Originally born Richard Lowell Madden in Anchorage, Alaska, Christopher Lowell was destined for creative greatness. Son of a professional carpenter and cinematographer father and a mother who constantly worked to make a nice home on a limited budget, Christopher was raised in an artistic and fun-loving environment. Trained as a classical pianist, Christopher left home at age 9 to join the Southern California Boys Choir where he played until the age of 17.
Christopher tried his hand at acting and was a self-proclaimed “starving artist” throughout the 1970s. Eventually realizing that his talent was more useful off-stage, Christopher started designing everything from entire sets to individual costumes for numerous stage productions in both New York City and theaters across the country. With his eye for drama and his creative flair, Christopher decided to take his skills to the corporate world, where he successfully developed and created award-winning television and print ad campaigns for a variety of companies.
In 1992, Christopher opened the doors to his first home arts center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For the next four years he taught, encouraged and inspired average people to take charge of their lives and design dilemmas with his winning “you can do it” attitude. His ambition to reach more people drove Christopher to produce 10 years of programming for the Discovery Channel which included Interior Motives with Christopher Lowell, Wall to Wall and The Christopher Lowell Show for which he won an Emmy. Today, Christopher is the host of Work That Room with Christopher Lowell on the Fine Living Network, a part of the Scripps Howard family of networks which also includes HGTV.
Christopher heads Christopher Lowell Enterprises, the parent company to Christopher Lowell Productions and Christopher Lowell, Inc., the design, licensing and marketing arm of the consumer product division. His partners include many of America’s most respected retailers and manufacturers including Jo-Ann Stores, Office Depot, Smith+Noble, Simplicity, and PK Lifestyles. Christopher has helped the mass consumer take the guesswork out of home décor by providing concrete solutions.
An expert at smashing barriers-especially those that stifle creativity-Lowell offers ideas and provides inspiration so that consumers will have the courage needed to create the house of their dreams, starting with design and decorating and expanding into cooking, flower arranging, gardening and other subjects. He spreads this message in various ways – through his design shows, through his books (Seven Layers of Organization, Seven Layers of Design, The Hassle Free Host, You Can Do it: Small Spaces, If You Dream It, You Can Do It, and One-of-a-Kind Decorating Projects) and through his array of licensed consumer products: branded furniture, lighting, window coverings, and fully coordinated fabric and trim options.
Christopher Lowell can also be found online at the highly trafficked http:www.christopherlowell.com website or http://www.officedepot.com/christopherlowell. His radio show can be heard here for fans, shoppers and anyone surfing the Web to be entertained, educated and enlightened.
Reflective of his inspiring “You can do it!” mantra, Christopher Lowell says, “Remember that fear is the number one reason why things remain the same in the home. Where there is fear, there is no creativity. By dispelling fear, you unleash your creativity. Your environment should be a reflection of who you are. This has less to do with money and more to do with your spiritual well being. We are how we live. Who knew?”