Kathie Chrisicos is a residential interior designer working at her own company Chrisicos Interiors, since 2002 from Boston, Massachusetts. Collaborating with artisans and master craftsmen she has created luxurious interior designs, that her clients love coming home to. She has also been a member of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), as of 2003 and served as board member and president of the New England IFDA Chapter. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Kathie Chrisicos.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
Transitional is a style that describes our look. Our clients historically have requested a clean lined look that will always be original and not dated to a specific design period.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
The process begins with foundation details: communication between the designer and the client concerning specific desires and budget; the space plan and creative selections that translate into a special room.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
The photographers have my admiration. I have had the pleasure of working with Greg Premru, John Horner and Mali Azima. Documenting our work is the final step in the design process. The photography allows designers to share the remarkable results of their creativity. A photographer’s knowledge of lighting and perspective is a critical talent. A project that is not photographed properly does not represent the client’s home and the designer’s vision.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Being immersed in my world of design both visually and intellectually keeps me in a creative place. Visiting the project site with the client is the other key to inspiration.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
An enjoyment and love of design and the world of design has brought me to and kept me in this career path. My advice is to balance business knowledge and a love of creating a flourishing design business with a love of the creative process. Ying and Yang of design!