As an analytical thinker and problem solver, Courtney’s first career was as an attorney in personal injury and intellectual property practices. After working in those fields for several years, it became obvious to her that her happiness was dependent upon a more creative endeavor. Coming from a family of artists and architects, she had always recognized in herself a unique sense of color, texture, and scale, and in 2011 decided to leave the legal field and the West to return to school at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to fulfill her vision of becoming a designer. Since making the career change, Courtney’s decision has been constantly reinforced. At SCAD, she excelled in multiple aspects of design, including spatial planning, hand rendering, material selection, electronic design and conceptual exploration. She recently graduated Summa Cum Laude, as a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society for the School of Building Arts (top 20%), and as SCAD’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2014 (in honor of her academic performance while a member of SCAD’s equestrian team). Courtney’s studio projects were consistently commended and were regularly chosen for submission to the national accrediting organization for interior design programs. Additionally, during her tenure as an intern with LGB Interiors of The Design House, Courtney was immersed in the world of residential interior design, and she gained an extensive knowledge of the most current trends, products and fabric lines, and formed essential relationships with local artisans and vendors. Courtney fell in love with the history and charm of Savannah and made it her home for the last nine years. Her design style fits well with the area’s aesthetic and brings a vital, fresh perspective to established Southern and Lowcountry customs. Pairing interesting and unexpected elements with more traditional pieces, she creates remarkable spaces that ultimately reflect the client’s personality. The passion she has for design and the gratitude she feels for being able to pursue her dream guides her through each project and is evident throughout her work.
We know you love designing, but what about it do you love most?
Making beautiful and personal spaces that change the way people interact with the world. I believe that inspiring, personal, and functional designs are critical in directing one's point of view and shaping their daily lives.
What drives you to design?
I am passionate about art and design, and come from a family of artists and architects. I love the creative process, working with clients to develop their aesthetic, and seeing concepts come to life.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
I draw inspiration from the surroundings and context of the space, from the client's personality and experiences, and from the design world and emerging trends.