me remodel most of my primary home. It is now a haven of comfort for us, and we could not be happier with the outcome."
"The daunting task of renovating a large home was overwhelming. We consulted and worked with many professionals to help us with different aspects of our home and one of our top MVPs was Courtenay of CBD Home. We have a few large but somewhat awkward spaces that needed furnishings and we were stuck on how to go about filling the space so it would be comfortable and functional, not to mention affordable. Courtenay's design experience combined with her knowledge and practice of feng shui really helped us plan and execute a beautiful living room, foyer, and kitchen. We love our finished spaces and we loved working with Courtenay who throughout our project was extremely helpful, professional, and responsive to our budget. We wish we could say the same for some of the other independent contractors that worked on our job! Thank you CDB Home - we are very happy with our finished home."
EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNER
What I love most about working with Courtenay is that she’s an extremely knowledgeable and professional interior designer. She made me feel very comfortable working with her.
The thing that exceeded my expectations is her great sense of style and fabulous resources. She goes the extra mile with her clients to be sure that they’re happy and on budget.
The best reason to work with CDB Home is that Courtenay provides expert advice at all levels from consultation to project management. She listens to your aspirations and comes up with a plan to make it all come together. Courtenay takes the time to understand the “bones” of the project from all aspects. Whether it be researching a new type of flooring, getting better use of space, etc. She passes on her knowledge to her clients so they can make educated decisions when choosing products and services.
If you’re thinking about working with Courtenay and CDB Home, don’t hesitate! Do yourself a favor and invest in the services of CDB Home. I believe that you will save yourself from expensive mistakes and time-consuming re-do’s. You will surely have a fabulous home to enjoy and spend time in. Courtenay is a GAME-CHANGER!
Very thorough and does high-quality work
"Courtenay is easygoing and fun to work with. When she first worked with us on
our kitchen renovation and then a year later our Master Bath renovation, she was
able to assemble a team and get things done the way I wanted them.
What has exceeded my expectations since working with her is our friendship. We’ve shared many stories and life events over the years.
The #1 reason I would recommend working with CDB Home is that Courtenay is
very thorough and does high-quality work. She does a great job controlling all the
pieces of a renovation, so you don’t have to. Plus, she’s organized.
The thing that surprised me the most is her great sense of humor and her ability
to create calm when normal setbacks happened.
If you’re considering working with CDB Home on any renovation or design project,
you won’t be disappointed. She does high-quality work.
wonderful eye for color
"It has been a pleasure working with Courtenay and CDB Home.
I found Courtenay to be warm, friendly, and conscientious. She is a good listener, and I thoroughly enjoyed our consultations. Courtenay has wonderful access to showrooms with unique furniture pieces, interesting accessories, and beautiful fabrics. She also has a wonderful eye for color and is very talented in design.
Working with Courtenay and CDB Home has saved me hours of time-consuming searching and researching. My project would have ended in frustration without the professional guidance I received from Courtenay."
wonderful follow-up and persistence
"What made me the happiest working with Courtenay is that she understood my wanting to refresh my rooms versus completely redoing them. She was willing to work with existing furniture and then add new pieces where necessary.
The thing that exceeded my expectations was her wonderful follow-up and persistence, especially during this problematic time for ordering and actually getting furniture. She always knew and kept me up to date on the project.
The # 1 reason I would recommend working with CDB Home is her flexibility. For
instance, she wasn’t thrown when my husband didn’t love the color we had
selected for the walls. She pivoted to plan B. The surprising thing about working with Courtenay is that she was able to interpret my rather amorphous description of needs and wants into a workable
I would tell anyone considering working with Courtenay and CDB Home to do it. You won’t be disappointed!!"
VERY EASY TO WORK WITH AND HAS GREAT TASTE.
Courtenay was recommended by our builders who advised that she is “very easy to work with and has great taste”. Two years later we can attest that is true. Courtenay has helped to design and decorate our new kitchen and MasterBath and helped to decorate the rest of the house including the living room, dining room and four bedrooms. She is now helping with the design and decoration of our new sunroom.
Obviously, we love Courtenay’s work, but, we also thoroughly enjoy working with Courtenay. She is patient, yet helps to move us along to a decision that works for us and the house and existing furniture, always with good reasoning as to her thoughts and suggestions. We also appreciate that she is timely and keeps to a schedule, always keeping us informed as to the status of the project at hand. She has a wonderful eye and is easy to work with - we highly recommend Courtenay and CDB Home.
