Welcome to my
At Creative Tonic, everyday moments are celebrated, more is splendidly more + unexpected details are waiting to be discovered around every corner.
Courtnay Tartt Elias
Principal + Creative Director
Color is essential to my process.
Our world is a vibrant place and, for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt compelled to weave brilliance into my surroundings. As a child, gracefully styled vignettes filled the corners of my home, each sharing hints of my family’s story. My room was carpeted in soft lavender and spirited textiles courtesy of the 80s were running wild through my head. Studying 19th and 20th-century decorative arts at Sotheby’s London further solidified my appreciation for saturated hues, richly appointed textiles, and homes as the tellers of our stories.
I founded Creative Tonic in 2006 with a passion for composing layered environments that invite celebration. With a fearless use of color and decidedly inventive flair, our award-winning work has been praised by renowned editorial teams, including House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Luxe Interiors + Design, and PaperCity.
Brilliant living begins here.
meet the tonics
Trisha Thornton Allen
Lead Designer + Project Manager
Trisha joined the Creative Tonic team in 2017 and her knowledge of modern design technology is an incredible asset to the firm. With a contagious smile, positive outlook, and a detail-oriented approach, Trisha works tirelessly to bring her clients’ dreams to life.
When Trisha is not designing brilliant homes at Creative Tonic, you will find her soaking up quality time with her loving family, her husband, Dylan, and Birdie, their precious Toy Australian Shepherd.
Operations + Procurement Manager
Avery is a resourceful, highly-motivated member of the Creative Tonic family. She joined the team in 2019 and her unique set of talents and experiences brings unsurpassed energy to every interaction.
When not developing creative solutions for the team, Avery can be found traveling, fully immersed in a nearby museum, or sharing quality time with friends and family.