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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 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 graduate work at Harvard and Sotheby's Institute.

In 1991, Christine co-founded the Rhode Island home store, The Cottage at Four Corners. She has lectured on design at Sotheby's New York, Boston Architectural College, and Wentworth Institute. Old homes are a specialty; her earliest childhood home was an 18th century sea captain's house on Cape Cod. She resides with her children in a historic 19th century house near Boston where, in December 1782, the French Infantry under Rochambeau camped for three days in what is now their back garden.

"We have worked with Christine on several high-end homes over the past few years. 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, AIA

"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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