Interior designer Cristina Hadzi was deeply influenced by the art, culture, and soul of Rome where she was born and raised. Her father, renowned sculptor Dimitri Hadzi, lived and kept a 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 The ambiance of the Eternal City, with its abundant historical references and strong visual imagery, inspired her innate sense of style and nurtured her artistic gifts.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. Through these associations, she developed a strong belief in encouraging her clients to realize their own lifestyle requirements expertly guiding them in finding fluid, functional, and personalized solutions. Her love of juxtaposing periods and styles, unusual color combinations, luxurious fabrics and original materials, is balanced with understanding that certain projects call for tailored simplicity and modern elegance. Her practice includes residences in Manhattan, London, and Paris, and summer homes on Cape Cod and in Connecticut. She has designed commercial projects including a restaurant, gourmet markets/cafes, and a number of medical suites.
In addition to her own projects in 2016 she consulted for the opening of noted designer Jonathan Adler’s to-the-trade showroom in Manhattan. Her two year tenure included designing residences in the Modern American Glamour style he is best known for.
Recently, in collaboration with the esteemed Berta Walker Galleries on Cape Cod, she has expanded her art consulting division. The galleries’ commitment to preserving the historic legacy of the Provincetown art colonies perfectly complements the contemporary artists Cristina has recommended for her clients’ collections.
Since 2018, Cristina divides her time between New York City and Cape Cod, having established design offices in both locations
Cristina received her BA in Art History at Boston University and her certification in Interior Design at Parsons School of Design.
She is a former producer whose credits include a documentary about Willem de Kooning, and has served as special events consultant for Art Against AIDS/AMFAR, the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution.