Interior designer Cristina Hadzi was deeply influenced by the art, culture, and soul of Rome where she was born and raised. Her father, renown artist Dimitri Hadzi, lived and kept a sculpture studio there for 25 years. The ambiance of the Eternal City, with its abundant historical references and strong visual imagery, inspired her innate sense of style and nurtured her artistic gifts.
Cristina opened her New York firm in 1995 after apprenticeships with leading designers Robert Currie, Richard Keith Langham, and T. Keller Donovan. She collaborates with her clients to identify their true lifestyle vision, expertly guiding them in accessing functional, beautiful, personalized solutions. Her love of juxtaposing historical styles, unusual color combinations, and luxurious fabrics and materials, is balanced with a clear understanding that tailored elegance and understated simplicity is equally desirable. She has designed residences in London and Paris as well as summer homes in Connecticut and on Cape Cod. Commercial ventures include restaurants, gourmet markets, and medical offices. Additionally Cristina is enlisted to consult on design projects, recently collaborating with Jonathan Adler in opening their flagship to the trade showroom in New York.
Since 2018, Cristina divides her time between New York City and Cape Cod, having established design offices in both locations.
She is a former producer whose credits include a documentary about Willem de Kooning, and a special events consultant for Art Against AIDS/AMFAR, the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution.
Cristina received her BA in Art History at Boston University and her certification in Interior Design at Parsons School of Design.