About


STUDIO Interior Design is a boutique design firm committed to creating warm contemporary environments residential and commercial:  from Manhattan lofts and high rises, Hamptons homes, residences in New Orleans and Houston, to commercial offices and restaurants.  The STUDIO team weaves a sophisticated mix of modern elements into clean, beautiful, custom interiors reflective of the client’s vision, goals and lifestyle.

Our approach to each project is based on a collaborative relationship between the principal designers and the clients.  We tailor our services to each client’s needs.  The STUDIO team brings a wealth of resources to each project from concept development to implementation.  Whether a gut renovation or decorative re-design we bring vision and results.

Founded and based in New York City, STUDIO Interior Design has offices in downtown Manhattan and New Orleans.  The founders’ paths crossed during their studies at Parsons The New School for Design. With a shared drive for detail and vision for livable, functional contemporary design, the STUDIO partnership was born in 2007.


     Christa Frey ,  co-founder and principal   Christa Frey began her design career following her studies at Parsons the New School for Design where she earned her AAS degree.  Building a foundation in residential interior design, Christa worked with renowned Drake Design Associates before founding her design practice.  Originally from Houston, Texas, Christa has lived in Paris, London, Atlanta and San Francisco before calling NYC home.  Living, working and studying in diverse environments honed Christa’s international urban style.  Her point-of-view draws inspiration from iconic modernists balanced with organic forms and materials.  These elements reflect the fresh, serene sophistication in her clean modern designs.   

 

Christa Freyco-founder and principal

Christa Frey began her design career following her studies at Parsons the New School for Design where she earned her AAS degree.  Building a foundation in residential interior design, Christa worked with renowned Drake Design Associates before founding her design practice.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Christa has lived in Paris, London, Atlanta and San Francisco before calling NYC home.  Living, working and studying in diverse environments honed Christa’s international urban style.  Her point-of-view draws inspiration from iconic modernists balanced with organic forms and materials.  These elements reflect the fresh, serene sophistication in her clean modern designs.

 

     Christa Schwartz ,  co-founder and principal   Christa Schwartz   creates timeless, polished and livable interiors.  Calling on her stint in the fashion industry, Christa successfully combines her technical knowledge with an instinct for refined, stylish design.  Between her studies at Parsons the New School for Design and prior to launching her design studio, Christa joined a global commercial project team in the interiors division of the award winning architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill.  After living and working in New York City for 12 years, Christa relocated to New Orleans and has established her design practice in a city rich with historic architecture.  A fundamental respect for the past has been the guiding principal of her most recent work.

 

Christa Schwartzco-founder and principal

Christa Schwartz creates timeless, polished and livable interiors.  Calling on her stint in the fashion industry, Christa successfully combines her technical knowledge with an instinct for refined, stylish design.

Between her studies at Parsons the New School for Design and prior to launching her design studio, Christa joined a global commercial project team in the interiors division of the award winning architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

After living and working in New York City for 12 years, Christa relocated to New Orleans and has established her design practice in a city rich with historic architecture.  A fundamental respect for the past has been the guiding principal of her most recent work.