Courtney Lesuk developed her brand, Maison with Coco, to showcase her passion for creating and design. We partnered with her to showcase a beautiful brass entry set on her pretty porch door- check out our latest blog to get the full story!
Courtney grew up surrounded by residential builders, including her Opa and Dad. They both built numerous homes, so watching the stages of the build and design process was always interesting. Her mom did all the interior designs and styling for the builds, so Courtney naturally developed an eye of her own for the trade.
When she bought the current property her family lives on, they completely remodeled the original Farmhouse. They lived in that remodel while building a house next door as the lot was subdividable, so they did the two projects simultaneously. She says it was challenging but also very rewarding.
Courtney chose our Carre Tall plate with Georgetown Lever Entry Set because she loves the clean lines and the soft details. It reminded her of something you would see in a historic French home. She loves the hardware and noted, "I am obsessed with anything French or European, so I like Grandeur Hardware's range. Old fashioned with a modern twist."
She also discovered that if you stick to a finish, you can switch up your knobs in the house for different rooms or other doors. She leans toward a cohesive look and prefers to stay with one finish but is open to mixing the styles.
Courtney says her design style is Coastal Farm House meets European Farm House. She likes a coastal color palette because while they are in a rural area, they live close to the coast. She notes, "The blend of the two works with the lighter tone woods; you can bring in the European style and brighten it up with the coastal colors."
Her favorite designers include Monika Hibbs, Joanna Gaines, Becki Owens, and Tiffany Lee. She also has a fantastic community of Instagram home decor accounts to draw inspiration. When sourcing materials for building projects, she bases her lists on things she has found on Pinterest.
Regarding taking on large remodeling projects, Courtney recommends making a budget and having an idea of a style you want. She notes, "Try to repeat and pick up the same finishes or colors in areas of your home. Pick timeless finishes that don't always go with the trends. At the end of the day, it's your home, and you need to do what makes you happy! You pay the bills, you live in it, so make it your own."
Thank you, Courtney, for sharing our products in your beautiful home!