Cathy saved me from
living for the rest of my days in a sea of
colour chips and random colour samples on
just about every wall. She is a wise
guide through the labyrinths of decorating
indecision. Thanks to Cathy we now
have a great colour scheme for our little
space - it is classic, warm, and just right
for us. I thank you Cathy for your
professionalism, your talent, and for your
ability to get things done quickly.
And of course your sense of humour.
We have known Cathy for several years -
having been a customer at her retail store
in St. Andrews. As customers, we always
found her to be very pleasant and
knowledgeable. We recently were clients of
her decorating business. Having known her
from her retail business and seeing her
talent in action, we had no hesitation in
going to her for advice. Cathy assisted us
in decorating our Living room/Dining/Kitchen
(great room). She made recommendations for
paint colors, selection of drapery
materials, accessories, hardware and also
furniture arrangement. She shopped, found
material, had draperies made and found
hardware. Also her husband, Tom, installed
hardware and he was very meticulous. Cathy
is very professional, organized and works
quickly. She always seems to have good taste
and is very resourceful She is conscientious
of her client's wishes. We were very pleased
with her work and we are very satisfied with
the atmosphere she created in our home. We
highly recommend her.
Reid & Jeanine Hurley
I had never
worked with an interior decorator before I
met Cathy, so I was unsure of what to expect
and nervous of what she might suggest. My
fears were completely unfounded - she made
me feel so comfortable, gave me many
choices, and did most of the leg work of
finding suitable fabrics, accessories and
furnishings. She pulled everything together!
A room that had looked mismatched and out of
style, now looks like a million bucks - and
for a very modest sum of money! Cathy is a
creative force, and a delight to work with!
Walking into Ivy
Lane was at once fascinating and rewarding.
Cathy's taste of both simple elegance and
refined timeless beauty made it easy to
visualize her merchandise right in my own
house or in the homes of friends for whom I
would buy gifts. Both practical and
affordable, Cathy's ideas are fun and easy
to incorporate into a variety of interior
design styles. We are indeed lucky to have
such a class act in our small town.
Jay Remer, Consultant, International Protocol and Corporate Etiquette
Cathy has an
innate ability to achieve an ideal balance
of colour, warmth, comfort and function.
The outcome seems perfect and, as a result,
her homes are most desirable! I highly
recommend her to help prepare your home for
sale or to simply create a whole new look
for you and your family.
Mary Ann Ketchum, Realtor / Owner Coldwell Banker Classic Realty