On the blog today, we’re continuing our series featuring the product picks of industry influencers. Courtney McLeod has chosen her favorites among the offerings we introduced in April. But before we roll out her list, we’ll share a bit more about her and her New York City-based firm. We’re illustrating the story with images of several projects her company has realized in which she placed some of our favorite products!
Introducing Courtney McLeod
Courtney McLeod is the founder and principal of Right Meets Left Interior Design, an award-winning Manhattan-based full-service design studio. An avid colorist at heart, Courtney draws from a kaleidoscopic toolbox of texture, pattern, and color to create rooms evocative of one emotion above all others—joy. Her work has been featured in print both in the U.S. and abroad, including Luxe Interiors + Design, Modern Luxury, and Aspire Design + Home magazines. She is a 2019 High Point Market Style Spotter and was included on the 2019 list of emerging designers by Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine. Courtney is also an S. Harris brand ambassador.
Prior to founding her firm, Courtney earned a business degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed design-related studies at Parsons, Pratt, and NYSID. The name Right Meets Left perfectly reflects her approach to the design process, which is rooted in the balance of creative design (right brain) and analytical rigor (left brain). The spaces she designs express both her client’s unique tastes and her vivid, collected aesthetic.
Courtney Chooses Her Favorite Products
The elegant shape of our Antibes Chandelier and the unexpected material from which it is made captured Courtney’s attention. We added a small chandelier to the family of fixtures this spring. “It manages to feel airy and light, while also filling a large space,” she explains. “We recently placed it in the den of a show house and I am using it in the media room of a client. I typically am attracted to more sleek and glamorous materials but the more casual rattan in the Antibes won me over. I love the idea of using this fixture in a smaller space as a play on volume and proportion. I would mix it with sleeker elements and bold color for an unexpectedly perfect combination.”
About her attraction to the Sayan Black Dining Table, she notes the hook was the sophisticated combination of the bold geometric shape of the base and the black cerused oak finish. “Cerused oak is one of my favorite specialty finishes,” she says. “The black stained oak adds an extra dose of glamour to the piece. The Sayan would be perfect for an urbane, high-rise apartment in NYC. I imagine a chic executive pairing this piece with a statement chandelier and jewel-tone velvet chairs. And the size is a perfect fit for a smaller space.”
It was the shape of the shade and the smooth matte porcelain finish on the base of our Sonoran Table Lamp that caught Courtney’s eye. “Given the style of the base, the lamp has a pre-historic feel, as if it was discovered by an archeologist. But it also manages to feel contemporary, which is impressive! I would love to see this lamp in a breezy Santa Barbara estate—a cream on beige room with a focus on texture.”
With our Jackfruit Large Vase, it is the polished bronze finish on the interior paired with the rough, green exterior that inspired her to describe it as fantastic: “I see this piece on a modern, clean-lined mantle as a distinctive pop of style.”
We can’t thank Courtney McLeod enough for sharing with our readers her favorite products. As we move into August, we hope your summer is sizzling as vivaciously as her design style! You can find Courtney on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest to see more of her vibrant style. To see other influencers sharing their favorite products, click through to these posts: Jennifer Leonard, Teresa Davis, Victoria Lidstrom, and Sara Hillery.