“Working with Creative Designs for the interior design of our home has been a wonderful experience. Jean took in our ideas and developed them into something well beyond our dreams. She pays close attention to the big picture as well as to every little detail. Jean truly knows what makes a house a home. Her selections for us have been on-point with our taste, our budget, and our lifestyle. We feel lucky to have found her, and look forward to future projects.”

Leslie Howe


Before the remodel, the kitchen was out of date, dark, and not as fully functional as I would have liked. There was no windows to the outside back yard area , the sink area faced into the dining room. There was an entire section of a large wall in the kitchen with nothing on it. After living in the house for several years, it became obvious to me that the kitchen needed to be renovated. One of my major concerns with the old Kitchen was the blank wall ,with all that unusable space ,I knew this needed to be part of the new overall design. After meeting with several Designers, I meet with Jean Courtney and told her my thoughts and desires for my new kitchen. It was clear to me upon my very first meeting with Jean, we both had a similar understanding of my dream kitchen ,one that I had envisioned for years . Jean listened to everything! She was delightful and knowledgeable with endless resources & Ideas to help me get to my dream kitchen. Within a short period of time Jean was able to layout the Kitchen floor plan in 3-D & Color that I had visualized for many years (including the cabinetry over the dining room entranceway). The end result is my dream kitchen ,one of luxury both visually and functionally. It is a pleasure now to spend time every day in the kitchen of my dreams !

-Manzelli Kitchen, Bedford Mass

I had a great experience working with Jean Courtney, of Creative Designs on my kitchen & Bath, which then also including the Living room renovation. Jean has both great technical skill & aesthetic judgment. After Jean listened to what I wanted and then getting a sense of my tastes, she presented a focused 3-D set of floor plans. Jean always had a thoughtful set of options for all construction decisions, major and minor. This resulted in a completely transformed Kitchen, Bath & Living room space. My drab outdated condo is now first-class! A space that I continue to enjoy four years after the renovation was completed —which to this very day still gets compliments from friends and family.


Charles B., Cambridge Mass


My wife and I engaged Jean Courtney of Creative Designs to coordinate the planning and renovation of our new home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jean did an excellent job of understanding our design goals, and came up with a number of creative suggestions to make our space more modern and inviting on a limited budget. Her deep relationships with experienced local contractors for hardwood flooring, tiles ,lighting fixtures, windows, appliances, painting and landscape work ensured that we obtained attractive pricing and a quality work product. Throughout the renovation process, Jean Courtney of Creative Designs served as our main point of contact with all the contractors she hired, which facilitated a much faster result process ,that had we engaged with individual contractors ourselves would have resulted in time wasted. We are very pleased with the outcome of our project and would highly recommend Jean Courtney of Creative Designs for other renovation and design projects in the area.

Matt and Claire, Cambridge, MA

As we are approaching completion of yet another project I want to express my deep gratitude for our collaboration. Your breadth of knowledge, quick eye and beautiful creativity have been so helpful in designing my therapy office just the way I wanted it–and better. Your experience even helped me have my dream come true at a very reasonable price. And your warmth and humor made it all so much fun, that I miss not having another project for us to engage in. I am sure I’ll find one soon….

For our major kitchen renovation, Jean Courtney of Creative Designs was an excellent choice as designer and general contractor.  She was attentive to our wish list and our bottom line.  She gave informed opinions when explaining why something would not work, and Jean always had good alternatives.  The process was surprisingly smooth and her construction crew was very professional.  We recommend Jean and her contractors without reservation.

Laura K., Boston, MA

Jean is a pleasure to collaborate with on any project. Her enthusiasm for her work and her clients is boundless. Coupled with that, Jean brings a professional approach to each job. She has a dramatic sense of style and a keen understanding of the use of color. Her energy and the open-minded aproach she takes with each job to make Jean a delight to work with, and always result in a satisfied client


Wendy Savino – Metropolitan Cabinets