Wednesday, September 5

Profile: Mark Christofi

Mark Christofi and Fred/photo François Dischinger

Mark Christofi's living room/photo François Dischinger

I love interior designer Mark Christofi’s fresh style and his ability to juxtapose traditional and classical elements with surprising contemporary accents.
Warmth, wit, and whimsy are all hallmarks of his award-winning style. Mark was recently named one of The New Tastemakers for 2007 by House & Garden magazine.

My personal favorite is the living room of Mark’s Greek Revival home in Massachusetts. The living room features an antique Italian armchair refinished with skull-and-crossbones fabric from 19th-century funeral curtains.

What do you love most about your work?
The creative process.

What is your decorating trademark?
Combining varying styles with unexpected accents.

Who are your style icons?
David Adler, Dorothy Draper, Karl Springer

What is your favorite travel destination?

What is your favorite luxury in life
Taking long walks with Fred, my dog

What is your most prized possession
My 93 Chevy Blazer

What would people be most surprised to learn about you
I hope to be able to take an engine apart and put it back together someday.

What was the inspiration for the Moorish wall motifs in your home?
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston


Mélanie said...

I can see an HERMES balnket on the picture ....Yes YES Yes

ALL THE BEST said...

Good eye Mélanie and doesn't it look great in that room!

Brilliant Asylum said...

I love the patterned wall. Are the designs painted? It would probably take forever to duplicate.

ALL THE BEST said...

The wall motif is by Lukin Murals in Portland, Maine.

Unknown said...

Great Interview. I love Mark's bold and graphic use of pattern.
Good work Mark!!

Marissa said...

i love this room. the walls are amazing and the white coral lamps are cute.

ALL THE BEST said...

I just love the lamps too Marissa!

ALL THE BEST said...

I think Mark's bold and graphic use of pattern is sooo great Patricia! I LOVE it.

annechovie said...

Very cool wall treatment by Lukin! Love the bold graphic quality - makes the room unique! Mark has great style! Great post, Ronda.

Unknown said...

What an interesting guy. Such style! I love the stenciled walls - they're so dramatic but the room retains a comfortable vibe.

cassandra said...

gorgeous! this is exactly my style. love the room, and love your blog too! i'm adding you to mine :)