ABOUT STUDIO KARRAS
CHRISTINA KARRAS has countless legendary commissions under her belt from famous recording studios to rock star homes; eco havens to creative headquarters, both commercial and personal.
An intuitive sensibility, attention to detail, and highly professional creative process ensures every desire is fully explored, attended to and designed to measure and meet client expectation. Christina is admired, personable and highly regarded by her clients who find unbounded inspiration from her enthusiasm, clarity and exceptional work ethic.
Besides the practical aspect of creating beautiful interiors, Christina has the ability to interpret the intangible, creating vibe and ambience, offering spaces so much more than the sum of the parts. The emotion garnered from her designs is her signature of genuine inspirational artistry.
Christina is a true Venice designer offering a full-scale ground up service. While she’s living her life Christina can be found in devotion to her family: hiking the rocks in Joshua Tree, sitting in the hot Springs at Esalen and Maui, roaming the hippy enclave of Marin County or further afield at the Paris flea markets or London theatre. Her two children Camille Viola and Taj Kosta are an unending source of joy, as are Mocha and Foxy, her beloved canines.
In her early twenties during her days as a wild child, her home in Hollywood Hills naturally attracted musicians and bohemia drawn to the natural ambience she created. As they signed record deals and bought homes, they asked Christina to recreate her languid, rich and compelling ambience for them. Having done the journey of rock ‘n roller, rebel artist, respected designer, showroom owner, and now Venice Beach mama with a settled peaceful equilibrium, she understands the many facets of life expression and is able to recreate whichever sensibility is required.
The process of a design project begins with getting the feel of both the architectural space and the client. An initial meeting may feel like getting together with an old friend over lunch at a local cafe, but this is one of the most important parts of planning the intimate journey of creating a space.
From this consideration, Christina will have an in-depth discussion of client needs, both practical and aesthetic. These visioning sessions allow an exploration of individual ideas and an ability to articulate the impression of the final goal.
An initial design plan is produced, indicating moods, colors, and a vision for the space. Once discussed and finalized, the team at Studio Karras will contract and procure all the elements necessary to turn the space into a work of art that builds on and enhances the initial vision.