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.

Cyn­thia is an active vol­un­teer with the Junior League of Hart­ford, Fresh­place and Autism Speaks.