Get to Know: Chrissie Haim
Enriching the lives of others through art
Long Island designer Chrissie Haim is an Interior Decorator
is known for creating sophisticated, yet approachable spaces without
sacrificing function for families. Her passions include interior decorating, home build projects, garden design, accessorizing with precise detail, and decorating with purpose and intent.
Q: We love the beautiful blue spaces you have designed. What is your favorite color blue?
A: Using blue in my designs allows me to create tranquil spaces while also packing a punch. I love using a wide variety of blues. For the walls, my favorite color blue is a dusty blue. One with grey undertones so it doesn't read baby blue. It can be both feminine and masculine, and insanely relaxing. My favorite blue paints are: Mineral Alloy, Santorini Blue, and Nantucket Fog.
Q: Tell us one thing every room needs.
Every room needs a metallic element. I usually achieve this through hardware, lighting, or accessories. It creates instant balance and can often be a talking point. Brass statement knobs on cabinets with a fabulous light fixture is a win for me!
Q: What is most important to you when working with a client?
A: When I am working with a client, it is so important to establish a relationship that allows me to see their vision clearly. Sometimes the client is unable to pinpoint their style and I need to pull it out of them and translate it into a functional and beautiful design. This can only happen with good communication, listening, transparency, and trust. Once those key elements are established, the possibilities of creating a unique and creative space are endless. The hope is that my client always trusts the vision and can take some risks that I feel are rewarding.