~ Ann & David, Malvern
IMPECCABLE SENSE OF STYLE
"After three years of living in a new construction I needed some advice on how to pull things together in our main living space. Courtenay Becker to the rescue! Within two hours, Courtenay assessed our family's needs and helped me come up with an action plan to achieve the look we desired. I am thrilled with her suggestions on everything from rug selection, to dining table style to paint colors. Not only does Courtenay have an impeccable sense of style and knowledge of design, but she was also a joy to work with. I won't hesitate to seek her guidance for future projects."
"I've worked with Courtenay several times over the last few years, consulting with her both in my home, and in my studio. She was always incredibly helpful, and an extremely good listener, and would synthesize my needs with her perceptions, coming up with solutions which were well within my budget and just plain beautiful. Her taste is simply extraordinary, and her knowledge nonpareil.She helped us specifically with window treatments (a gem!!) and had a wonderful eye for Scale. I honestly can't recommend her highly enough... I almost want to redecorate just to have more projects on which to work with her!"
REAL ESTATE STAGING
"CDB Home has had a dramatic effect on my Real Estate Sales. I have used Courtenay's Staging Services six times over the past year and my sellers have been amazed at the transformations that took place. This enabled my sellers to sell their homes quickly for the highest possible price. I highly recommend CDB Home and will continue to use their exceptional services."
I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER DECORATOR
’’I asked Courtenay to come out to give me ideas for updating my first floor living space. Although my project was small and low budget she gave it all the care and attention one would give a much grander project. She is very knowledgeable, excellent with color, has a wonderful sense of scale, balance, harmony and flow and is mindful of budget. Besides that, she's fun to work with!’’
Knowledgeable & Professional
"I needed help arranging a lot of prints on a specific wall in my dining room. I didn't know how to go about it so I called Courtney Becker for assistance. She graciously came and organized my prints and pictures and the wall looks fabulous! She is also helping me to find prints/paintings/and photographs for another wall in my living room. She is guiding me in my selection of art work as well as arranging what I have chosen! Courtney is knowledgeable regarding artists and is very professional about how she goes about organizing and making suggestions of what will go with what! I would highly recommend Courtney to my friends and am planning on using her services again when I paint my downstairs living area this coming summer."
A Pleasure To Work With
"Courtenay was a pleasure to work with. She has a real gift in picking out colors, interior design and organizing. She is low pressure and with her many years of experience has a lot of connections and suggestions for where to go for ideas. She went above and beyond to help turn my house into a home that I love! I would highly recommend Courtenay to anyone, you’ll love working with her!"
Creative Design Insight
"In preparation to list our home our Faux Painter recommended CDB Home design to help us select wall colors, ceramic tile, carpeting and fabric for our Atrium furniture. We quickly became very comfortable working with Courtney Day. We found her to be very professional and knowledgeable in all of the areas that we required assistance. Her creative design insight along with the variety of samples she gave us made it easy for us to make selection choices. She meet our timeline and helped us complete the project on budget. It was a pleasure doing business with CDB Home Design."
Caring, Creative & Patient
"Courtenay is caring, creative and patient and she came into my life after a major life transition I had. Together we modified my home to reflect my true self and to clear away things that no longer served me from my past. She helped open a new door in my life by bringing beauty and joy into my home and life and she was such a blessing to work with."
~ Susan West
Comprehensive Interior Design Services
"CDB Home is providing comprehensive interior design services for our new home. The scope of the project includes selection/purchase of paint, wall coverings, rugs, curtains and furniture. I have been working with CDB Home for over 6 months and the services that have been provided are outstanding. This is by far the finest interior design company I have ever hired. Courtenay Day Becker is very creative, smart and professional. She has excellent time management and business skills. Her project estimates and invoices are accurate and timely. More importantly, Courtenay truly cares that her clients are very pleased with all her design recommendations. She is sincere, honest and fun to work with on any project. I can always trust that she knows all the technical aspects of interior design and will encourage me to consider some new ideas. I will continue to work with Courtenay on both large and small projects. I am enjoying watching her transform our house into a home!"
