Elizabeth Valkovics founded Batten Court Design to serve her clients with a truly tailored and refreshing design experience. BCD provides hotel owners, restauranteurs and busy professionals design solutions that transform spaces to places where you want to be.
Graduating from the Interior Design School of London, Elizabeth quickly rose to a be a prominent name in the industry. She worked as Design Director at Design Worldwide Partnership and Head of Interiors for EDGE Architects before launching her design studio, Batten Court Design.
Noteworthy projects include renovation of the W Hotel Yas Island Abu Dhabi, 94 apartment types in the luxury private residences in the next tallest building in the world, and Interiors Branding for 5 new hotels in Dubai.
Known for her charisma and quirky sense of humor, Elizabeth Valkovics’ passion for design has earned her international praise and attention. With experience in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, she has led the design for 5-star hospitality projects, resorts, retail spaces, restaurants, bars, offices, commercial spaces and private residences.
Elizabeth believes in design and its power to transform. At the heart of every project are the people. With a background in fine art, Elizabeth’s designs begin with a traditional approach, hand sketching and gathering inspiration from various influences such as theatre, music, fashion, food and travel. We are all drawn to storytelling, and as such, Elizabeth develops a unique design story for each project.
Elizabeth was listed in Commercial Interior Design’s Power 50 List 2019. She has served as a speaker for the Design Mena Summit 2018, Light Middle East, INDEX Dubai and Middle East Lighting Design Summit 2019. She has provided content for Commercial Interior Design Magazine, and was a previous member of the BIID (British Institute of Interior Design).
She currently resides on the beach in Abu Dhabi with her husband, son and golden retriever, Gus. They are building a custom home which will also house her boutique interior design studio in Batten Court in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
“Elizabeth’s sincere enthusiasm, passion, creativity and keen eye for detail along with her approach to design problem-solving and negotiation abilities to manage the project from inception to completion are commendable.”
-S.Smith - Marriott International
“When working with Elizabeth you can expect strong design concepts, great attention to detail and clear concise communication.”
- F.Faraidooni - sidra llc
“The work that elizabeth and her team continually and reliably deliver is outstanding, innovative and inspiring.”
-s. wynter - marriott international
“CLEAR, CREATIVE THIRST...INNOVATIVE...VERY ENTHUSIASTIC IN HER APPROACH.”
-N. CRADDOCK - IMKAN
“Elizabeth is an exemplary leader of design. She brings a fresh and dynamic approach. Positivity, enthusiasm and energy to be admired, working with Elizabeth is always a pleasure.”
“ELIZABETH IS AN INCREDIBLE MENTOR. SHE ENCOURAGES YOU TO PUSH YOUR DESIGN TO BETTER YOURSELF AND YOUR WORK. WE CAN'T FORGET HER FUN AND QUIRKY SPIRIT! SHE'S AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH.”