Never let it be said that interior designer Cynthia Mason takes the path most traveled. In both her journey to becoming the passionate principal of Cynthia Mason Interiors and in the design solutions she imagines for her clients, Cynthia embraces the unexpected as a way to bring the exceptional to light.
Cynthia’s gift is in listening. Her success comes from identifying her clients’ wants and needs, likes and dislikes, and translating them into wonderfully imagined and imaginative interiors. “I draw on art, architecture and my client's dreams for inspiration, but understanding how a client lives — and understanding how a client wants to live — is the basis for my work.”
Untethered by design rules, she blends function with style, both classic and modern, and fearlessly uses color for a one-of-a-kind look. From single rooms to entire homes, Cynthia works at the level her clients need — the goal being always to create a portrait of her clients’ lives, not a reflection of herself.
Cynthia’s designs have received both national and local recognition. In 2009, she won two of the top prizes at the International Dream Room Competition. From more than 300 entrants, Cynthia’s bathroom and living room designs were awarded top honors by the judging committee that included editors from Traditional Home and House Beautiful. Cynthia was a participating designer for the Junior League of Hartford’s Designer Show House where her powder room was recognized for its mix of unexpected materials. She regularly appears in area newspapers and publications, including the Hartford Courant and Hartford Magazine, and her work has appeared in Traditional Home magazine. The Winter 2011 issue of New England Home Connecticut Magazine showcased Cynthia's room from the recent Designer Spaces & Market Places event.
Cynthia studied color theory and interior design at the Atlanta College of Art and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. These academic pursuits, along with broad business experience and extensive international travel, give Cynthia a refreshing perspective and imbue her designs with a resonance that only comes from embracing exploration and discovery.