"I used CDB for a full bathroom remodel. Courtenay was very knowledgeable and provided me with many design options by price point. I had waited many years for the bathroom of my dreams and Courtenay was able to understand and retrieve the look/feel I had imagined into a reality. As an example, I fell in love with a vanity design that required a cabinet maker to build it from our design. She found the cabinet maker and followed the project through from start to finish and I couldn't be happier with the end result. She also arranged and met with each contractor so they fully understood the scope to ensure the quotes would be the final cost (no surprises). Any changes to the job and quotes were first approved by me before any changes were made to the original design. I truly enjoyed working with Courtenay. Her passion for design and desire to make sure I was happy made this a fabulous experience for me. I could go on and on... but the main message is that I love walking into my bathroom everyday; it's so clean, bright and beautiful! Thank you Courtenay! I'm happy to share a few pictures (although I don't have all the finishing touches completed yet)."
Design & Organizing Applause
"We contacted Courtenay to help us with selecting wall colors and furniture placement. We had never used someone for something like this. We were so happy we did. After our first meeting, and asking us lots of questions about what we like and don’t like, Courtenay was able to really help us define what our style actually was. Courtenay also showed us how to organize & de-clutter and get us focused on the positive energy of a neat house. She made excellent suggestions and made us feel confident that the choices that we made would be perfect for our family. We love our improvements and they help us continue enjoying our living spaces. I get so many compliments on the changes that we made, and I know our next project, she will be involved."
Wendi & John Rowley
Courtenay Was Amazing!
"This was my first experience with a designer and I can honestly say I will never make a major purchase for my home again with out consulting with her first. Courtenay has an amazing gift of being able to visualize what a room could look like and guiding you in that direction, even if you don't see it yourself in your mind's eye. She takes her time with you, is punctual, and extremely fair with her fee's. Thanks Courtenay!"
“Hiring Courtenay for space planning decisions in the beginning of the project made every layer that came after smoother. She was wonderful! I would highly recommend her.”
Kim Cherry, Owner
Organizing & Design
"Early this year I was overwhelmed with the clutter in my home, mostly in my home office. I couldn’t face it on my own. Courtenay’s helping hand and skills as a pro organizer were just what I needed. Her kindness and compassion put me at ease immediately. We made tremendous progress during her first visit. What a relief! She also gave me valuable decorating tips that transformed my home. A couple months after Courtenay’s first visit I had a big party and was so very proud to show my home. The door to my beautiful office stayed wide open!"
"Courtenay did a wonderful job redesigning my basement office. She is not only a great decorator, but she listened to what I was looking to create, and was a calming presence through the whole process. She has a keen sense of color and design, and made the project fun. I whole heartedly recommend her as both an organizer and a decorator."
Courtenay Is a Delight To Work With
"Courtenay is a delight to work with, and makes the process fun. She has a keen eye for color, and has excellent taste. She helped me redesign a home office and bedroom, and provided great vision for the two spaces. She works within your budget and offers fantastic advice on using space intelligently. She also is excellent in doing follow up with other vendors. She gets my highest recommendation."
~ Audrey Bentham
"Dear Courtenay, Thank you so much for coming to my rescue when I was overwhelmed by boxes when I moved from a large home to a smaller one. I just felt that I could not open one more box. You came in and gently helped me organize my garage and my home. You were kind and respectful and had many good ideas. You were just what I needed to finish the job of moving."
"My experience with Courtenay was terrific. She is very engaging and very creative. More importantly, she is a great listener. She clearly understood the scope of my project and the budget considerations and worked within these parameters easily. She gently nudged me in the more modern direction I wanted to go and I am pleased with the results so far. She has been very helpful with paint color selection, furniture and artwork arrangement and re-arrangement and has offered many shopping tips. Hire Courtenay, you won’t be disappointed!"
"We have two young children at home, and the house has been overtaken with kid stuff and clutter. Courtenay spent a few hours with us one day, and while we still have a ways to go, we now feel like we have taken back control of our house. Courtenay helped us gain a new perspective on what to keep and where to keep it. We can’t wait to have her back to help with additional areas of the house."
"Courtenay has exceptionally good organizational skills. She can look at a situation and set a plan to get to the desired results and also help to set the goals. She has been a tremendous help in assisting me to organize paperwork and supplies in my office in 2013. We intend on continuing to utilize her in 2014. She is very organized patient and knows how to get the job done."
~ Karen Schaper
President of Schaper Associates Inc.