Chris began his career in the design and furniture business in 1989 at a high-end furniture store in South Bend. There, he began to develop his design skills while finishing school. Over the course of 32 years, Chris has successfully built a reputation for good taste, artful design, honest business practices, and integrity of character.
Chris launched C. Kramer Interiors in the fall of 2012. He believes good design is always a collaboration between the designer and client, and that listening to the client’s needs is the most important aspect in achieving a finished project that truly reflects the client’s taste.
Chris’ design philosophy is rooted in the elements of classic architecture, art and furnishings. He believes interiors should be tailored to stand the test of time. Mario Buatta once said, “Before you pick the paint make sure the architecture is right,” and Chris agrees. In addition to Mario Buatta, Chris is inspired by designers Mark Hampton, Albert Hadley, Michael Smith and Scott Snyder.
Chris regularly goes to furniture markets and antique shows as well as studies several major publications to keep up to date on design trends and new product introductions. His travels have afforded him the opportunity to experience the famous architecture and interiors of Europe firsthand.
Chris also hosts a radio show on 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel every Saturday. You can read more about it here.
Feel free to contact Chris and his team of design professionals for a design consultation. He’s always up for a challenge.