"I've worked, as a drapery workroom, with Mary Jo on many projects over the years. She has such a bright and fun sense of design. She likes to use very colorful fabrics, paint, pillows, and accessories in her work. The result is always happy, clean, and unique. She is a pro with great taste and quality." - Wendy G.
"Mary Jo Gourd is creative, fun, and very professional. She takes into consideration your ideas/needs for your home/space and doesn't force a certain style. She listens and comes up with creative, practical ideas and solutions. She is thorough in her research for quality fabrics or furnishings at any price point. She has excellent taste and I would recommend her to anyone who likes to work with a personable, professional, creative designer. She's amazing!" - Nichol R.
"Mary Jo is an excellent decorator because she is creative, resourceful, has fun and fresh ideas and is able to work with any budget. She really takes the time to understand how you live your life in your home and then comes up with a design that compliments your lifestyle. The end result is a home that is uniquely yours - you will love the final product!" - Cara Z.
"Mary Jo Gourd worked for me for years as my decorator when we bought a large home that we did extensive renovations on. She has a great sense of style and she has a fresh approach with her very creative ideas. I ordered everything from her for the entire house, including rugs, furniture, artwork, light fixtures, wallpaper, window treatments, etc. And she helped to design and order our new kitchen. We built a guest cottage, a screened porch and a pool house with an outdoor pergola that she ordered all the furniture and window treatments and rugs, etc. for. We were very pleased with all the work she did for us." - Holly J.
"Mary Jo Gourd is a fabulous designer and wonderful person. She re-envisioned our difficult great-room layout to make it so much more beautiful and usable! She found some gorgeous furniture for us (high-end/pre-owned, which is what I asked for) and she was very respectful of our budget constraints... Her style inspired us around the whole house, and we are very grateful. We would absolutely hire her again as a designer! And we hope to when possible in the future." - Brady W.
"Mary Jo is incredibly talented and resourceful! She has an amazing eye and listens to her clients' needs and wants and executes them with perfection. She is incredibly organized with her presentation of options for every interior need! She works intently and keeps within timelines and budgets. She is a true professional in her area!" - Farm & Furniture
"I was involved in redecorating some rooms in an aging second home and stopped by Mary Jo Gourd's office to see if she had wallpaper samples. Not only did she have them but she offered to help with the window treatments, floor coverings, and furniture reupholstering. The result was an updating and refurbishing of several rooms without losing the character of the home. We managed to do this efficiently using technology and meeting at the site when necessary. Mary Jo respected our interest in keeping to budget and gave us choices wherever possible. She also gave us practical advice about fabrics for furniture that is sun drenched and kept fading and we took that advice. Mary Jo made redecorating much more fun than I had anticipate." - Judy C.