Christine Plante joins BLAKROCK from a varied career beginning at Town & Country Magazine. While there, a keen sense of style and design was honed while exploring antique shops both in New York and European cities. After years of designing houses for friends and family, she started her own interior design business with a like-minded fellow fashion editor. Hard work and good old fashioned know-how led to a successful business for more than 15 years. Christine was able to use a unique blend of traditional and modern elements to create rooms that reflected their owners’ personalities while infusing each space with casual elegance and practical luxury. Timeless should be Christine’s tagline, she has the innate ability to make traditional interiors cool again. A classicist with a nod toward todays traditional and sometimes transitional aesthetic, Christine can combine colors, patterns and amazing textures to create one of a kind interiors that are sophisticated, comfortable and family friendly.
Chris Veal is the founder and owner of Whitestone Enterprises, a design build general contracting company located in historic Franklin Tennessee. Chris earned a solid reputation as someone who can envision a projects potential and bring the vision to reality. In 2012 Chris was the first designer in Tennessee to be selected as an exclusive member of the Viking Designer Guild. This distinction came from his ongoing commitment to be the best in the industry and maintain a high level of professionalism and dedication to product knowledge and design innovation. In 2014. Chris took Over as President of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and filled that role through 2016. Since that time, Chris’s construction knowledge and personal design views have landed him and his companies at the forefront of design build companies in Tennessee. Chris has been a consultant, art director and project manager for many HGTV productions. Chris’s attention to quality, his design aesthetic and his building and construction knowledge has earned him recognition in
many local and regional publications. Chris is a constant source for helping the design community bring their visions to reality, This commitment to bringing both architectural and interior design projects to fruition was the catalyst for him to start Blakrock Interiors.