Christine Ralphs began her career in retail design in the US (Neiman Marcus) and the UK (Harrods), moving to Canada to co-found the Club Monaco retail brand. As Senior Vice President of Store Design and Marketing, Christine led the design and build of 150 stores world-wide and directed the company’s marketing campaigns, working with photographers like Richard Avedon, Mario Sorrenti, and Walter Chin, Art Directors Fabien Baron, Ruth Ansel, and Douglas Lloyd and Retail and Hospitality designers Yabu Pushelberg and Deborah Berke. The Club Monaco aesthetic that Christine and her colleagues created touched all parts of their customers lives, from environments, to graphics, to clothing, make-up and fashion for the home.
In 2003, Christine and her Club Monaco colleague, Michelle Lloyd took their combined expertise to create Lloyd Ralphs Design. With offices in Toronto and Miami, Lloyd Ralphs Design provides design consultation and services for a wide variety of high profile residential, commercial, retail and hospitality clients. Lloyd Ralphs Design is known for eclectic, modern and glamorous but relaxed environments, and has been widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier boutique design firms through extensive magazine and television coverage.
In her spare time Christine enjoys swimming, running, windsurfing and basically spending as much time on or near the water as possible. Christine has begun to develop her love of photography taking commissions from private clients and selling her work at Stripe Miami and on 1st dibs. Family and friends, travel, art, design, dcor and politics are also passions.