Christina Marie is a native Bostonian, who studied interior design in the southern hospitality state of South Carolina. After returning to Boston Christina had the amazing experience of working for one of Boston's most established and sought after kitchen and custom cabinetry designers. After working in the Boston Design Center, Christina opened her own design business in the spring of 2009. From brownstones in Beacon Hill to single families in the surrounding Boston suburbs, Christina has worked on projects of all shapes, sizes, and budgets. Christina's frequent travels to Europe and the Middle East have served to influence her design sensibilities and provide her a broadened sense of beautiful and lasting design. Christina believes that designing your home whether new or old should be a fun, inspiring experience and that the best interiors incorporate the old in with the new. Christina Marie Interiors Services Include:
1.) Home Decor Advice and General Consultation Who You Are-
The client who chooses this option has a strong sense of their personal decor style and wants to be the 'head designer' of their home spaces but could use a professional eye to refine and channel his or her inner designer.
What I Do -
After the initial in-person meeting, I help you realize your preferred design aesthetic at your particular budget level:
Sourcing product, whether to-the-trade items or cost-conscious substitutes
Suggesting paint (colors, brands, and glosses), wall coverings, window treatments, fabric, flooring, art, supplemental furnishings, and other accessories
Helping translate your vision into practical design decisions
What You Do -
Via phone or email, identify specific needs or design dilemmas and provide detailed information (including photos, measurements, and floor plans, if needed). Then, you put our joint vision into action:
Shopping (I'll source and you buy)
Implementing, via DIY or by coordinating professional services (including installations, painting and sewing) Establishing a specific game plan, budget and time line (you lead, I follow)
2.) Full-Service Decorating
Who You Are - The client who chooses this option is someone who lives within driving distance of Boston, MA, or is willing to fly me to their home for at least one in-person consultation. You have some general ideas of what you like and dislike but want to turn over the reigns to me to formulate a design vision for your space. Or maybe you are just too busy or too indecisive to handle the details of a redesign and want a professional to take care of everything for you.
What I Do - As you would expect in hiring a full-service interior decorator, I will provide a comprehensive and hands-on design plan. This includes preparing preliminary floor plans, design images, and renderings. I will also source, purchase and ensure proper installation of finishes and furnishings, doing my best to get the most out of your budget. My goal is to use exceptional finds and innovative design approaches to help make your room one-of-a-kind and uniquely yours.
What You Do - After meeting with me for an in-home consultation, you share your thoughts, ideas and opinions throughout the process, and work with me to understand your needs and successfully transform your space(s). You establish a budget and sign-off on purchases and major design decisions. Most of all, you are welcome to be as involved in the process as you would like to be!
Services for Option 1 are billed at an hourly rate and Option 2 is billed at a flat fee based on the scale and scope of your project. Travel expenses are to be reimbursed in full.
Invoices will be emailed to you every other week. I accept payment via personal check and Paypal.