Claire Ratliff, Design Partner, developed her love of interior design in her hometown Austin, exposed to classical Southern style through her mother, a designer and avid antique collector. After attending the University of Texas at Austin, Claire continued her studies as a graduate student in London where she became well versed in art history and design. After working for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, she joined C&K in 2001 where she has been a pivotal contributor to the firm’s success, highlighted by her designs for the Colorado Ranch and the historic John Volk home in Palm Beach, Florida. Recognized for her expertise in antiques, Claire is an annual participant in Europe’s finest antique shows and artfully marries architecture and furnishings in all spaces. She has a gift for color theory which is evident in the lively yet elegant residences she’s completed. Claire lives in New York City and enjoys traveling with friends and family.