Montague Design takes the time to learn your taste, work-flow for the space, habits, and irritants. With this approach, they are able to create an innovative design that exceeds expectations once executed. Their work completely fulfilled our goals for spending time together as a family in mixed-use first-floor living space. Their work habits really mesh well with busy professionals who have high expectations and strict schedules. They always follow thru, are on time, and manage the people executing the work with similar diligence.

  • Gabriella G., Pittsburgh, PA

Montague Design is the best in the business, no question. They run a very efficient project, understand and work within your budget. They never miss any details, are always on time for meetings, and work around your schedule. They possess all the talent and skills and are consummate professionals. They listen to what you like and what you want and always offer up their opinions, understanding that what you like is the most important. I've used Montague Design for two projects and would not hesitate using them for any future projects, big or small.

  • John R., Pittsburgh, PA

Montague Design is absolutely amazing. Very professional. Punctual with appointments. Was able to translate my visions into our home. They work very hard to make sure deadlines are met in a timely manner. They also stayed within our budget for items and were willing to find choices to stick within our budget. They put together an amazing book, a paint schedule book, for the painters to have on site. It is a very specific, room-by-room guide, which covered wall, trim and ceiling colors. It was complete with floor plans for the painters. I was also given a copy to keep for future use. Our home was a very large undertaking, and I am grateful that I had Montague Design working with me. They are also able to deal well with difficult personalities on the job site.

  • Tara H., Pittsburgh, PA

Montague Design was a pleasure to work with, understanding my goals and budget completely. We remodeled two secondary bathrooms. They needed to be updated (20 years old) but because they were not on the main floor and not often used, we were conscious of our budget. They had ideas that never occurred to me on how to update, upgrade. (They saw the bathrooms as part of the whole floor so coordinated colors and style to match the rooms nearby…great idea.) They had great sources, too. We kept both floors but the one was mauve ceramic (yes, mauve) and I never thought we’d come up with a design to keep it. It looks fabulous…. It may now be my favorite room in the house. Both bathrooms were transformed into lovely, updated spaces with eye-catching features. I would definitely hire Montague Design again.

  • Dotti B., Pittsburgh, PA

I worked with Catherine for two years before we moved into our custom built home. It was a very pleasant experience. She worked very closely with the builder and architect and all three made a very good team. Her background in European antiques was very helpful. She is connected with both the New York and Los Angeles antique communities. In my opinion, the “best” quality Catherine offered was allowing me to make the decisions on my home. I never felt pressured into doing anything with which I wouldn’t be happy.

  • Sharon U., Paradise Valley, AZ


I have worked with interior designers that are known around the world for excellence in their arena. The things that set you apart from all that I have worked with are your organizational skills and your humility in addition to your design excellence. You have the ability to work not only with the owners, architect and builder but with the trade contractors as well. You were instrumental in creating a multi-million dollar project that not only had finishes and design that are second to none but you have the ability to understand the processes involved to make the construction phase efficient. Your ability to make decisions, coordinate details, and most important your written follow up was instrumental in the success of this project.

  • Jerry M., President, Desert Star Construction, Inc. Phoenix, AZ

As a professional lighting designer, I worked with Catherine on the Remax Shadyside Office—taking an existing office and turning it into a “Jewel Box.” She worked hard for her clients, bringing their vision to reality, resulting in a space that was dynamic, interesting and fresh… within budget. By listening to her client and understanding his vision for the space, Catherine’s attention to detail and guidance with the client’s decisions ensured that his vision became reality. She realized the importance that lighting would play in this project and helped her client see the value of the luminaires that were necessary to make a statement.

  • Hal H., Hilbish McGee, Pittsburgh PA

As a Design/Build remodeling contractor in Southwest Florida, we have been very fortunate to have Catherine. We have found her to be one of the most talented designers we have worked with. Her eye for style, color and texture is exceptional. We have found her to be very honest, forthright and fair. She listens to her clients and tends to their wishes without compromising the aspects of design. We would recommend her, without hesitation to anyone desiring her services.

  • Jon L., Builders Integrity Group, Inc., Naples, FL