The White House is a bespoke interior design service based in Marbella, established in 2011 by principal designer Christina White, from who the shop takes its name. The company creates stunning residential and commercial spaces for a wide range of international and local clients in Marbella and beyond.
The majority of our commissions originate via client referrals. The White House is a labour of love not a job and Christina can often be found in the showroom late at night, on weekends and holidays, or she will be at trade shows checking out the latest interior design trends.
As Scandinavian expats in Marbella, we have a special empathy for our overseas clientele and think nothing of going that extra mile. To The White House, interior design is not just a job it is a way of life. And a way of life that makes us very happy.
founder and principal designer
Christina left Sweden aged 19 to travel the world, working in Los Angeles, Madrid and Berlin, before settling in Marbella. Although not formally trained, she discovered her eye for design whilst working in an interior design shop, after 13 years set up The White House … and the rest if history.
As a trained interpreter - Christina speaks Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, German, English and French - she can get to grips with the important aspects of your brief and build a personal rapport in your own language. In fact many of Christina’s clients have gone on to become good friends…which is exactly how she likes it!
Perfect project: Any project that produces a smile when the scheme is revealed.
Originally from Nora in Sweden, similar to Christina she also decided to leave home and travel overseas at the tender age of 19. Since then she has qualified as an interior designer at Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid 2004 and has worked with Christina since they were introduced by a mutual acquaintance in 2012. Today, after a brief hiatus at the beginning of 2014 when she took time out to have her first baby, they make a formidable to team, offering a bespoke personal design service.
Perfect project: The type of project is not important.. as long as it thrills me and lets my creativity flow.
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Having bought a large, newly built apartment in Bahia de Marbella, I searched for a designer that could advise, present and do all the work decorating the flat, furnishing inside and out. It required colour, atmosphere and a sense of exclusivity without going over the top on expense.
Christina White delivered the quality we desired - on budget and on time - including an amazing personal touch!
Christina puts all her life of skills, knowledge and experience into her work. She is one of the most devoted and honest professional people that I have met. With her delicate personal and intelligent approach, she creates genuine solutions that are unique, exquisite and seem to last forever. I wish everybody in the world could be as fortunate with their choice of interior decorator!
If only you knew how lost one feels as a new home owner in Spain…I dreamed of enjoying all-year-round sunshine, wonderful holidays, gorgeous beaches, challenging hikes in the mountains, trips to Seville, Madrid and Ronda, tempting golf courses, delicious food and wine. Last but definitely not least, a cosy home to provide the framework for this amazing lifestyle.
Without you, my dream would not have come true. Your ability to speak five languages fluently, including the Norwegian dialect of ‘aalesundsk’, made me feel at home and in safe hands.
I had no knowledge of the local shops, except for Ikea. So I started my Spanish life looking around the big department stores and became very depressed about the ugly lamps, uninspiring fabrics and overly large furniture more suited to an Arabian palace. Just trying to locate a flower shop or a sewing needle took an enormous amount of time. It was totally by chance that you became my ‘aesthetic GP’ (general practitioner) and sparring partner, generously providing assistance, sharing your exquisite taste, laughter and happiness.
I have sent these few lines to let you know just how much you have helped me and for you to share with the other people in the same situation that I found myself three years ago - shipwrecked in Marbella.
After almost 20 years in Marbella our familly decided to buy our own place in the sun. Our aim was to make our second home feel personal and we wanted to get in contact with an interior designer who had that ability to be both personal and professional.
Establishing contact with Christina White was the best choice we ever made. Her engagement, good taste, reliability and valuable contacts turned our property into a home more, achieving results that we could dream of. She always managed to find solutions that made the space feel special, personal and finished to a very high quality. She works with solid craftsmen and we never had a moments worry.
If you need someone who puts their heart into their work you should choose Christina White, she is never satisfied with second best and she will make sure your home feels special.
We still use her services whenever we need to upgrade our apartment ... and we have even asked her to deliver to our home in Norway.