"My husband and I hired Katie to update our 13 year old kitchen and family room. We were looking for a fresh look. Katie stepped in and helped us achieve a current seaside look, not too nautical! She was a pleasure to work with, very accessible, responsive and efficient! It was a seamless process, we couldn’t have done it without her. I would absolutely hire her again!"
Mark & Tricia Wojcicki, Amesbury MA
"We hired Katie to help us design our retail juice bar location in Durham, NH. We were looking for a fresher look that was rustic but inviting at the same time. Katie listened closely to our ideas and did an amazing job translating that vision into a work of art. We were so happy with her design work that we have now used her on 2 other projects. Her rates are reasonable, she is very reliable and she is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommended her services!"
–Alex Vandermark, The Juicery Owner, Newburyport MA, Durham NH and Portsmouth, NH
"Katie was wonderful to work with. I was decorating an apartment which had a different flare then I wanted. She easily merged items to move the overall scheme to something I was comfortable and excited with. She decorates with the client always in mind but will offer up ideas when you don't have them. I was decorating long distance so we did a lot online and Katie took the extra steps to be there since I wasn't able to be. She took care of everything and turned over a beautiful completed project. She was a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her services."
-Mara DePoalo, Seaport Boston MA
"Katie is absolutely amazing. I am terrible at decision making and my condo has an open and very different set up. Katie listened to everything I had to say and gave me beautiful suggestions. She made me a gorgeous concept board that we tweaked and worked on together until it was perfect. It truly brought her and my ideas to life. I took a lot of what we created and made it reality. I get so many compliments on how cozy my home is whenever guests come to visit. She went above and beyond for me, and found some things at great prices to fit my budget. I was going through a tough time, when I called on her to help me make my place my own. She brought so much light to the situation and we ended up calling it the "FU renovation". We even had this great idea for a dining room table and when we could not find it.... Katie found someone to make it for us and at a great price! She even came with her husband to set it up for me! I cannot say enough about Katie and her company Ivory and Bone. Even following her social media now I get so many wonderful ideas. I will definitely be using her again when I buy my next home!"
-Kendra Milan, Beverly MA
"5 stars! :) Katie helped me design my dining room, I had a few ideas around what I wanted but had no idea how to pull it together. Katie brought the look to life! It was beyond what I could have imaged. My husband and I both love it which is also a win because we don’t always agree on style. Katie not only helped us pull the look together but she got us in touch with a general contractor who was great to work with. He does some of the best work I have seen. The whole experience was amazing, Katie was so great to work with and super responsive. I can’t wait until we redecorate our next room, we will be using Ivory and Bone again!"
-Lisa Burzdak Eriks, Jamaica Plain MA
"Katie was absolutely amazing! We wanted to remodel our 20+ year old contemporary and had no idea where to start with design and decor. Katie came in and was so easy to work with. She knows where to find the right products and materials that blend both style and comfort and has an exceptional eye for color. I appreciated how accessible she was and how quickly she responded and rectified any issues, always staying within our budget. We began the renovation with our two living rooms that have been transformed into beautiful spaces looking 2X the actual cost. More importantly, the design she chose will stand the test of time, not going out of style 10 years down the road. Katie made me feel super comfortable even though it was the first time working with a designer. She has great vision and creative ideas. We are eager to work with Katie again on a full basement and kitchen renovation."
–Kristan and Craig Collins, Newbury MA
"In 2016, my husband and I moved from a 1400 sq. foot apartment in Manhattan to an over 4000 sq. foot home in Portsmouth, NH. Needless to say, we had a lot of rooms to fill! After a brief, disappointing experience with another design firm, we talked with friends and colleagues to find a design firm we could trust. Enter Katie Goodrich of Ivory & Bone Interiors! We don’t have a “style” that is easily categorized but Katie was able to expertly discover the design aesthetic we were seeking. The process was highly collaborative, which was very important to me. She is patient and dedicated to find just the right pieces at the right price point. I’ve sought her input when I’ve found items on my own and that has been invaluable. Katie helped us furnish and decorate 6 rooms and we’re currently working on transforming our outdoor space. I couldn’t be happier with the results so far. I really enjoy working with Katie and highly recommend her."
–Kellyanne McCue, Portsmouth, NH
"Big fan of Ivory and Bone. Katie is a smart designer who did a great job for both of my restaurants in the last two years. Her ideas were in line with my brand and she found really interesting ways to incorporate lighting and texture throughout both restaurants to really make them shine. She is flexible, full of great ideas, helpful, and a blast to work with. She also worked well with several of our other vendors on collaborative projects that were part of our overall design, which was a huge help. Highly recommend her and will definitely work with her again!"
–Deepak Diwan, Owner of WuBurger, Cambridge MA and Woburn MA
"Working with Katie allowed me to take a big exhale. I had a bunch of ideas but I didn't know how they'd fit together or what the next step should be. Katie helped to create cohesive clear vision for our home. She helped me delete projects that would cost more than the value they would add, and to add a few projects that wouldn't cost much, but would make a big difference in the overall feel of our home. She's well versed in how to optimize the look and feel of every space.
We are still in the process. I can't wait to see what the "final" product looks like. An added bonus: Katie is caring, fun, funny, and of course has an innate sense of style."
–Sarah Tacy, Cambridge, MA
"When we purchased our house just over 10 years ago, we knew that we'd eventually want to redo the kitchen. While it was nice, it just wasn't our style - and we spend so much time in it! We finally decided to go for it & enlisted Katie of Ivory & Bone Interiors to help get it just right. Katie was fantastic to work with from start to finish! We had some thoughts on what we wanted & Katie supplied endless ideas as our design evolved over time. She was extremely receptive to feedback & was always conscious of our budget when proposing new ideas. We're so happy with how everything turned out & we're so thankful for Katie's dedication in helping us get our dream kitchen!"
