Jeanne is a recovering lawyer-turned- designer and founder of CG. Jeanne brings a lawyer's work ethic and methodical, problem-solving approach to every design challenge.
Jeanne's training started young - accompanying her designer mother on trips to the Boston Design Center. Her favorite thing about design is the people - understanding who they are, what they do, and how they want to live - and creating spaces that reflect these values.
Jeanne met Brigid in a coffee shop, discovered they both grew up outside Boston and shared a favorite vacation spot (Great Exuma, if you're wondering), and had a gut instinct she was an awesome human being. Luckily for CG clients, she's also a talented designer with serious bragging rights.
With a BFA in surface pattern design from Syracuse, she's designed home furnishings - everything from table top to bed linens- features in stores including TJ Maxx and Bergdorf Goodman. She's an unabashed fabric snob, a lover of all things old and beautiful, and is expert at mixing patterns, colors and textures to reflect each client's vibe.
Ellen cut her design chops while renovating her 1920's fixer upper near Hartford's West End. Check out her journey here. With that project (mostly) complete (wink wink), she's now sharing her design talent with our lucky clients. Ellen loves to mix old and new, high and low, traditional and modern; preferably with a pop of color. Her philosophy is when it looks good, it feels good.
True story: We fired Corey as our client and hired her to be a part of our team because we know talent when we see it. A formally educated fine artist, Corey can be found browsing estate sales (adorable baby in tow!), arriving at flea markets at the crack of dawn to snag the best finds, and carefully curating client's spaces to deliver magazine worthy-results while still making it feel like home. While not designing spaces, she designs faces, so if you need a personal makeover to go along with your home makeover, you've met your match!
Julia and Jeanne sat rows apart in law school, never realizing the other was also secretly browsing the latest issue of Veranda and AD. A decade later, after representing Fortune 500 companies, Julia returned to her true passion of design. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed - clients can rest assured Julia will leave no stone unturned. Julia embodies the term Grandmillennial (coined by House Beautiful) - she has a knack for layering a home just as you would layer clothing, uncovering new curiosities with each blink of the eye.