WHY PEOPLE LOVE US

     Cate and Lathem’s verve and energy are contagious and I appreciate that they can always pull through what I was saying I want retained from our current setting... yet they build on with a fresh look.

     Through our contractor, we engaged Gordon Dunning to design a complete renovation of our main level floor space (including the kitchen, breakfast room, great room, living room, dining room, foyer, and powder room) to open up all the rooms into one single inviting space with the central focus being a contemporary styled kitchen. They designed every element of our renovation including the layout of an open concept floor plan (which encompassed the elimination of at least three structural walls) and all new finishes throughout the space. We also engaged them to design and install all the furnishings and décor including furniture, art, and accessories. I have to say that these two ladies created an amazing transformation of the main level of our home into a space that is truly jaw-dropping! Most importantly, Cate and Lathem displayed an uncanny ability to get a feel for our personal interests, hobbies, life history, and personal stories. Then, they successfully incorporated critical elements of our life stories into the design of the new space – a space that is incredibly sophisticated, stylish, personalized, yet casual & inviting. The ladies also threw in many unexpected, yet perfectly spot-on, elements in the design that allows for our home to be individualized and unique. I doubt that there is any kitchen anywhere that looks like our new kitchen – it is one of a kind! Even though my partner and I could not have envisioned the end result of the renovation of our home ourselves, we truly feel that Cate and Lathem created a free flowing, inviting and vibrant space for us that absolutely could not be more perfect for our lives. Now that we are settled back into our home, we have caught ourselves at random moments just gazing around the newly redesigned space, marveling at how beautiful it now is! And, in addition to the high quality of their work, Cate and Lathem made our renovation design process a fun experience because of their great sense of humor and fun loving personalities. Thank you Cate and Lathem, you are truly geniuses in home design field!

     Cate and Lathem have been a complete joy to work with! They are professional, talented, easy to work with and so much fun!!! We are extremely pleased with our home (they furnished our kitchen, dining room and living room). They listen intently, observe keenly and respond quickly--traits that are difficult to find in companies these days! We highly recommend them and their work!

     You don't need my words to describe Cate and Lathem's design style--it jumps out. What you can't see online is that Cate and Lathem, without question, care about their clients. They're devoted not to just make a pleasing space for their clients, though they do that in spades, but to make it their CLIENT'S pleasing space. They learn about you first, and your design preferences second, making both come alive through the design process. Couldn't recommend them enough.

     Gordon Dunning is phenomenal to work with! So smart and fun! They really listened to what we wanted and were able to provide design options that met our budget and vision. We are definitely working with them again!!

     Absolutely amazing! My husband thought he had walked into the wrong house!! Everything was so well coordinated. It amazed me how they pulled everything together perfectly down to the smallest detail and even made our old pieces look fabulous mixed in with the new.

     Lathem & Cate worked with me when I downsized to a smaller space in a high rise. Very few of my existing furnishings worked at the new place, so we started with a clean slate. They really listened and instinctively knew what I would like. They created a beautiful space that felt comfortable and familiar. They were a joy to work with throughout the project. They constantly surprised and delighted and made the whole process so easy. I look forward to working with GordonDunning again and highly recommend them.

     Gordon Dunning is a top-notch design company—a partnership of women who are amazingly talented designers and a joy to work with. They are gifted at understanding the personal tastes of their clients and the vibe clients wish to create for their space. I was truly astonished by the rooms they designed for us. Friends and family give us compliments regularly. Gordon Dunning helped make our home the way we have always wanted it to be, and I’m so grateful that we were able to work with them.

     We recently remodeled our home and had Cate and Lathem helped design and furnish our main living areas as well as helped with the selections for the overall fixture and countertop/tiles. We love our finished product and working with them was lots of fun. They really did a great job and had beautiful options to choose from - it was nothing I could have ever dreamed of putting together. Some of the items were things I would have never thought of, but we trusted them and they came out beautifully.

     GordonDunning gives expert advice to their clients. They are great at working with a client who already has ideas about the desired look, or outcome, or they can help the client find inspiration through their expertise! Either way, they are friendly and approachable, and a beautiful home is accomplished! I have enjoyed working with these ladies over the past four years!

     Lathem and Cate are fantastic!  This is our second house we have worked with them on and will definitely not be our last. I adore working with these two lovely ladies. Their style is spot on, and they understood me and my style immediately. They are very accommodating, responsive, and a true pleasure to work with. We just had a 40 person Christmas party, and there was not one person who came that did not remark on our house and the decorating. Top to bottom, GordonDunning styles and impresses. We are so lucky to have found them!

We found the ladies at GordonDunning incredibly easy to work with, and they do it all with as much or as little input as you want. They had a key to our house and let people in/out and did installs, measurements, etc. without us having to leave work or deal with contractors. They recommended and hired our painter and have relationships with all sorts of people you need and can manage all the details for their clients. 

Lathem and Cate will certainly tailor your house to your style; we found that the figured “us” out pretty quickly and we largely went with their recommendations on colors, furniture, accessories, etc. What we got are classic, quality pieces that we’ll have for the long-haul.