CharRae Chwialkowski is the President of Connect Interiors in Fargo. She graduated from NDSU with an Interior Design Degree and has since worked in the office furniture industry for nearly 28 years. “I like helping clients create spaces where they love to come to work every day,” said CharRae.
Connect Interiors specializes in commercial interiors. They work with all types of organizations, including large corporate clients, small businesses, home offices, education, healthcare and hospitality to help them create engaging, innovative and smart spaces. CharRae works with clients on architectural modular walls to help them create spaces that can be flexible and change over time.
Almost all of the furniture CharRae’s team orders for clients is custom made for their project, making it unique to them. Connect Interiors is a full-service company that works with clients from the very start of their project all the way through installation and service after the project is completed.
The main focus of the work that CharRae and the Connect Interiors team do is to plan out the furniture needed for a space. They do this by creating plans and 3-D views to help the client visualize the space. These drawings show a representation of the finishes and aesthetics of the furniture. They also coordinate with the electrician and data providers as well as other contractors that may be working on the project to help make sure it is a seamless process between the building and the furniture.
“I like helping clients create spaces where they love to come to work every day”
Inspiration, Colors & Trends
CharRae loves designing spaces that are flexible and that utilize ancillary furniture to create effective work environments, bringing in rich colors and textures with finishes and fabrics that enhance the space.
She also finds a lot of inspiration in Frank Lloyd Wright and his design process as well as how he looked at different elements, including furniture, within the space to create it.
In the end, CharRae’s main goal is to help organizations create inspiring and functional CHARRAE CHWIALKOWSKI spaces that help them achieve their goals