My goal is to create beautiful yet functional spaces while providing high quality service.

I live and work in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Having degrees in both interior design and international business, I understand business objectives while designing my projects.  My professional experience ranges from building custom homes to helping launch successful restaurants and bars.

I specialize in both hospitality and residential design, but restaurants have become my passion. I pride myself in providing the highest quality service through proven organizational and project management skills.

I was fortunate to be an integral designer for the house featured in MTV’s “The Real World” San Diego. I have also designed many successful and creative restaurant spaces in southern California and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  I encourage prospective clients to visit these spaces and contact my past clients to confirm my commitment to excellence.

I am dedicated to working with clients to understand and meet their needs at every level of planning, design, and development. I believe in the power of good design where form merges with function to deliver solutions that are as appropriate as they are beautiful. With a serious attention to detail, I guarantee that every project and client gets the ultimate in personal and professional service. 

My husband and I decided to build our dream home, a large modernist house with a pool, three years ago. It was a challenging project, with many moving parts, but having Chris Burgin by our side from start to finish was an invaluable asset.
— Elisabeth & Philip Benfey, Chapel Hill