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Altadena Farmhouse Living Room Interior Design
By:
Courtney Thomas
August 03, 2020
Patience and tolerance aren’t the only things being tested right now. Cooped up with our families and their daily habits has shined a bright, blazing light on our homes and how they are either supporting all our needs or falling way short of supporting any. ...
Courtney Connected To Clients
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Courtney Thomas
March 30, 2020
We are “making decisions, while driving through a fog, with imperfect information and everyone in the backseat is yelling at us.” – Thomas Friedman, opinion columnist We had just hired a full-time designer who we adore and were scouting more office space (same great location)...
Courtney Thomas Magic Christmas
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Courtney Thomas
December 17, 2019
You know you’ve missed the point of this season when “believe in the magic of christmas” just becomes one more thing to add to the “to-do” list. We self-impose these lofty expectations, grand-standing gestures and traditions wrapped in bows of perfection. It exhausts more than...
Courtney Fall Tree
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Courtney Thomas
October 08, 2019
In August, Julie and I traveled to Providence RI to attend a design conference. It’s one of our favorite trips of the year, reuniting us with designer friends and mentors, all great talents and inspirations in the design world. We always walk away from that...
La Canada Courtney Recognitions
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Courtney Thomas
March 07, 2019
Springing forward (pun intended), I am done with the moodiness of Winter gloom and all my unsustainable New Year’s Resolutions. I want to roll up my sleeves and dive into Spring’s warm weather and cleansing mantra one room at a time. Marie Kondo, bring on...
When Trends Work When To Avoid Them
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Courtney Thomas
August 21, 2018
I have a love/hate relationship with trends. Ask anyone in our office. You might hear “Oooh, taboo topic. Courtney hates trends!” Not true. I don’t hate trends! Ok, there might be a few I don’t love, but not all trends are made equal. The frustration...
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Courtney Thomas
June 29, 2018
My NYC apartment was my first grown-up space. The furnishings were minimal and often DIY, but it was clean, quiet and mine. Then, I got a dog. I traded in clean for half-chewed shoes and ransacked trash cans. Quiet got replaced by the crazy-lady-who-talks-to-her-dog and...
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By:
Courtney Thomas
June 14, 2018
“What’s your interior design style?” Do you know? I mean, do you really know? This question always seems so straight-forward. And it is…until you sit down to find it. Chances are you like and dislike lots of elements from lots of different design styles so picking...
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Courtney Thomas
June 09, 2018
Stretch, take a breath and a small walk-about. We are halfway through the process. Hooray! It can seem daunting, but I want to deliver all the info up front in all its detailed glory, so there are no “ions” later: confusion, frustration, distraction. In the...
Swp 3940 Preview
By:
Courtney Thomas
May 30, 2018
You are staring down the remodel abyss debating whether or not moving houses would be easier than tackling your outdated kitchen and cramped Family Room/Breakfast nook layout. You know enough not to want to go it alone or leave design decisions to your well-meaning mother-in-law, but...