Christie Carpentieri (Schultz), ASID, IDS Member
Principal Interior Designer & Decorator, Creative Director and Lead Buyer
Christie Carpentieri has over 30+ years of experience in the interior design and decoration profession and is Principal/Owner, Lead Interior Designer & Decorator, and Buyer of The Interior Design Studio in Brookfield, CT – a boutique design studio creating captivating spaces that are not only stunning to take in, but functional as well.
Drawing from her Italian heritage, Christie Carpentieri creates sophisticated looks that are as comfortable as they are fashionable. Her designs combine a mix of modern elements along side of traditional pieces – and she always keeps family, friends, entertaining and cuisine in mind when designing. Her ability to blend the old with the new is promising for those who have sentimental pieces, heirlooms and antiques that they couldn’t bear to part with. Her loyal following depend on her vision and creativity to create their home or place of business into chic, livable spaces.
Christie creates cohesive, tasteful and comfortable looks for her clients in Fairfield, Westchester & Litchfield counties. She is responsible for many lake and waterfront home interiors throughout the area. Many Manhattan residents choosing to escape the bustling urban life and purchase a CT home in the rolling hills of Litchfield county or in northern Fairfield County, have Christie create their sanctuary escapes. While those clients live their demanding urban lifestyle during the weekdays, they depend on her to create their weekend and holiday getaways. It’s not unusual that she is called to travel on destination projects for clients as well. She’s traveled to the Hamptons, Rhode Island, Florida, and Arizona for destination projects. Her work displays an artful ambiance, yet the science of design is never forgotten. Each space is relaxed, well planned and cozy. Christie’s warm and personal demeanor is reflective in her work. Throughout her career, she has been featured in numerous magazines and in designer show houses.
When not working on projects with her clients or in the design studio, she can be found spending quality time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren, playing with her 2 pooches, Zoe & Chaz or rummaging through art galleries. She enjoys hosting holidays and occasions throughout the year, which always include her own Italian cuisine from her heritage for family and friends to savor.
Meredith Rell O’Connor, CKBD
Operations & Finance Manager and Professional Organizer
Boutique & Social Media Director, Assistant Designer and Buyer
Administrative Assistant & Accounts Receivables
Seasonal and Holiday Decorator & Tablescapist