CLIENTS and Brands:
Bed Bath & Beyond
Black & Decker
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Inspired by Kravet
Kate Spade New York
Lady Antebellum Heartland
Li & Fung USA
The Roosevelt Hotel
Chris Cahill has been surrounded by art and design for her entire life. As a child, she spent hours reinventing her dollhouse, using pages from art books as room dividers, building miniature balsa wood furniture, and shaping clay into tiny baked goods. On the weekends, she enjoyed behind-the-scenes excursions to the Museum of Modern Art where her mother was a curator in the print department. Chris went on to study studio art at Parson's School of Design's Paris campus and art history at the American College in Paris and Drew University. At Drew, she worked as a student curator at the Acorn gallery.
After graduating college, Chris continued to pursue museum work at the Hunterdon Art Museum and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She rediscovered her childhood love for interiors while working at Re-D, a New York City based interior design firm specializing in small commercial and residential spaces.
During her time in New York, Chris began her career as a prop stylist. Collaborating with some of the most talented photographers and art directors in the photo industry, she helped to create distinctive images for advertising, magazines and catalogues.
After years in the art and design industry, Chris was inspired to launch her own company. She founded Ecologia, a recycled housewares company with a commitment to ethical and sustainable consumerism. Running her own business further honed Chris’s ability to work within strict budgets and time constraints. After several years of selling products to stores such as Anthropologie and ABC Carpet & Home, Ecologia was privately sold.
Today, Chris brings years of experience to her styling and interior design work. Her background in art history allows her pull from a wide repertoire of artistic periods and movements, creating distinctive moods in each of her projects. Although Chris has her own personal aesthetic, she easily adapts to each client’s unique vision, creating an end-result that reflects the client’s individual style and personality. Her passion for sustainability is reflected in her innovative problem-solving skills; she loves finding ways to upcycle existing elements of a room, incorporating them into the final design solution.