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BACKGROUND

"I understand the demands of a busy family life, and the calming power of a beautiful, functional home."

Christine has specialized in fine and decorative art, antiques, design, and luxury home furnishings for over twenty-five years. The designer on the Emmy award-winning television show, "This Old House", she trained at National Trust (UK) houses, Sotheby's London, museums, and galleries. With a degree in Art History, and an MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design, she completed graduate work at Harvard and Sotheby's Institute.

She split her childhood between Cape Cod, London, and Tenerife, Spain, where this early international background help shape her design aesthetic. In 1991, Christine co-founded The Cottage at Four Corners, the Rhode Island home store. She has lectured at Sotheby's New York, Boston Architectural College, and Wentworth Institute. Christine is an active supporter of a number of charitable organizations serving on Boards related to the Arts, education, and green spaces. Historic homes are a specialty; her earliest childhood home was an 18th century sea captain's house with beehive oven on Cape Cod. She resides in an old house near Boston is where, in December 1782, the French Infantry under Rochambeau camped for three days in what is now her back garden.

"We have worked with Christine on several high-end homes over the past decade. She brings with her a palpable energy, a love for design, and a collaborative spirit. The interior design process can overwhelm our clients, and to have her leadership and confident guidance is valuable, if not critical, to a project's success." Howard Raley, Flavin Architects

"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.

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