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courtnay tartt elias

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courtnay tartt elias

Welcome to my
colorFULL world!

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 and Creative Director at Creative Tonic

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 Design Associate and Project Manager

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.

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