“Catherine has the ability to take in the needs and sensibility of the client while at the same time imaginatively envisioning the needs of the space.  She is inventive, relaxed, nuanced, and has the vision to transform any room into an enlivening space. Her sense of color, her ability to work with what you have and to pull it all together to create something more inviting is one of her great gifts. She is a pleasure to work with because of her artistry, her practicality, her unflagging work ethic, and her ability to listen to the needs of the client. Plus she has a great sense of humor which makes it fun!”

Sally Godwin South Pasadena, CA

"Catherine really has an eye for color.  We were a little at a loss for what we wanted to begin with, but she helped us think things through.  In the end, she helped us select great furnishings and colors that tied together all the rooms we were working on perfectly!” 

Fred and Patrick Sylvester West Hills, CA

"As a health and wellness coach I needed an office where I could work, see clients, and sell my health and wellness products. I wanted it to feel like me, representing my personal and professional lifestyle, and be a place where my clients felt comfortable and welcome. Catherine created a space plan and drawings for carpentry, furniture, flooring and paint colors. We shopped together to make the right choices and to find just the right things I needed to make my office the perfect place….and it was. "

Lisa Fallon Mindel, Whole Body Beautiful Malibu, CA

“Catherine has an exquisite sense of style, and an extensive design knowledge, and she tailored it to our taste, whilst elevating the final design. Her patience, grace and sensibility guided us through some tough design decisions. We completely trusted her and are so pleased with the results.”

Cynthia and Adam Scott Topanga, CA

“Catherine brought fresh eyes to my old farmhouse and transformed it from drab to cheerful and light.  I'm so happy with all the changes she made!  When it came time to put the house on the market, it sold rather quickly.  
Her vision suits so many different tastes.  She is a pleasure to work with and always brings humor and a smile with her to the job.”

Joni Wavra Highlands, NC

“I hired Catherine to help me recover and restore a pair of large club chairs and ottoman from the 1950’s that I had inherited from my father. She gently steered me away from the safe boring wool tweeds I was looking at and offered some alternatives that were more adventurous and fun. I love the
bold linen print she helped me choose!  Catherine was relaxed and patient throughout the entire process and a joy to work with. I also hired her to help pick fabric for the vintage chaise in my therapy office in Santa Monica. Everyone comments on the beautiful color of blue velvet she helped me select.”

Marlene Frantz Topanga, CA

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