– Jennifer Tramontana, Newburyport MA
"Katie's approach is very creative and incorporated our current home furnishings in a combination with her ideas. Her design services helped transform our home by using furnishings we brought from the West Coast with a fresh, modern look by adding some additional pieces, rugs and carpeting juxtaposed against a blend of different art. I highly recommend Katie."
–Marcia Alden, Charlestown MA
"My wife and I have worked with Katie on two large interior design projects and are thrilled with the results. She has a clear point of view about what a space should look like and how it should function, and she skillfully blends her vision with client input and tastes. She is conscious of budget and transparent in pricing and approach, and is incredibly responsive and available to her clients. Large projects are a significant investment of time and effort for all involved, so at the end of the day, you need to work with someone that is knowledgeable, inspires confidence and is easy and fun to work with. Katie is all that and more. She makes your home more functional and beautiful than you would have ever imagined. Five stars (and more)!"
–Alex Gramling, Newburyport MA and Kennebunk ME
“I was more than halfway there with my paint, lighting, furniture, and accessories but my space didn’t feel quite “finished” –I needed a final step and I knew I couldn’t accomplish what I needed to by myself so I contacted Ivory and Bone for a consultation. My job wasn’t a big one, but Katie and E were so responsive and engaged and genuinely enthusiastic that I felt like their only client! Not only did they make very spot-on and thorough concept boards for me, they were absolutely lovely and professional to work with. I also recommend following their blog for more ideas and just for fun!”
– Erin Lockwood, Newburyport MA
“Katie is so talented – I loved working with her from start to finish. She helped us design a few of our neglected bedrooms and turned them into rooms with personality so fitting for each of our three kids! Throughout the process, Katie was so warm and responsive – whether it was via email, text, phone or in person…she was always there to help. She is so creative and truly has a unique sense of style with an edge. She presents you with a variety of options and ideas at affordable prices. If you are looking for style and creativity you definitely wouldn’t be disappointed!”
– Julie Christie-Padden, Newburyport, MA
“I purchased my first home earlier this year and Ivory and Bone has been absolutely instrumental in helping me transform the house into something that I love. I had never needed to buy quality furniture before and didn’t give much thought to the layout of my previous apartments. Just the thought of furnishing and designing an entire house on my own was daunting and overwhelming. Katie came in, got an idea of what I liked and what I didn’t – and then helped me make that a reality. She’s been involved in just about every single detail of the process – what color paint for each room, what type of sectional sofa to get, ideas for maximizing the back yard. She even helped me with remodeling decisions…before I even moved in. She’s creative, resourceful, responsive and most importantly easy to work with. I can honestly say that without her help, I wouldn’t be nearly as happy as I am with the way everything has turned out. Can’t recommend her enough!”
– Brendan Fitzgibbons, Dallas TX
“In a world with Pinterest, home decor magazines, and plenty of inspiration everywhere, it was great to have a focused plan for our home. We have three competing styles, mine, my husbands, and our Airdale. Katie did a great job in merging those three styles, giving ideas to bring in new elements all while keeping the house streamlined. Now when I am out shopping at a home store or even at a yard sale I now have a sense of what “fits” in my home. That’s a priceless gift!”
– Ellen Fleming Clark, Salem MA
“From the beginning, our experience with Ivory & Bone interiors was amazing! We knew right away that Katie’s Unique style and vibe would be a perfect fit for us. She provided a level of expertise that gave us such confidence in our decisions. She listened to us, narrowed the selections and walked us through the pros and cons of each choice without pressure. The end result of our new home is an incredible expression of our family & lifestyle. We highly recommend her services, we couldn’t be happier!”
– Bryce & Mary Jo Anderson, Newburyport MA
“I thought it would be helpful to create a snapshot of what it’s like to work with Katie. Now keep in mind it is pretty well known that she is my sister, but I think a lot of people would agree that working with Katie is a one of a kind experience.
I told her I wanted my preschool to be different. To LOOK different. It was going to be one of the defining factors that differentiated me from other preschools in the area. I had pinned a lot of ideas, but like most people I was overwhelmed by the thought of execution. I needed to pass this off to Katie while I took care of the business end. I said, “Okay no primary colors and give it a modern twist.” She came back with a board “No, this is wayyy too modern, too much neon, too sterile. I need it warmer!” Second concept board comes in. “Katie this looks like a baby nursery, no!” At this point, anyone who knows my sister would be surprised to hear she didn’t flip the table. She weirdly stayed calm, I could tell she enjoyed the challenge. “Okay. Okay.” she says “I am going to figure this out.” That’s the thing about Katie...I didn't know what the hell I wanted. I just knew what I didn’t want. One of Katie’s biggest strengths is taking what you like, taking what you don’t like and helping you to create your own unique style. Her taste is SO good that she can elevate the design to something that you couldn’t even have imagined. Her knowledge of product on the internet blows my mind. She can go high end and low end. She EXECUTES and as a business owner, that is what you need during the hectic time of opening. When giving tours people are in love with the space. It’s warm, modern, unique, stylish...just like Ivory and Bone. Thank you Katie - It was a pleasure."
– Kristin Fichera, The Treehouse School of Portsmouth, Portsmouth NH
"Katie is a pro! Her sense of style and eye for layout and design is exactly what anyone looking for an interior designer could ask for! And on top of it, she's so easy to get along with!"
– Mary Barnhart, Newburyport MA