"I understand the demands of a busy family life, and the calming power of a beautiful, functional home."
A leader in design, fine art, antiques, and luxury home furnishings for over twenty years, Christine was the designer on the Emmy award-winning television show, This Old House. She trained at Harvard, National Trust (U.K.) houses, was a specialist at Sotheby's London, was an art gallery director, and co-founded The Cottage at Four Corners, a home store and design studio. She spent her formative years on Cape Cod and in London, and her family had a house in Spain; this helped shape her design aesthetic. Historic homes are a specialty; her childhood home was an 18th century sea captain's house. A mother of two grown sons, she resides in a historic house near Boston where in December 1782, the French Infantry camped for three days in what is now her back garden.
Her guidance has attracted a loyal following of clients on projects that span from residential refurbishments and new builds to bespoke commercial projects.
She believes in a hands on approach to design, creating individuality with vigorous research and understanding of the client brief as well as a deep understanding of the nature of the building so no one project feels the same.
"Thoughtful, energetic, and the most knowledgeable designer I've met, Christine is great at teaming up with even the least "designer-y" clients and gelling creative solutions that sing for them while honoring the history and aesthetics of the surroundings. She is an encyclopedia of decorative arts know-how and guides the toughest choices for color, hardware, fixtures, furnishings and everything else with a minimum of fuss!" Sarah Monzon, producer Bob Vila, This Old House, and The History Channel.