I first took notice of Christopher Coleman when I saw him sitting next to Sheila Bridges (a designer whose work never fails to impress me), in the June 2007 issue of ELLE Decor offering advice on the best weatherproof tables for your home. I figured that anyone associated with Bridges (and anyone that good looking) must be worth checking out, and I was right.
Christopher Coleman is a born and bred Baltimore boy and a graduate of the Maryland Institute for Contemporary Art, who founded his own design firm, Christopher Coleman Interior Design, in Brooklyn's hip DUMBO district in 1993. Coleman mixes geometric shapes and clean lines to create simplicity in his chic interiors, which serve as a base for his playful and bold use of color and curious textures. I admire his ability to make a room glamorous using materials which don't necessarily cost an arm and a leg; he makes good design actually within reach. Coleman is also known for his imaginative children's rooms, where you might find a beach scenery wall mural or chalkboard floors, and he even has his own line of children's furniture, Christopher Coleman Kids. I don't know about you, but I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that he'll one day soon have a line of furniture for big kids. Tell me what you think of Coleman's interior and furniture designs when you