About Chris

Chris Chura is the owner of Chura Custom Interiors. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Interior Design from The George Washington University and is a member of the Interior Design Society. Chura Custom Interiors is a Minority/Woman Business Enterprise certified and licensed in the state of Virginia.

"My goal is to enhance the enjoyment and value of your home. By developing your personal desires, I will create a beautiful space for you to live, relax, and entertain in."

 
 
 CHRISTINE M. CHURA

Resumé

   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Owner/Interior Designer
Chura Custom Interiors, Williamsburg, VA
July 2003 to Present

Provide interior design consulting for private clients. Licensed in the state of Virginia.

Services include:

  • Space planning
  • Color and material coordination
  • Selection of furniture, fabrics, finishes and accessories
  • Custom built-ins, window treatments, and bedding


Selections Center Coordinator
High Street Williamsburg
Creations Home Design Studios
September 2006 to May 2007

Coordinated new home finish selections between home buyer, home builder and finish vendors for a high-end mixed use community. Met with home buyers to select and order all permanent interior finishes for new home, including cabinetry, flooring, counter tops, lighting fixtures, plumbing, tile and paint colors. Collected payments on upgraded products. Maintained showroom and samples.


Senior Designer September 2003 to March 2004
Associate Designer November 2001 to August 2003
Builders Design & Leasing Inc. Gaithersburg, MD

Produced model home interiors for builder-specified buyer categories. Designed square footage within budgetary guidelines in collaboration with Senior Design Team Manger and Marketing Representatives. Developed schedules and produced built-in CAD drawings. Presented project proposals to homebuilders. Installed furniture, artwork and accessories in model homes. Supervised design and warehouse crews at job sites.


Interior Designer
Window Creations, Hayes, VA
October 2000 to October 2001

Provided a full range of custom design work, including space planning, fabric and finish selection, custom furniture, window treatments, carpet, wallpaper and accessories.


Interior Designer
Builders Design & Leasing Inc. Gaithersburg, MD
January 2000 to September 2000

Designed model home interiors from concept to installation. Responsibilities included initial design, space planning, theme room development, and specification of furniture, fabrics, and finishes. Designed bed and window treatments and built-ins. Compiled presentation boards and books. Collaborated with marketing, pricing, purchasing, drafting, and warehouse personnel and tradesmen. Worked closely with homebuilders on finish specifications.


Interior Designer
Brown*Davis Interiors Incorporated, Washington, DC.
August 1999 to December 1999

Began as intern assisting project managers in the daily coordination of their projects. Hired full-time after internship. Work experience included compiling project information books for clients, historic research, meetings with clients, architects and builders, drafting floor plans and elevations, and creation of price quotes and material specifications.

AWARDS
2003 LIBI Award, Beechwood Home, Country Pointe @ Kings Park - Charlestown & Belmont
2002 Max Award, Ryland Homes, Cypress Hills
2002 Max Award, Ryland Homes, Emerson
 
CLIENTS
   
Atlantic Homes, Inc.
Beechwood Homes, Inc.
Craftstar Homes, Inc.
D. R. Horton
Portrait Homes
Realen Homes
Ryland Homes
Toll Brothers, Inc.
U.S. Homes
Wood Companies, Inc.
Private residential clients
 
EDUCATION
   
Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Mount Vernon College at The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
Minor in Psychology

Associate of Arts in Art
Lasell Junior College, Newton, MA
Special study in Three Dimensional Design
 
 

 


 


"We love our 'new' loft room. Between the built-in media cabinetry, a craft area, air hockey table and even a hidden kitchenette, there is something for the entire family. A true retreat."

~ Susan and George



"'It looks just like you!' is what my friends said after Chris worked her magic on our home. I can't think of a higher compliment. One reason we chose Chris was her apparent ability to work with any style of a home and maintain its integrity. Many designers have 'their look' which they impose on their clients, I wanted 'my look' and Chris easily discerned what that was, defined it, pulled it together, and executed it.

You did such a wonderful job mixing the pieces we brought with us with the new pieces and accessories you added. It tied together the interior and exterior mood so well."

~ Bob and Sydney

 

 
 


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