About Courtney

Known by many as lively, stylish, and inspired, Courtney Lake is proud to be one of the premier interior designers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Specializing in creating functional and beautiful spaces in the residential market, Courtney also does his share of home staging and photo styling. He is an expert at flawlessly meeting his clients’ needs while designing superb spaces with timeless style mixed with a healthy dose of humor.

As a graduate of Stanford University with three degrees to his name, Courtney got his start in the high-tech world. He quickly left this industry to pursue his true passion, and has since launched a very successful design business, Monogram Decor. He is also the personable, respected voice behind the popular blog Courtney Out Loud.

His recognition for both his designs and writing are vast and varied, helping him to share his love for interior design with thousands of people. He has been featured in 805 Living Magazine, RUE Magazine, Refinery 29, SheKnows.com, Life & Style Magazine, The Nate Berkus Show, Dabble Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Adore Magazine, Pop Sugar Home, Joyus.com, House of Fifty Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.

When he’s not working on his next design, he can be found in the kitchen. From experimenting on a new cocktail, updating a beloved classic recipe or meticulously crafting a tablescape for his next dinner party, Courtney loves sharing his home and his passion for entertaining with friends and family. But what he enjoys most is spending quality time with his lovable mutt, Scruffy, who he affectionately calls his “design assistant”.